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How fast can I make my the flu go away?

How fast can I make my the flu go away?

Mild Med Effect: If you have true influenza, antiviral drugs such as tamiflu (oseltamivir) may, if taken in the first day or two of the onset may shorten the course a few days at best. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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How to get rid of the flu fast?

How to get rid of the flu fast?

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 w/n first couple of days of sx’s to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. ...Read more

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What works against the flu fast?

Antivirals: In some situations antiviral medications (tamiflu, relenza, (zanamivir) 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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What should be done to get rid of the flu really fast?

What should be done to get rid of the flu really fast?

Not really fast: 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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I got diagnosed with the flu on thurs I had symptoms on tues now I'm taking tamiflu (oseltamivir) how long do you think it will take to go away?

I got diagnosed with the flu on thurs I had symptoms on tues now I'm taking tamiflu (oseltamivir) how long do you think it will take to go away?

3-5 days: The Tamiflu (oseltamivir) will shorten the course of the flu, but it must be taken soon after the onset of symptoms. You were just the at the border line for that. Cont with the Tamiflu (oseltamivir) for the course. Keep pushing fluids as much as possible. Tylenol or Advil for pain and temp. See your DR if worsening or high temp ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I have the flu should I see a doctor or can it go away on its own?

Can you tell me if I have the flu should I see a doctor or can it go away on its own?

See your doctor: Most viruses do clear on there own. There is antiviral medicines now available such as tamaflu which could shorten the course of disease. You should drink fluids to not get dehydrated treat fevers and see doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if I have the flu really bad and i need to get better fast and am wondering if this would help?

What to do if I have the flu really bad and i need to get better fast and am wondering if this would help?

If what would help?: 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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4yo had 1 dose of zpak and is on 36 hrs of fevers of 102. Juicy cough. When will fever go away, should we check for the flu. Is this temp too high?

4yo had 1 dose of zpak and is on 36 hrs of fevers of 102. Juicy cough. When will fever go away, should we check for the flu. Is this temp too high?

Z Pack: is obviously useful ONLY if the infection is bacterial! High fever in 4 year olds is often VIRAL! It may not be FLU ......another virus is just as likely Treatment by your PEDIATRICIAN is necessary! Call whoever is on-call before Holiday tomorrrow! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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1month ago after the flu, l got nausea in the moring and it won't go away. blood showed very low iron, had a infusion but still nauseous and tired?

1month ago after the flu, l got nausea in the moring and it  won't go away. blood showed very low iron, had a infusion but still nauseous and tired?

Proper evaluation: With these types of symptoms, I initiate a FULL WORK-UP. You need to get answers, so I would call your primary doctor today to get rolling. I would NOT waste any more time. Have you been losing weight? Have you used alcohol or cigarettes? Hopefully this is something simple, but I say you need evaluation NOW. ...Read more

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I had the flu and was puking all night, now ihave popped blood vessels on my skin and my head hurts everytime i cough, will this pain go away?

I had the flu and was puking all night, now ihave popped blood vessels on my skin and my head hurts everytime i cough, will this pain go away?

Yes: If this is in fact influenza you will get better over a period of two weeks or so. Unless you get a secondary bacterial infection you will not benefit from an antibiotic. As long as you are not getting worse after the miserable first five days or so you will continue to gradually improve. If this is influenza it helps to understand why flu shots are recommended. ...Read more

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Hi, i've had a soar throat for 3 days now, my ears hurt also, muscles too, i know the flu is going around, what's the best i can do to get better fast?

Hi, i've had a soar throat for 3 days now, my ears hurt also, muscles too, i know the flu is going around, what's the best i can do to get better fast?

See a doctor: Although you may be convinced that you have influenza this may not be accurate. If you prefer not to see a doctor then remain hydrated, get bed rest, take an anti-inflammatory and hope you get better soon . Good luck. ...Read more

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I have the flu and strep and I have a talent show tomorrow. Is there anything i can to do get better fast?

I have the flu and strep and I have a talent show tomorrow. Is there anything i can to do get better fast?

Unlikely: If you have influenza, plan on being ill for 7-10 days. The severity and duration may be reduced(by about 2days) with tamiflu (oseltamivir). Strep throat treatment is with an appropriate antibiotic, and many begin to feel improvement within 24-48hours. Sorry, but i don't think you should plan on the talent show. You aren't likely to feel well enough, and, especially with influenza, may be contagious. ...Read more

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Can a stage 2 rcc grow fast from nov 12 to mar 13? She got the flu and could not do surgery until she got better. Worried..

Can a stage 2 rcc grow fast from nov 12 to mar 13?  She got the flu and could not do surgery until she got better. Worried..

Talk to your doctor.: Renal cell carcinoma (rcc) is a cancer of the kidney. Staging is not definite till after tumor is removed. Stage 2 rcc is a tumor only in the kidney and bigger then 7 centimeters (~3 inches). Rcc on average grows at a rate of about 0.3 cm/year (1/8 of an inch), so in 4 months it should not grow very much. However, metastatic disease is always a risk, but unlikely in only 4 months. ...Read more

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Everytime am sick with the flu I hate the sent of my vaginal discharge, it stinks bad and fast, is it the flu? If not, then what?

Everytime am sick with the flu I hate the sent of my vaginal discharge, it stinks bad and fast, is it the flu? If not, then what?

Bacterial vaginosis?: This has nothing to do with influenza or any other respiratory or gastrointestinal infection. You have a vaginal infection, most likely bacterial vaginosis, an overgrowth of mostly normal bacteria. But possibly an STD like trichomonas, gonorrhea, or chlamydia. See a doctor soon for diagnosis and treatment. Good lucki! ...Read more

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I have the flu and took alka-seltzer plus night severe cold & flu (1 fast relief mix in packets) about 5 mins ago. I breastfeed. Is it safe to nurse?

I have the flu and took alka-seltzer plus night severe cold & flu (1 fast relief mix in packets) about 5 mins ago. I breastfeed. Is it safe to nurse?

Would not: There are certain meds in the cold and flu variety Would not take this and breast feed. Will not hurt the child long term but might make the child irritable. Try to take nothing more than acetaminophen when breast feeding BEst wishes. ...Read more