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How Long Does Myalgia Associated With The Flu Last
I am experiencing upper back muscle pain with extreme fatigue. I feel like I have been getting the flu for a week but never get sick?
I have had the flu for the past 8 days. I am feeling better just a little tired. I am experiencing severe leg muscle pain and knee joint aches?
See your doctor: See your doctor if these symtoms do not improve soon. Rare, but flu can cause rhadomyolysis which affects the muscles and can be a serious condition. ...Read more
Could a two week headache be eencephalitis? If it was caused from the flu shot would it last this long or be getting worse?
How long does fever last with the flu. I've been sick 5 days now. Temp is never over 100. So how long does fever usually last.?
2-3 days but varies: A high fever for several days is common, but sometimes may last longer. A low grade temp of 100F would not be unusual. ...Read more
One season: The influenza vaccine is developed against influenza strains that are thought to be the one (s) most likely to cause an influenza epidemic. If the "guess" is correct then the vaccine might protect >60%. If not, then protection might not be that high. The more people who receive vaccine increases herd immunity making it less likely that there will be an epidemic. Also decreases febrile colds by 50%. ...Read more
I was hit by the flu last Friday it came out of nowhere one minute I was fine the next I felt I was hit by a truck...How long will this last.
Days to weeks: Fatigue aftrer influenza can last days to weeks. It depends on your general health, how il you were, and if you had any complcations such as sinus infection, or pneumonia. Some have a mild illness and may have minimal fatigue. Influenza is an acute severe illness. It can be prevented by yearly influenza vaccine ...Read more
HIV: Fever, lymphadenopathy, pharyngitis, rash, myalgia, malaise, mouth and esophageal sores, headache, nausea and vomiting, enlarged liver/spleen, weight loss, thrush, and neurological symptoms occur. Patients may have all, some, or none of these symptoms. The duration of symptoms varies, averaging 28 days and usually lasting at least a week. ...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:
Temp usually 98.6 or so
IF PERSISTENT NEW LOW- worth checking with doc. ...Read more
My fever has come and gone for almost 12 hours. How long does fever last with the flu. I can only take Tylenol! 4k mgs in 24 hrs, right?
5 year old has the flu. Day 5 with a fever that comes and goes up to 102. when fever comes down she is more active. Is it normal to last this long?
Need evaluation: By pediatrician, kids do not tolerate high temperature Need right diagnosis and appropriate measures has to be taken soon Please call the kids pediatrician now. ...Read more
1-2 days: Local adverse reactions like soreness, swelling and redness usually begin soon after the shot and last 1-2 days. ...Read more
How long does intense morning sickness last usually? I can barley get out of bed and I feel like I have the flu. Is this normal
Few days: If you have had stomach pain without diarrhea from a viral infection, the pain should not last for more than a few days. If it is getting worse you need to consult your doctor. The flu from influenza virus is not usually associated with significant gastrointestinal symptoms but a common cold virus can. Some people may develop IBS after a viral GI infection but this is not a common event. ...Read more
Its been around 8 days with the flu now, how long does this last? I am coughing and blowing nose with clear phlegm
Cold vs influenza: Were you diagnosed with the flu? Often we call colds the "flu", but influenza is actually a viral infection, and the treatment for that is different than for other bugs. (Clear phlegm indicates that this is unlikely a bacterial infection that needs antibiotics.) allergies can cause these symptoms, and if you haven't tried antihistamines, they may be helpful. See your doc if symptoms persist ...Read more
Got the flu and on tamiflu (oseltamivir). Fever 2 degrees above norm. How long will fever typically last? I did have my flu shot. Tx
I have had the flu for about 5 days, and now my voice is hoarse, and it goes in, and out, what could be causing this, and long will it last?
Treat it as an allergy it will last as long as you are keep getting exposed to the substances you are allergic to.
Take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night.
Take non drowsy allergy medicine like Zyrtec/ Claritin/ Allegra during the day.
Take one large tablespoon of your own local farmers grown honey every day ...Read more
I was diagnosed with the flu 12 days ago. Given antibiotics due to yellow/green sputum. Cough remains, but no color to sputum. How long should cough last?
Persistent cough: You were given an antibiotic because you had yellow or green sputum which mean a bacterial infection and it cleared after the antibiotic. The cough will last as long as the viral irritation and inflammation is around. Avoid cough suppressants, hydrate and keep warm. It usually passes within 3-5 days. ...Read more
How long does fatigue from the flu last? Got sick 2 1/2 weeks ago. Have sinus infection now... Could that be causing fatigue?
Yes, if you have: Developed a secondary sinus infection that is probably why you feel fatigued and ill now. ...Read more
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