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How can I get treatment for flu-like symptoms?

How can I get treatment for flu-like symptoms?

Flu: 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

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Flu (Definition)

The flu, otherwise known as influenza, is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, runny nose, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, and coughing. Children with the flu often have nausea and vomiting as well. Some strains of the flu are preventable by getting a yearly flu ...Read more


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Can irritated meninges from a blood patch present with flu-like symptoms (bachache & general not feeling well)? No fever. Been 5 weeks with symptoms and now on steroid treatment for irrit meninges.

Can irritated meninges from a blood patch present with flu-like symptoms (bachache & general not feeling well)? No fever. Been 5 weeks with symptoms and now on steroid treatment for irrit meninges.

Do get checked: Post-epidural blood patch meningeal irritation, to my knowledge, resolves in 24-48 hours. Your duration of 5 weeks suggests another cause for the problem. So be sure to keep your specialist appointments, follow the treatment plan, and report any changes that you see immediately. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I just got immune system treatment Gamunex on Thrusday, now i'm feeling flu like symptoms like sore throat, nausea, and fever. do i go to the hospital?

I just got immune system treatment Gamunex on Thrusday, now i'm feeling flu like symptoms like sore throat, nausea, and fever. do i go to the hospital?

Yes please: for whatever indication you received the Gamunex for, please follow up with the treating physician/ team, that could just be a viral infection, or may be you need a booster, again I don't know which route was used (IV or SC), good luck ...Read more

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Can you get flu like symptoms from being allergic to eggs?

Can you get flu like symptoms from being allergic to eggs?

No : Flu like symptoms would include fever, chills, body aches and upper respiratory symptoms. These are not typical symptoms of food allergy. ...Read more

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Can flu like symptoms effect a mans ability to get an erection?

Can flu like symptoms effect a mans ability to get an erection?

Yes: If you are not feeling well to begin with, and you are feeling ill, can you simply may not be in the mood. Another possibility is that you have the occasional difficulty with erectile dysfunction that every man has. Amlodipine can also cause sexual dysfunction in both men and women. It's a possibility that number of those factors were at the play. Hopefully it will simply improve with time after the flu is gone. ...Read more

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Why do I get flu-like symptoms a day or two after a major stressor?

Why do I get flu-like symptoms a day or two after a major stressor?

Preventive skills: During times of stress deployment of self managed coping skills can help mitigate the impact of stress on the body. Suggestions include learning relaxation techniques, discussing the stressor with someone close to you, ensuring good sleep, maintaining a level of physical and preferred activity, and ensuring good nutrition. ...Read more

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Can having sex cause me to just get flu like symptoms?

Can having sex cause me to just get flu like symptoms?

Vasomotor rhinitis: This form of rhinitis, runny nose, is non-allergic and not due to inflammation either, and yes, sexual arousal can be a cause. So if you were referring to feeling warm, flushed 9some other common bodily sensations post coitus) and stuffy during and after having sex, then this is most likely the cause. ...Read more

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When if you get a flu shot does that protect you from developin flu like symptoms such as hiv?

When if you get a flu shot does that protect you from developin flu like symptoms  such as hiv?

Never!: The flu shot protects only against the flu (influenza is the full name) and no other infections, even if those infections can cause similar ("flu-like") symptoms. I hope that you are taking precautions to protect yourself from HIV ("safe" sex at all times, avoiding anonymous sex with partners you do not know, awareness of "post-exposure" prevention and "pre-exposure " prevention, etc). ...Read more

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