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Influenza Are You Contagious After The Fever Breaks
Yes: It is contagiousmore or les for 5 to 7 days but during the last epidemic it occurred to 10 days. ...Read more
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
Been on tamiflu (oseltamivir) for influenza a for over 24 hours. Also been over 24 hours since fever. Am I still contagious?
Can my 4 year old take cough medicine and tamiflu (oseltamivir) at the same time?Positive influenza test 4 days ago, lingering cough,fever free 48 hours.Contagious?
Yes, most: over-the-counter children's cough medications can be taken with Tamiflu, (oseltamivir) but the cough medication may not have any added benefit and will not shorten the course. If he/she is still coughing, I would consider him/her to still be somewhat contagious through those respiratory droplets released by the cough, although one is most contagious while the fever is there ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: One of the major problems with influenza infections is that they can defeat the body's defense system and let other germs cause disease. Pneumonia caused by bacteria is a particular worry. Once your symptoms (fever, cough, fatigue) start to improve, they should continue to improve. If there is any worsening, contact your doctor right away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosed with Influenza B Thursday. Had a fever (99-102) since Tuesday. Fever won't go away. Should I be worried?
No: The febrile phase of influenza B can last 7 days (sucks big time, doesn't it). Make sure to keep yourself well hydrated. If temp is going over 104 or you develop worsening cough and/or shortness of breath, seek medical care again as you can develop a secondary pneumonia. In the future, to avoid this, get flu vaccine EVERY YEAR! Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with influenza 4 days ago. My fever broke today. It has been three hours with no fever. Am I recovered?
Unlikely: usually 7-10 days if no complicationsGet a more detailed answer ›
I have influenza and still running fever it has been five days and I am suppose to go back to work tuesday will it be okay?
I have influenza a. Why does my fever go up to 101.5 if i stand or sit upright? It stays lower when i lie down - to around 100.2
Temp regulation: Body temperature may vary as your immune system fights the infection. If you take an antipyretic before sleep, the fever may go down. Tamiflu (oseltamivir) may be rxd if you have been sick for 48 hrs or less. A virtual consults is available on line: healthtap.com/DosanjhMD Code: NCYPHZ ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Influenza since last Tuesday. Finished tamiflu (oseltamivir) yesterday. Fever and yucky feeling returning. Why? How long will I have a fever?
New flu bug: or old bug gone, but the secondary consequences still hanging around. Keep resting and drink fluids. ...Read more
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