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What illnesses are going around now and how long do they last? I have had flu symptoms, but no fever for 4 days.

What illnesses are going around now and how long do they last?  I have had flu symptoms, but no fever for 4 days.

Depends on location: Depending on where you live and what you are exposed to on a daily basis, you at greater or lesser risk for certain viral illnesses that tend to migrate across geographic areas. Sounds like you has a moderate viral illness. Probably will never know exactly what virus it was -- and that usually doesn't matter. Certain infections do have seasonality. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Flu (Definition)

The flu, otherwise known as influenza, is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, runny nose, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, and coughing. Children with the flu often have nausea and vomiting as well. Some strains of the flu are preventable by getting a yearly flu ...Read more


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How long do bird flu symptoms last?

How long do bird flu symptoms last?

Varies: The worst symptoms are in the first 5 days and generally taper off over 10-14 days. More serious cases can have complications that last longer. ...Read more

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How long do flu symptoms last after finishing treatment with tamaflu?

How long do flu symptoms last after finishing treatment with tamaflu?

Influenza: This varies from person to person. Symptoms are due to the body's reactions to the virus. If the virus is interrupted by tamiflu (oseltamivir) (but unfortunately some flu strains are resistant) it will shorten the duration of symptoms, but to what degree is impossible to say. ...Read more

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What to do if I have really bad flu symptoms how long should I wait before i go to the doctor?

Flu: If you have the flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid’s. Rest a lot! in some situations antiviral medications (tamiflu, relenza, flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. ...Read more

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For what length of time do flu symptoms from a flu shot last?

For what length of time do flu symptoms from a flu shot last?

1 to 2 days usually: The flu shot has inactivated virus- so it will not infect you with the flu. If you have reactions to the shot they usually resolve within one to two days. Side effects can include a low grade fever, aches & pain, and localized swelling, redness and pain at the shot site. Some people have had allergic reactions to the flu vaccine. ...Read more

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1 week ago i had 3 teeth extracted to start implan s. I have been on amoxicillin since but last 4 days I have flu symptoms. Could they be related?

1 week ago i had 3 teeth extracted to start implan s. I have been on amoxicillin since but last 4 days I have flu symptoms. Could they be related?

Maybe: Sometimes antibiotics can upset the stomach... If that is what you mean when you say flu like symptoms then they could be related.. Other wise it may not be related.... You should give your dentist a call and tell him or her your symptoms and ask what to do... ...Read more

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How long should I duffer flu symptoms while taking methotrexate 20 mg before seeing my doctor ?

How long should I duffer flu symptoms while taking methotrexate 20 mg before seeing my doctor ?

Don't wait.: Because Methotrexate lowers one's immunity, all infections should be taken seriously. That means, go see your doctor now. ...Read more

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Fever, flu symptoms after taking a prevacid (lansoprazole)..Fever only lasted 2-3 hrs and never returned..I've taken it before. Side effect? Coincidence?

Fever, flu symptoms after taking a prevacid (lansoprazole)..Fever only lasted 2-3 hrs and never returned..I've taken it before. Side effect? Coincidence?

Coincidence.: While any medication can have side effects (including flu like symptoms) very few can cause fever. My guess is that you had a virus that has now passed. The way to know for sure would be to take the medication again. If the symptoms soon return, then it was the medication; if they do not, then it was coincidence. ...Read more