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How Long Does A Cough Last After The Flu
How long should the weakness, cough and lightheadedness last after the flu? Also, is it ok to have a body temp average of 97 after?
Another 7-10 days:
Temp usually 98.6 or so
IF PERSISTENT NEW LOW- worth checking with doc. ...Read more
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
When do you need to see a doc? How much mucus (tsp) and color (s) are normal? How long is a cough suppose to last from flu/cold? Adult 45 fm
See below: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with the flu 12 days ago. Given antibiotics due to yellow/green sputum. Cough remains, but no color to sputum. How long should cough last?
Persistent cough: You were given an antibiotic because you had yellow or green sputum which mean a bacterial infection and it cleared after the antibiotic. The cough will last as long as the viral irritation and inflammation is around. Avoid cough suppressants, hydrate and keep warm. It usually passes within 3-5 days. ...Read more
How long do allergy like flu last? Had the rash in lip, runny nose, sneezing for 4 days but had a longer cough for weeks. Only now these symps come.
I had the flu 11 days ago. Better except for sore throat and cough. Cold air or talking makes it worse. How long will it last. No tonsils
Have had bad flu last week, still have terrible cough but generally well. Still no appetite though. Is this normal?
My baby is 8/12 old, his temp is 39 for the last 4 days, I don't know why? He has no flu no cough nothing but he start teething is that normal?
Probably a virus: At 8 1/2 months old they teeth still. When teething their resistance is down and they are more prone to pick up illnesses, especially viruses. Without other symptoms at this time it probably is a virus. If you are worried there is never harm in getting baby checked by your doctor. Fevers in that range are common for babies that age with most viral infections but should break in 3-5 days. ...Read more
LLQ pain yesterday that is worse when standing/sitting straight, better this morning. No other symptoms. Also had flu since last week, slight cough still.
I had the flu for one week last month and have been coughing ever since. Now its an itchy cough is this normal?
NO: Please ger re-examined and request a chest x-ray. ...Read more
I was sick around thanksgiving last year with the flu. Since then I have had a cough, going on 6 months. Antibiotics x 5 roumds?
Asthma? Bronchitis?: That's too long for a cough or for repeated antibiotic treatment. Your influenza may have triggered an underlying problem. It's time for additional exams and tests to check out things like asthma and other causes of chronic cough. See your doctor, and don't accept yet another antibiotic prescription without further evaluation. If you're a smoker, do your best to stop. ...Read more
Has something on my tonge like blisters that giving me cough all night long. I had bad flu recently also. What should I do?
See doctor...: You need to see a doctor so that the "blisters" on your tongue can be examined. It is not possible to know what theses lesions are without examining them. If you are short of breath, go to the er as this can be a life-threatening problem. ...Read more
I got the flu shot a few weeks ago and just last week I got sick and I still have a bad cough. I though the shot was suppose to help? I feel worse : (
Aftr my 8yo kid had flu last march, she stil has lingering cough that comes every now and then esp when her nose is wet. Pls advise y her cough won't go?
Is cough or flu at 11 weeks exposure a sign of hiv? Has neg RNA at 28 days and neg duo at 9.5 weeks. Waiting for 12 weeks for last test. Still waiting
Easy does it: During the several weeks between exposure and a pcr test for HIV being certain to turn positive, you're probably going to catch a mild viral illness. Acute HIV may be a mild or severe viral illness but is more like infectious mono than a cough. I see that you have been a safe player and that's good. Hoping (and betting) you're fine. ...Read more
I get persistent non productive cough when I get flue like infection which last continuously upto 3 months. Come back again when I get next flu or cold?
I have been coughing for a week after I had the flu? Last week I had the flu and didn't cough very much. When I started to feel better I started coughing. The first day it didn't bring up much phlegm, the second day did though. The days after that I have
Hello.: Hello. Don't know how old you are or if you have asthma. I can't diagnose your condition. It sounds like you may have had a viral infection which may have developed into bronchitis. What is of significant concern is that you are wheezing every time you breath and your inhaler is not helping. Regardless of the cause, your airways are overly reactive. If you are having trouble breathing, you need to go to the emergency room right now. If your breathing is not labored with just a little wheeze, than recommend you call your doctor in the morning. Since you are not responding to the medication that you have, your doctor may need to prescribe additional medication, at least temporarily to reduce spasm in your airways. Take care. ...Read more
Had cold/flu symptoms for 8 days, fever and productive cough stopping sleep for last 3. when should I go to the dr? How to stay asleep?
Enhaled way too much bleach last Sun. Felt nausea that eve. Bad, phlegmy cough started Fri....no other cold/flu symptoms. Related? What to do?
Had the flu 3 weeks ago, lasted just over a week and since then have had a cough. Just recently I have been coughing up green phlegm. Is that bad?
I have severe pain in my chest everytime I cough. And whenever I get the flu. The cough always takes time too long to get better. Is this normal?
I've had the flu for a week. The fever and aches have been gone for 4 days but I still feel week and have a cough that's getting old. How much longer?
Got flu shot five days ago. Woke up with terrible cough and body aches today. How long does it take for the antibody to become present and offer prote?
14 to 21 days: It usualky takes 2 - 3 weeks 4 antibodies 2 kick in and start protection which might not b 100%. ...Read more
Had food poisioning last sat, cough flu and fever started fri. Started augumentin and having diarrhea again. What is the next step?
I would assume Ur-: -symptoms R all flu related. Did you eat what everyone else did? Did they get sick? Ur next step is 2 C Ur PCP 4 stool cultures. Augmentincan aalso cause diarrhea in some. Get in 2 B Cn! ...Read more
Hi Doctor, I have had a flu for the last 5 days. The first day I was shaking shaking. Now I have a dry cough with a lot of mucus?
I've had flu symptoms & bad cough for 3 weeks I started on ab's & ventalin 5 days ago I'm no better should I go back to doctor or wait? How long?
Cough possibility...: The flu is caused by a virus and will complete its course. However, the cough may be related to bronchospasm which should respond to the ventolin inhaler but you may need a steroid inhaler as well to fully treat the bronchospasm. If the cough is no better in 7-10 days from the start of therapy, or if it is worsening, see your doc again. ...Read more
I have persistent itchy cough for a week now. I don't smoke and I just had a flu last week. I think its due to allergy, but how do I get rid of it?
Not uncommon: It is not uncommon to have a dry cough for several weeks after contracting flu. However this also raises the red flag that you may have a mild case of asthma which needs to be ruled out if the cough lasts > a month. Try honey in tea first but a cough suppressant may be considered if it is keeping you awake. If fever >102 or discolored sputum develops, need to rule out pneumonia. ...Read more
Daughter dx Flu b started tamiflu late tues night, last dose tomorrow, still has fever, leg pains, and a cough at night. What should we do?
Call in for guidance: Tamiflu works best if taken within hours of the first symptoms. It doesn't kill the germs but can slow them down until they die. The leg (calf) pains are common & persistent. Persistent fever & cough may indicate a bit of pneumonia coming on. I'd call for guidance by the doc on call. ...Read more
Day5 of flu (-like illness?), fever (101F-103F), body aches are worse today and still having chills. Cough mostly dry. How long will it take?
Exposed to flu 4 days ago. No symptoms other than an occasional (dry) cough. How long until I might be in the clear? Used purell & washed up to arms.
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