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How Long Does It Take To Stop Coughing After The Flu
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
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'm 35wks 4ds pregnant. I have bad cough and flu with congestion. I must stop cough cus it's getting worse. What should I take as a relief?Please help
Go see your doctor: I'm sorry that you're feeling poorly but rather than focus on the cough, go see your doctor to be sure that it's not the result of something worse, eg pneumonia. Your doctor can perform appropriate tests to make that both you ; your baby are safe and then prescribe appropriate medication that is also safe for your baby (and available in kuwait). Best wishes! ...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?
My 6 yr old son had the flu 2 weeks ago. Now he has a bad cough, vomiting and mild fever. Should i take him to the er?He's been sick too long.?
Take him to his doc: If he is not in respiratory distress - not struggling or working hard to breathe, you can wait to see his pediatrician over the next day. Some children get pneumonia with the flu. He will need to get examined and possibly get a chest xray to determine if this is the case. And then he can be treated. If he is in respiratory distress, take him to the er. ...Read more
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: is common. Temp usually 98.6 or so IF PERSISTENT NEW LOW- worth checking with doc. ...Read more
After viral flu, harsh coughing started non stop which preventing me to sleep for 3 days. Got prescribed cough meds but doesn't help. is it normal?
M.D. visit: There may be inflammation and reactivity of the airways after a viral infection. This can result in a prolonged cough. If you experience any chest pain, fever, difficulty breathing or wheezing or cough for more than 2 weeks, I would recommend seeing your physician. They may order a chest radiograph and/or a pulmonary function test to determine if there is another underlying cause. ...Read more
What can I take/do to dry up my sinuses quickly after having the flu to get rid of a post-nasal drip caused cough without seeing a doctor?
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