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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Influenza (Definition)

Influenza is a viral respiratory infection that causes cough, fever, chills, sore throat, muscle aches and headache. While most healthy people suffer few complications from the flu, it can be deadly for pregnant women, babies and children, the elderly and those with weak immune systems. That's why it's so important to get the flu shot to protect yourself ...Read more


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I woke up and have the chills and feel feverish. Its summer, could it be influenza?

Possibly: Less likely this time of year. Flu symptoms may include: muscle aches & pains, a fever above 100 degrees, headache, congestion, weakness, chills, increased sweating and coughing. ...Read more

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Could influenza cause chills and extreme body aches without any cold symptoms?

Could influenza cause chills and extreme body aches without any cold symptoms?

It is possible: Every patient responds to viral infections a bit differently. Most patients get typical symptoms of cough, runny nose and sore throat along with chills or body aches. Alternatively, your symptoms above may progress to a typical influenza presentation. Give your body rest and be sure to wash your hands :) ...Read more

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Got sick about week ago. Had chills/fever at night. Woke up better, had to get influenza shot (military) week later.. Still sore throat l/cough mucus?

Got sick about week ago. Had chills/fever at night. Woke up better, had to get influenza shot (military) week later.. Still sore throat l/cough mucus?

Mgt: Your illness may still be caused by influenza. Other possible causes include Strep throat. I would suggest having a Strep screening test. At this point,Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is not likely to be needed. If you have any respiratory difficulty such as shortness of breath, please see the ED. ...Read more

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How long can the fever last in a kid with diagnosed influenza A?

How long can the fever last in a kid with diagnosed influenza A?

5-7 days: Is the usual but possible up to 10 days. If he/she gets worse during this time have them re examined often they can develop a secondary infection such as an ear infection that requires additional treatment. All the best. ...Read more

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How long does fever technically last if u have influenza a . My son is 11 and has had fever since mon am. Fever was gone all day then up tonight.

How long does fever technically last if u have influenza a . My son is 11 and has had fever since mon am. Fever was gone all day then up tonight.

Watch it tonight: A return of significant fever (>101-102) after a day or so without may be a sign a secondary infection like pneumonia is setting in.If the fever persists tonight, call the office in the morning and seek direction on what more to do.An evaluation and further study may be in order. ...Read more

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My 13 month old son was diagnosed with influenza a how long is the fever going to last?

My 13 month old son was diagnosed with influenza a how long is the fever going to last?

Influenza: The infection from the flu can last longer than most other viral infections but it is different in every individual. Hopefully your doctor gave your baby tamiflu (oseltamivir) to help treat the illness and thereby shorten the duration. It still takes close monitoring of young patients for any complications. ...Read more

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How come I have not heard about avian influenza for a long time? Is it still prevalent?

How come I have not heard about avian influenza for a long time? Is it still prevalent?

Has never been : Avian influenza has yet to make the leap into large numbers of humans and so far the majority of cases have been in farmers, bird handlers or others who have contact with birds. ...Read more

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I have influenza and I am taking tamiflu (oseltamivir) i just wanted to know how long I am contages for while taking the tamiflu (oseltamivir)?

I have influenza and I am taking tamiflu (oseltamivir) i just wanted to know how long I am contages for while taking the tamiflu (oseltamivir)?

5to7daysFromTheStart: Influenza is contagious and can spread from the day before the symptoms appear and to the time Flu leaves the body. Flu lasts in the body an average of 1 week in adults but in children the symptoms may last for up to two weeks So one one can spread the flu to close contacts before one knows that he/she is sick You are contagious for 5 to7 days after symptoms develop ...Read more

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Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
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Chills (Definition)

Chills may occur at the beginning of an infection and are usually associated with a fever. Chills are caused by rapid muscle contraction and relaxation, and are the body's way of generating heat when it feels that it is cold. Chills often predict the coming of a fever, or an increase in ...Read more