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Can immunosuppressants cause a low body resistance to flu?

Can immunosuppressants cause a low body resistance to flu?

Yes: That is why it is so important for immunocompromised people to get yearly flu shots. Not FluMist as it is a live virus. ...Read more

Immunosuppressant (Definition)

Your immune system is comprised of two main compartments: innate and specific branches. There are many different cell types in each group including neutrophils, eosinophils, macrophages, basophils, t cells and b cells, and others. Anything that affects either the total number of those cells or their function can be considering immune ...Read more


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What can happen to someone on immunosuppressants if they're around someone who has the flu?

What can happen to someone on immunosuppressants if they're around someone who has the flu?

Could get Flu: Immunosuppressed patients are more likely to get both community acquired and hospital acquired infections including viral infections. Sometimes these pneumonias can be more aggressive, but that is not always the case. Good idea to avoid obviously ill individuals who demonstrate symptoms of infections ...Read more

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What can happen to someone on immunosuppressants like prograf, if hanging around someone with the flu?

What can happen to someone on immunosuppressants like prograf, if hanging around someone with the flu?

Could be affected: Your immune system is not as strong while using prograf, so be careful and use social distancing if around someone with the flu. Hand washing after contsact is especially important. ...Read more

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If I take immunosuppressants after an organ transplant will my immune system be severely compromised in the long term to the extent where flu kills?

If I take immunosuppressants after an organ transplant will my immune system be severely compromised in the long term to the extent where flu kills?

No, but: it depends on your condition before and after transplant. In general, avoid getting in contact with people with colds/flu and crowded places if you can,wear a mask if you have to,report any fever or illness to your doctors, unlike others you may be put on antibiotics early in the course of fever,you will need some more vaccines such as pneumovax, otherwise you have a normal life, wish you wellnes ...Read more

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Ampiclox is for flu?

Ampiclox is for flu?

No it is not: Ampiclox is a combination antibiotic containing ampicillin;cloxacillin it is not available in usa and is not indicated for inflenza.It ia used for bacterial infections it is available inaustralia, oman, romania, pakistan and poland and some other countries not for flu. ...Read more

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Whats is the rightmedcine for flu?

Whats is the rightmedcine for flu?

Antiviral medication: If you have the flu hydrate well with 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 illnes. ...Read more

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What is the flu?

What is the flu?

A nasty virus: "flu" is often applied to any virus kids get, (like "stomach flu") but specifically it refers to influenza virus, a respiratory virus that causes cough, fever, fatigue, vomiting, and sometimes lower respiratory issues like bronchitis and pneumonia. There can be a high fever, chills, and dehydration lasting 3-4 days, and a week or two of fatigue afterwards. Only protection is vaccination. ...Read more

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How to cure a flu?

How to cure a flu?

No cure: 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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How to treat flu ?

How to treat flu ?

Lots of hints:: Force fluids: 8-10 glasses of electrolyte rich fluids/day. Call physician for Tamiflu (oseltamivir) Rx if highly symptomatic. Use OTC AdvII or Aleve for muscle pain if not allergic. et a formal influenza test. ...Read more

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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