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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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How long does it take to recover from flu?

How long does it take to recover from flu?

Very variable: That depends. The very old and very young can be especially hard hit by the flu. If there are other medical conditions like HIV, Diabetes, asthma etc - the can make recovery more difficult. Whether or not you had the flu shot or used antiviral medications also is a factor. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a baby to recover from the flu?

How long does it take for a baby to recover from the flu?

Longer: Babies and flu is not a good combination. They have a very immature immune system and can have a higher rate of complications. It usually take longer for infants.. Make sure in the future you and your child get the flu vaccine. ...Read more

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Help please? How long does it take for an average child/teenager to heal from sickness(flu, cold)?

Help please? How long does it take for an average child/teenager to heal from sickness(flu, cold)?

7-10 days: Most viruses last 7-10 days, no matter what you do. The treatment is mainly just to make the child feel better. Fever control, saline in the nose, a cool mist humidifier, and lots of fluids to drink will help the most. Frequently a virus will get worse for 3-4 days, peak for a day or so, then improve for 3-4 days. If he isn't getting better or symptoms are worse, see his doctor ...Read more

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I got the hn1ni shot and how long does it take to work and i got little flu symtoms but they went away what do I do if they come back is it nomal?

I got the hn1ni shot and how long does it take to work and i got little flu symtoms but they went away what do I do if they come back is it nomal?

Reaction: The flu shot may cause mild flu like symptoms. The shot is about 65% effective so you can still contract the flu. New symptoms would suggest an infection and not a continuing reaction to the shot. ...Read more

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How long does it take for test results to confirm h1n1 flu?

How long does it take for test results to confirm h1n1 flu?

A week or so: In my area, it takes at least a week to confirm h1n1 or similar variant influenza strains. This kind of testing is rarely indicated because of that time frame, and if you have a positive flu test at this time of year, it is likely one of the novel forms of flu, though those are very rare. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get over the flu after being treated?

How long does it take to get over the flu after being treated?

2-5 days: Influenza treatment is 5 days of tamiflu or relenza (zanamivir). Influenza usually lasts 7-10 days so you should be better 2 to 5 days after completing treatment. A dry cough may persist for several weeks, worse at night. ...Read more

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How long does it take to start showing symptoms after being exposed to swine flu?

How long does it take to start showing symptoms after being exposed to swine flu?

Swine Flu: Swine flu symptoms normally develop 1 to 3 days after exposure. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/swine-flu/basics/symptoms/con-20034916 ...Read more

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How long does it take to get over the bird flu?

How long does it take to get over the bird flu?

Longer than flu: "bird flu" , or avian influenza, in general is moe serious than seasonal influenza. It is not uncommon to be sick for longer than a week, and for some symtoms such as cough to last for weeks as this influenza causes moe irritation of the airways and that takes longer to heal. Take it much slower and get plenty of rest. Thank goodness bird flu is extrememly rare in this country. ...Read more

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How long does it take for symptoms of avian flu to kill a bird?

How long does it take for symptoms of avian flu to kill a bird?

10 days or never: Avian flu (h5n1) will run its course in birds in about ten days - if the bird survives (and most do) they will not be shedding virus after approx 10 and are then no longer a risk. Unfortunately the flu virus is fairly stable and a person can get infected after simply touching a contaminated surface. Fortunately, we haven't had big outbreaks of avian flu in the west (yet!). ...Read more

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How long does it take to get the stomach flu after being exposed to it?

How long does it take to get the stomach flu after being exposed to it?

Depends: Norovirus is the most common viral cause of "stomach flu" or gastroenteritis. Exposure can result in illness within 24 hours. Other causes of gastroenteritis like bacteria can take several days. Handwashing and food safety can help prevent spread of illnesses like these. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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How long does it take to become sick after being exposed to the stomach flu. it's been almost 4 days and I haven't caught it yet but worried ?

How long does it take to become sick after being exposed to the stomach flu. it's been almost 4 days and I haven't caught it yet but worried ?

Faster than that: Food-borne illness hits hard and fast, anywhere from 30 minutes after a contaminated meal with certain bacterial toxins from killed bacteria to a day or two if there are live pathologic bacteria present in the food. longer periods without symptoms would be unusual. ...Read more

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.how long does it take for Arnuity inhaler to work? started 4 days ago. Have Asthma possible copd after FLU, ear infection and swollen lymph node

.how long does it take for Arnuity inhaler to work? started 4 days ago. Have Asthma possible copd after FLU, ear infection and swollen lymph node

Mgt: I would expect some improvement in 48 hours, and the medication should be continued as directed for maximal benefit. Post viral inflammation may last weeks. If you spike a fever, please see your PCP to determine whether you have pneumonia. Are you being treated for influenza with Tamiflu? Did you have the flu vaccine? ...Read more

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Been coughing (more casual than serious) w/ phlegm for 2 wks, no other sign of flu. Didn't take any medicine, thought it'd go away, what to do now?

Been coughing (more casual than serious) w/ phlegm for 2 wks, no other sign of flu. Didn't take any medicine, thought it'd go away, what to do now?

See a doctor: If you continue coughing without any other symptoms might wait until after 4 wks have passed since conditions like mycoplasma can produce prolonged coughing. If, however, you have fever, chest pain, headaches, blood in sputum, or anything else persisently, would see a doctor and have history and physical done to ensure nothing serious going on. ...Read more