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Influenza Stool Frequency
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
Trigeminal neuralgia's med gabapine 400 is increasing stool frequency n upseting digestion.What to do to have relief from pain?
Diagnosed with influenza, prescribed Tamiflu, on day 3. Noticing clay colored stool, also rotating tylenol (acetaminophen) and Advil 4 fever, should I be worried?
Mgt/workup: There could be a problem with your liver or GI tract. I would recommend stopping the tylenol (acetaminophen) and contacting your PCP. They will order liver function tests to determine if there is inflammation of your liver. A virtual appt is available to review for follow up. ...Read more
SEVERAL THINGS: Stay away from crowded and enclosed areas and spaces like travelling in bus,by air,and movie theaters Wash your hands frequently after coming home and avoid touching your nose,mouth and eyes. Do not shake hands with people but if you do wash your hands with soap and water asap afterwards Do not share drinks etc from same glass If some one you know has Flu stay away and don't get too close. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: It will not interfere with the vaccination. ...Read more
Why would i feel so fatigued 20 days after getting influenza. Still have cough and so very tired.
Viral Infection: Two areas should be considered. The first, viral infections set you up for bacterial infections to develop later, such as, sinusitis, pneumonia, and bronchitis. Second, viral infections can cause dysfunctions in other organs, such as, your thyroid , heart, liver, and you should return to be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more
Tested positive for influenza a today. Started on tamiflu (oseltamivir). When will I feel better? Pretty much miserable!
Tamiflu (oseltamivir): This antiviral does not cure influenza like we think antibiotics will cure a skin infection.what it does is shorten the duration of the flu by inhibiting the flu virus from replicating itself. Thus instead of lasting 7-10 days symptoms may only last 4-7 days. It does help prevent influenza in those exposed to the virus that are not symptomatic yet or give them a very limited disease. ...Read more
4 year old positive for influenza!Taking tamiflu (oseltamivir). Anything else I can do? I have a 3 month old at home also!
Wait and watch: Your 4 years old is taking tamifue which will shorten the span of influenza illness and lessen severity of flu .He does not need any other medicationYour 3 months old baby is protected by maternal antibodies , he should be o.k.Watch your son (with flu) for any fever or prolonged cough if so ,consult your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I seem to be immune to influenza (but get colds easily). Doctors are baffled. Since I may be immune to flu am I safe from MERS?
I have been sick with influenza like symptoms for over 10 days with no signs of improvement & lungs sound like snoring/gargling. ?
I went to the ER cause I haven't been feeling good about 4 days ago and they ran test a found that I have influenza a I can't stop coughing ?
Viral syndrome takes: ...time to resolve. Unfortunately, treatment for influenza (Tamiflu) only works if given within the 1st 2 days of symptoms; thereafter, it will not shorten or alleviate your symptoms (cough, malaise, aches & pains, nasal congestion, etc.) As you are at least 4 days out, the best u can do is stay hydrated, rest, & wait 10-14 days (7 days if u got the flu vaccines) for the symptoms to get better. GL ...Read more
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
8 month old and wednesday i took her in and they said she had influenza a . She ran a temp 101-104 till sat morning.. Fever went away but is back?
Been ill since november. (Tooth infec, colds, influenza, sinusitis, mono flare) why am i sick so much? Previously generally healthy. Is this concernin
Yes..: Worry about your immune system.......function.Get a more detailed answer ›
Flu prevention: The best way to keep from getting flu is to maintain good hand hygiene. Regular handwashing and/or use of hand wipes or gels if you cannot get to soap and water, goes a long way in minimizing your risk of acquiring infection. Try to do this after handling objects in public places. Getting the annual flu shot may also minimize your risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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