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5 weeks since i feel dehydrated & fatigue. Last week, my influenza ab swipe test was negative. I took azithromycin. Felt good 1st day. Now back to same.

5 weeks since i feel dehydrated & fatigue. Last week, my influenza ab swipe test was negative. I took azithromycin. Felt good 1st day. Now back to same.

See details: The symptoms you have are nonspecific and are usually related to viral infections. However, the length of time you have noted the problems is greater than the usual viral. Therefore, your doctor needs to look for other causes, both infectious and non-infectious. ...Read more

Dr. Melissa Gowans
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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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Why would i feel so fatigued 20 days after getting influenza. Still have cough and so very tired.

Why would i feel so fatigued 20 days after getting influenza. Still have cough and so very tired.

Viral Infection: Two areas should be considered. The first, viral infections set you up for bacterial infections to develop later, such as, sinusitis, pneumonia, and bronchitis. Second, viral infections can cause dysfunctions in other organs, such as, your thyroid , heart, liver, and you should return to be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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Do I have pneumonia, bronchitis or influenza i had a severe headache for 3 days and then began with productive cough, which is now dry more than productive. I have mild sob and no fever, but I am aching, fatigued, unable to sleep and suffering from interm

Do I have pneumonia, bronchitis or influenza i had a severe headache for 3 days and then began with productive cough, which is now dry more than productive. I have mild sob and no fever, but I am aching, fatigued, unable to sleep and suffering from interm

Hello. : Hello. Can't differentiate between the causes of your illness because that would require a medical evaluation. You would usually have had a fever at some point if it was influenza and most pneumonias also have fever. I recommend going to an acute care clinic. ...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

Dr. Michael Rothman
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Lethargy (Definition)

Lack of energy, ...Read more