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Body aches/diarrhea/no fever. Saw md this am, got steroid shot. Flu&strep came back negative. Could this be contagious? I have a 7mo old at home!

Body aches/diarrhea/no fever. Saw md this am, got steroid shot. Flu&strep came back negative. Could this be contagious? I have a 7mo old at home!

Cannot diagnose: Without knowing exactly what you had there is no way to know whether or not it is communicable to your baby, but it would probably be too late by now anyway. Hope the baby stays well and that you clear up quickly. ...Read more

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Can a flu shot lower WBCs? Had a CBC 2 days after flu shot. WBCs came back lower than normal (mine are already low).

Can a flu shot lower WBCs? Had a CBC 2 days after flu shot. WBCs came back lower than normal (mine are already low).

Yes: It is possible.
Will strongly advise you to look into the reasons for low
WBCs- toxins, side effects of medications, etc.
Together with clearing the reasons for that I would advise you to take some herbs to strengthen your immune system and stimulate the bone marrow.
Best, Siranush Cholakian MD ...Read more

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Hi Doctor, On Tuesday night I had a rapid onset of flu-like symptoms. I saw my doctor who did a swab test for the flu, and it came back negative. I wa?

Hi Doctor, On Tuesday night I had a rapid onset of flu-like symptoms. I saw my doctor who did a swab test for the flu, and it came back negative. I wa?

Might be false neg: A swab test result is not something "you can take to the bank". The answer to your question lies in the physical findings & more history of your complaints. Please check back with your physician as soon as you can. "Flu like" symptoms are too vague and needs followup. ...Read more

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I travelled to Recife and I came back with diarrhea, it pass, I got a flu and the diarrhea came back, in this period I changed my creatine supplement?

I travelled to Recife and I came back with diarrhea, it pass, I got a flu and the diarrhea came back, in this period I changed my creatine supplement?

See doctor: Whenever you travel to a less developed country, you are at a higher risk of contracting a parasitic or bacterial infection. It's best for you to get this checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with the flu. Yet the test came back negative. I have a fever of over 100, aches, chills, bloody mucus, soar throat. Is this the flu?

I was diagnosed with the flu. Yet the test came back negative. I have a fever of over 100, aches, chills, bloody mucus, soar throat. Is this the flu?

Influenza: This illness is caused by a virus and it can be simulated by other viruses like parainfluenza, adenovirus, enteroviruses, and so on. Do not know what test was done and whether it has a high false negative frequency, but it does sound like you have a flu-like illness for which antibiotics are unnecessary. ...Read more

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Was in the ER with the flu doc said potassium came back one point lower then what they like im scared now what's that mean?

Was in the ER with the flu doc said potassium came back one point lower then what they like im scared now what's that mean?

Low potassium: Pt's with low potassium (K) levels are normally on diuretics, you are not. In the absence of vomiting, which will also lower K, go to a physician and have your blood magnesium (M) checked. A low M level can commonly cause low K levels which will not be corrected until the M is back to normal. If your K was so low in the ER, did you receive any K there and what did the ER physician say about it? ...Read more

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I am getting a constant flu. A cold that comes back every month. What should I do?

I am getting a constant flu. A cold that comes back every month. What should I do?

Evaluate: Need to evaluate what may be impairing your immune system. Smoking, alcohol, improper diet with lack of nutrients, chronic illness are just some of the things that may be keeping you down. Also evaluate your sleep as it's essential for allowing your body repair time. May also have to consider something different than the flu so you may want some lab work done. Bolster your immune system ...Read more

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Do you think I should go back to work today after having flu symptoms yesterday?

Do you think I should go back to work today after having flu symptoms yesterday?

You might still be: Contagious. According to the cdc: “most healthy adults may be able to infect others beginning 1 day before symptoms develop and up to 5 to 7 days after becoming sick.". ...Read more

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I wake with symptoms of flu and then goes away and then comes back in the evening and feel bery drained, happened for two weeks now! Please help?

I wake with symptoms of flu and then goes away and then comes back in the evening and feel bery drained, happened for two weeks now! Please help?

Evaluation needed: It is possible that you are suffering from sinusitis.See an ENT specialist for evaluation. He will probably want to take x-rays among other things. ...Read more

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I got the hn1ni shot and how long does it take to work and I got little flu symtoms but they went away what do I do if they come back is it nomal?

I got the hn1ni shot and how long does it take to work and I got little flu symtoms but they went away what do I do if they come back is it nomal?

Reaction: The flu shot may cause mild flu like symptoms. The shot is about 65% effective so you can still contract the flu. New symptoms would suggest an infection and not a continuing reaction to the shot. ...Read more

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M57, 3months back my fastingsugar=120;a1c=5.6;now under flu fasting=138; random after 30min=250 a1c=notdone;please tell me how much its high due to flu?

M57, 3months back my fastingsugar=120;a1c=5.6;now under flu fasting=138; random after 30min=250 a1c=notdone;please tell me how much its high due to flu?

Somewhat: You obviously have some sluggishness in glucose metabolism, made more prominent by physical stress, such as infection or other illness. This is classified as pre-diabetes. See your doctor for further evaluation and management. ...Read more

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Is a new form of swine flu back?

Is a new form of swine flu back?

See below: If you are referring to the present scare, this reported flu strain has only been associated with pig to human transmission, not human to human transfer. It is also a mild strain and no one has died and only 2 have needed hospitalization. What I would like to point out here is the "news press" and it's affinity to blow things out of proportion and only report what will get ratings. Talk to docs. ...Read more

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When should I return back to work after having swine flu?

When should I return back to work after having swine flu?

See below: When you are fever free and can endure normal work routine without difficulty. ...Read more

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I'm sick with flu like condition and have really bad pain in my back, I'm male 21 yrs!!?

I'm sick with flu like condition and have really bad pain in my back, I'm male 21 yrs!!?

Not uncommon: Viral infections frequently cause muscle pain.Usually helped by NSAIDs like Ibuprofen.Coughing can knock ribs out of whack (upper back pain) or lying down a long time can result in low back pain from muscle spasm/vertebral twists, etc. If pain is more severe, not relieved by NSAIDs, or is persistent, a good osteopathic history & exam might find the cause. Osteopathic manipulation may help. ...Read more

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I have been very achy all over my body and the middle of my back hurts. Should I see a dr. It's probably just a touch of the flu?

I have been very achy all over my body and the middle of my back hurts. Should I see a dr. It's probably just a touch of the flu?

Well, ..: If you do not get better with over the counter flu medications, resting and fluids, etc, then see the Doctor. Good luck. ...Read more