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How do you know you have the flu?

How do you know you have the flu?

Testing: Fevers, body aches, runny nose, cough all suggest influenza - but these symptoms are common to many other respiratory viri, so getting tested early (so you can get treated) is worth it. ...Read more

Swine Flu (Definition)

A human respiratory infection caused by an influenza strain ...Read more


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What do you do if you get the bird flu?

What do you do if you get the bird flu?

See your doctor: There are several effective medications, which if taken early in the course of influenza are very effective in reducing symptoms, shortening the duration of disease and reducing secondary complications. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have the flu or not?

How do you know if you have the flu or not?

Flu: Known exposure +tax symptoms can be guiding to the right diagnosis. Typical flu symptoms i clued fever, usually >101 f, body aches, headache, mild dry cough, less so runny nose and sore throat. There is a test available to differentiate flu from other viruses. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have the flu or food poisening?

How do you know if you have the flu or food poisening?

Difficult to tell: Good question. You can vomit from both. You can have diarrhea. Usually the flu will give you a fever. It could also give you a rash. If you can, get a nasal swab to test for flu. There is medicine which can shorten the flu and maybe lessen the severity. In any case replace fluids with water or ginger ale to maintain a good urine output. Tylenol (acetaminophen) for aches and fever. See doctor if need. Feel better. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have stomach flu.?

How do you know if you have stomach flu.?

Gastroenteritis: The symptoms of stomach flu (viral gastroenteritis) can include: nausea, vomiting, headache, watery bowel movements (not bloody), abdominal cramps and a low fever. Your physician can confirm diagnosis. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have Zika fever?

How do you know if you have Zika fever?

Usually no symptoms: Most infections (maybe 80%) cause no symptoms at all. If you are in the US and have not traveled to Central or South America or the Carribbean, you don't have it. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have chickenpox?

How do you know if you have chickenpox?

Look at it: Most providers can diagnose it by looking. There is also a blood test to look for specific acute infection antibodies but it would take awhile. ...Read more

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How can you know if you have hantavirus?

How can you know if you have hantavirus?

Dr would diagnose: Rodents could spread Hanta virus to a human. It may cause: fever, chills, muscle aches, dry cough, malaise, chills, abdominal pain headache,dizziness, shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. The mortality rate is 38%. ...Read more

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How to know if I have the flu or pneumonia?

How to know if I have the flu or pneumonia?

Localized -pneumonia: Flu has generalized symptoms pneumonia : fever, cough + some other symptoms like fatigue etc. Either case, if you have any of those you will need to be checked if you still suspect pneumonia to get CXR ...Read more

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How do you know if you have shingles?

How do you know if you have shingles?

Shingles Hurts: Shingles is a severe painful rash in one part of the skin and only on one side of the skin. Your physician can diagnose this for you. ...Read more

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What do you do when you have the flu repeatedly?

What do you do when you have the flu repeatedly?

Probably not flu: The word "flu" gets overused. It's very unlikely that you're ally getting the flu repeatedly, since flu typically happens only once a year, and is easily preventable by vaccination. It's more likely that you're getting frequent colds. The typical adult gets two colds per year. ...Read more

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How to know if I have the flu or bronchitis?

How to know if I have the flu or bronchitis?

Flu vs Bronchitis.: According to Mayo Clinic Flu sxs may include “Fever over 100F (38C), Aching muscles, especially in your back, arms and legs, Chills & sweats, Headache, Dry Cough, Fatigue and weakness, Nasal Congestion.” According to Mayo Clinic Bronchitis can present with “Cough, Production of mucus (sputum), which can be clear, white, yellowish-gray or green in color — rarely, it may be streaked with blood, > ...Read more

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How do I know if I have avian flu? What are the symptoms of avian flu in humans? How do I know if I have avian flu or a regular virus? .

How do I know if I have avian flu? What are the symptoms of avian flu in humans? How do I know if I have avian flu or a regular virus?

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Exposure to dead or: You only get avian flu if you are exposed to dead or sick poultry.It is rare condition in humans if you have not been exposed to sick or dead poultry you do not have to worry about avian flu. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have botulism?

How do you know if you have botulism?

Weakness: Botulism is a lack of muscle control caused by the toxin the bacteria secretes. This toxin is the same one used in tny quantities to remove wrinkles and treat spastic cerebral palsy, but if from an infection is released in quantities that can stop most voluntary muscle activity, most especially control of breathing. This is life-threatening and requires immed therapy to prevent paralysis, death ...Read more

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How would you know if you have salmonellosis?

How would you know if you have salmonellosis?

Seeing a Doctor: Symptoms of salmonellosis include diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps. The doctor will do stool culture and blood test to confirm this along with a good history and physical exam. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have cancer? What are the symptons?

How do you know if you have cancer? What are the symptons?

Much too broad: Look to the american cancer society for the early warning signs of cancer. There are many types, so there are many signs. Unexpected bleeding, weight loss, unexplained pain, enlarging lumps, breast changes, fatigue, change in stool, easy bruising, persistent cough are among signs/symptoms which could indicate cancer. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have herpes in your brain?

How do you know if you have herpes in your brain?

very ill: If you had herpes in your brain you would be extremely ill probably unconscious and in the hospital. ...Read more

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Do i need to get tested to know for sure if I have the swine flu?

Do i need to get tested to know for sure if I have the swine flu?

If you have the sxs: It will be highly suggestive. But confirmation would be through a lab test. Symptoms of swine flu may include: sore throat, cough, headache, fever, chills, musculoskeletal aches & pains, nausea, vomiting & diarrhea. ...Read more