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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Influenza (Definition)

Influenza is a viral respiratory infection that causes cough, fever, chills, sore throat, muscle aches and headache. While most healthy people suffer few complications from the flu, it can be deadly for pregnant women, babies and children, the elderly and those with weak immune systems. That's why it's so important to get the flu shot to protect yourself ...Read more


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I have a mild flu what should I do?

I have a mild flu what should I do?

Influenza: Drink plenty of fluids, take aspirin or acetaminophen to control headache and other aches and pains, rest, and don't expose others e.g. cover coughs & stay home from work or school a few days. (Everything your mom did when you were little!) Otherwise sit tight; it will get better soon. If severe (high fever, bad head or muscle aching, bad cough) see a doctor for possible antiviral Rx e.g. Tamiflu (oseltamivir). ...Read more

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I have got a flu? What should I do?

I have got a flu?  What should I do?

Wait, rest, fluids: Take Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen or similar meds for achiness and fever reduction. Stay hydrated, and wash your hands so you don't get others sick. Next year, get the vaccine. ...Read more

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I have stomach flu currently,what should i do to ensure a fast recovery?

I have stomach flu currently,what should i do to ensure a fast recovery?

Need full info: Please give more detail to what YOU MEAN by stomach flu. If truly a VIRAL infection then, pretty much you don't decide when it resolves....IT DOES...but you may feel better by staying well hydrated, keep nutrition up, bland/soft diet if necessary, and avoid alcohol, smoking, spicy foods, fatty/greasy foods. If you'd like a private consult to learn more: www.healthtap.com/dr-drsaghafi ...Read more

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I think I may have the flu ?

I think I may have the flu ?

Managing flu: We're in flu season, but so far there's been minimal influenza in most of the US. There are however many other causes of viral illness (colds, and upper respiratory illness). Treatment is still rest, fluids, and acetaminophen or ibupofen for fever and aches. If you haven't already had one this year, now's a great time to get a flu shot! See your doctor if high fever, chest pain,or short of breath. ...Read more

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Can I nurse if I have the flu?

Yes: Since flu (influenza) is transmitted through secretions from respiratory tract, not through breast milk, it is safe to breast feed. Using face mask while nursing or in close contact with infant would be prudent. Most of the over-the-counter fever reducers and painkillers are safe as well. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have the flu?

YOU WILL BE SICK: You will be sick with following symptoms 1fever 100 to104degree f 2bodyaches/headache/muscle pain 3cough and nasal congestion 4 nausea/vomiting 5fatigue if you any of these symptoms you should consult your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I know if I have the flu?

How can I know if I have the flu?

Influenza: Flu symptoms may include: muscle aches ; pains, a fever above 100 degrees, headache, congestion, weakness, chills, increased sweating and coughing. Your doctor can test you to see if have influenza. ...Read more

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How do you know you have the flu?

How do you know you have the flu?

Testing: Fevers, body aches, runny nose, cough all suggest influenza - but these symptoms are common to many other respiratory viri, so getting tested early (so you can get treated) is worth it. ...Read more

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How do I know if i have the flu?

How do I know if i  have the flu?

Fever,cough,bodyache: You are sick with following symptoms fever headache&bodyache cough and congestion nausea&vomiting loss of appetite abdominal pain if you think you have flu see your doctor asap. ...Read more

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