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How Long Does Headache Associated With The Flu Last
Could a two week headache be eencephalitis? If it was caused from the flu shot would it last this long or be getting worse?
The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more
How long should the flu last? I've had a headache, on and off brain fog/confusion, and extreme fatigue for the last 5 days and I'm not getting better.
How long does it take for the flu to not be contagious? Taking tamiflu since Thurs. Still have headaches and body aches. Am I still contagious?
Maybe contagious: Nobody really knows when one person stops being contagious with influenza (with or without Tamiflu treatment). One week out from the start of the illness (one can count from the first day of fever, aches, or cough) is safe, unless a person had a more severe illness or still has a lot of cough. In a more severe case, one can wait longer, such as until 3 days after no fever nor excessive cough. ...Read more
Can one still get the flu if taking tamiflu (oseltamivir) to prevent it? My husband had it last wkend, I took full script, have fever of101. 5&headaches since tues
I have been sick three times in the last month. Sinus infectio, stomach flu, and a cold again now. I now have terrible headaches since the flu.
Flu and headaches:
You probably have a secondary sinus infection that needs antibiotics to cure.
Do you have a doctor you can speak to to help you? ...Read more
I had sex last for the first time & ive been having headaches & feeling tired then I got the flu. My stomach rumbles & im gassy, am I pregnant?
If you missed your period by 4-5 days, do pregnancy test. If the result is negative, repeat the test 4-5 days later. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully.
If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Last night I had a fever, chills, body and head aches, and frequent urination I thought I had the flu but when I woke up I felt better. Why?
Immunity vs Detox:
A purely medical explanation would be that you actually did have a viral infection and you have a strong immune system.
An alternative explanation might be that your body was "detoxifying". Those toxins had accumulated in your body, and were now being released. As they were released from your cells (because you did something that allowed them to be released, such as rest!), you had symptoms. ...Read more
Tylenonl or NSAID's: 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
Yes it could: The flu shot has fragments of the h1n1 virus that caused the 2010 pandemic, and is known to produce a robust immune response. In certain cases, it may cause a headache which should go away. If your headache worsens where you feel extremely ill, begin to have neck pain or become confused, it may be something other than the flu shot- see your doctor if this is the case. ...Read more
Yes it could...: The flu shot causes an immune response that is similar but less intense reaction compared to the real flu (fever, mild myalgias, arthralgias). This is expected. In rarer cases, it could result in the symptoms you describe. However, it is best to be evaluated by a physician, to ensure it is not some other diagnosis that is independent from the flu shot you just received. ...Read more
Could be!: BUT that combination can be seen in so many other medical conditions See how things develop ...Read more
I have had the flu ove 6 times in 4 months currently I am nauseaus, painfully stomach, weakness headaches and general unfeeling of being unwell 24/7?
Just started exercising for first time ever - and experience headache after. Getting over the flu and still congested. Worry?
3x have had what it like the start of the flu but hasn't turned into anything. Grazed feeling inside allover and severe headache. What could it be?
Good evening, I have been sick for 5 days with the flu. I have been experiencing a really bad headache this evening though and have checked my body te?
The flu can cause: A headache as part of is symptoms. If this headache persists for more than a few days or gets worse, see a Dr. Otherwise, tylenol (acetaminophen) (acetaminophen) or advil may relieve headache. Fever can also cause a headache, so keep your temp down withe tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil. ...Read more
Yes: In any season we have at least 4-6 strains of flu circling the globe & air travel mixes/spreads it quickly. Flu virus mutates rapidly & the vaccine has the most recent & frequent strains but can't have them all. You could have a mutated strain or one not in the vaccine. You could also have something else. The flu shot is not perfect but it is the best we have. I get mine every year (X40+). ...Read more
What to do if I have a headache right above my eyebrows. Do these sound like symptoms of the flu?
No: This may be related to sinus issues. ...Read more
I think I'm getting the flu. I'm neasaus and my body is aching really bad. I have a headache and I'm cold.?
Agree...: You have the symptoms.....get checked and treated early......to get better soon. ...Read more
My 3 year old has flu. He complains of severe headache 4 3 days and today he says his neck and back hurt. Just the flu or meningitis?
My son has been sick for 5 days with aching legs, headache, fever and upset stomach. He is also getting congested in the head. Could this be the flu?
My boyfriend had body aches, sore throat & headache for 2 days, then nausea for one day and now he's fine. Was that the flu? Is he still contagious?
Could have been: Usually you are contagious more or less before the symptoms start and shortly thereafter ...Read more
My friend has a sore throat, stomach ache, headache and fatigue. He got the flu shot a few weeks ago. Is it allergies? A cold? What could it be?
Many possibilities: Not the flu unless he was already in the early stages. In the flu shot the viral genetic material has been denature or "killed." your body will probably react with mild symptoms because of the remaining products used in you immune response. The responses vary on how fast your immune system responds. Could be many causes. Least of which is the flu. ...Read more
Could B, but if U.,: ...Develop a full blown flu, only time will tell. ...Read more
I have a headache my neck hurts. I'm coughing I keep getting hot then cold and I'm so tired. Do I have the flu?
Possibly: Treat your symptoms. If you fail to respond or improve, be examined. All the best. ...Read more
I tested positive for the flu and mono, but have no symptoms (just one bad headache). Is this normal?
Yes: But close follow up is important. Neither disease is exclusive;you can be affected by both. Rest and close follow-up is best. ...Read more
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