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How to want to remove influenza(flu)..?

How to want to remove influenza(flu)..?

If you have 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 w/n first couple of days of sx’s to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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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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Can influenza flu cause myocarditis months later?

Yes: But usually it develops weeks after the episode of respiratory symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it ok for someone to get influenza (the flu) 2-3 times every year?!

Influenza: No. Many other viruses are there which can give like influenza like symptoms. ...Read more

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What has been done to control or eliminate the possible spread of the avian influenza (bird flu)?

What has been done to control or eliminate the possible spread of the avian influenza (bird flu)?

Low risk: This is not transmitted from person to person at this time, so only the rare occurrence of close contact with infected birds has resulted in human disease. Many birds have been sacrificed to limit spread in the poultry industry when it's been identified. ...Read more

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Why do you have to get vaccinated with the influenza vaccine (flu vaccine) every year?

Why do you have to get vaccinated with the influenza vaccine (flu vaccine) every year?

Influenza vaccine: Influenza virus changes each year therefore every year new vaccines are made to cover the most likely circulating strains of the virus. ...Read more

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How to avoid the viral infection? The other answers are correct. Are you looking for examples? Some viral infections clear up on their own and the body builds antibodies and rids itself of the virus, as is the case with influenza (the flu), colds, and int

How to avoid the viral infection? The other answers are correct. Are you looking for examples? Some viral infections clear up on their own and the body builds antibodies and rids itself of the virus, as is the case with influenza (the flu), colds, and int

See below: Viral infections can be very mild in healthy individuals. They can almost "fly under the radar screen" in that they may only last for a day or two. To avoid infections or to have the infections pass quickly it is recommended to get plenty of sleep, eat healthfully and drink alcohol in moderation. ...Read more

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What to do if I have asthma and have caught the flu (influenza)?

What to do if I have asthma and have caught the flu (influenza)?

See doc: If you are having an asthma attack after contracting the flu, you may need a short course of cortisone. Each exacerabation is associated with loss in lung function if not controlled in time. Do see your doc ...Read more

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How are swine flu or influenza and normal flu or influenza distinguished from each other?

How are swine flu or influenza and normal flu or influenza distinguished from each other?

They are all type A: Flu viruses, whether designated as swine or avian depends on where the virus primarily originated. All type a influenza viruses can interchange parts of their RNA with other type a flus. ...Read more

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Which vaccination will help me not catch an influenza, cold, or flu?

FLU shot: The flu shot will help to prevent you from getting influenza/flu but will not protect from colds. ...Read more

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Which of the following diseases would you consider to be endemic- sars, aids, flu, influenza or cancer?

Which of the following diseases would you consider to be endemic- sars, aids, flu, influenza or cancer?

All except SARS: Hiv/aids, flu, influenza and cancer all occur on a regular basis and by definition are endemic. There was an epidemic of sars and a sars like illness in now present in the middle east. ...Read more

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How to determine if I have the normal influenza or the swine flu?

How to determine if I have the normal influenza or the swine flu?

Lab test would be: Definitive. Regular influenza usually does not include GI problems but the swine flu can cause diarrhea as well as nausea & vomiting in children. ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between swine influenza and the regular flu? Is there a special treatment for the swine influenza?

How can I tell the difference between swine influenza and the regular flu? Is there a special treatment for the swine influenza?

See below: "swine flu" viruses do not normally infect humans, but human infections with "swine flu" have occurred. These viruses are called “variant viruses.” both swine and regular flu have similar clinical symptoms. Depending on local resources, some labs have ability to test for non-human influenza viruses. Oseltamivir or zanamivir can be used for treatment. ...Read more

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Ok so I have the influenza B virus had flu shot so has my 5 year old so if she did contract it would symptoms be milder?

Ok so I have the influenza B virus had flu shot so has my 5 year old so if she did contract it would symptoms be milder?

MAYBE: Every year a number of flu strains circle the globe and various sites keep track and report their activity. Vaccine makers pick 3-4 strains in early spring to put in the fall shot, based on those with the most activity.Too many strains would weaken the individual strength against each strain.With luck, the vaccine will boost general flu immunity enough to make it mild for those who get it anyway ...Read more