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Why does influenza cause myalgia(muscle pain)?

Why does influenza cause myalgia(muscle pain)?

The muscle aches of: Influenza seems to be caused by the production of cytokines such as il2 in response to. The virus. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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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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How could i not get influenza?

How could i not get influenza?

Hygiene: Since you can't live in a bubble, keep away form people who you know have the flu, wash your hands, cover your cough and sneeze and get the flu shot ! ...Read more

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How can I keep from spreading influenza?

How can I keep from spreading influenza?

Basic stuff: First, get vaccinated so you don't get it in the first place. But if you do get it, stay home, wash your hands often, sneeze into your arm rather than your hand, and avoid touching or kissing people. ...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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I have influenza, but my fever is breaking slightly. Can i still get pneumonia?

I have influenza, but my fever is breaking slightly. Can i still get pneumonia?

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 more

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Hello doc. May i know how to prevent children away from new influenza in beijing?

New bird flu: So far there has been no person to person spread of this new strain out of china.It has been limited to those with intimate contact with birds in the raising or preparation for sale. Many birds have been removed & destroyed in an attempt to limit the spread of this strain.As long as the kids are kept away from these birds they should be safe. The cdc & who are monitoring the situation. ...Read more

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I have almost 5 days influenza. .I went to the doctor and said I have ut what should I do..

Influenza: 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! ...Read more

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Should i be worried about spreading influenza a or b to my family? They are also on antibiotics.

Should i be worried about spreading influenza a or b to my family? They are also on antibiotics.

Yes: Antibiotics do not provide any protection , nor do they treat influenza. If your family was vaccinated, they are less likely to catch your influenza, but the vaccine is not 100% effective. Good handwashing and decontamination of shared objects (doorknobs, refrigerator, faucets etc), cough and sneeze into your sleeve. Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is an antiviral that can be used to prevent flu when exposed. ...Read more

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Dr. Raj Upadya
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Muscle Pain (Definition)

Also known as myalgia, muscle pain is a result of overuse or stretching of the muscle. Muscle pain can occur either becuase of an infection or because of a mechanical injury. It can be acute, or chronic pain that ...Read more