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How long does baby stool frequency associated with hirschsprung disease last?

How long does baby stool frequency associated with hirschsprung disease last?

Depends: It would depend on timing of definitive corrective surgery, antibiotic usage and resumption of normal diet. ...Read more

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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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Diagnosed with influenza, prescribed Tamiflu, on day 3. Noticing clay colored stool, also rotating tylenol (acetaminophen) and Advil 4 fever, should I be worried?

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

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Can I receive the influenza shot if my ESR=45m.m.?

Can I receive the influenza shot if my ESR=45m.m.?

Yes: Depends really not on the elevated sed rate but on your overall immune status. ...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 protect myself from influenza without getting a vaccine?

How can I protect myself from influenza without getting a vaccine?

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 more

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How can I protect yourself from influenza without getting a vaccine?

How can I protect yourself from influenza without getting a vaccine?

Avoid Crowds: In the winter season, Flu is everywhere, especially among crowds. Wash your hands regularly. ( Of course we also recommend the vaccine!) ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i can protect myself from influenza without getting a vaccine?

Can you tell me how i can protect myself from influenza without getting a vaccine?

Vaccine = best bet: Influenza vaccine offers the best bet. If you have an absolute contraindication to influenza vaccine, I recommend frequent hand-washing and avoiding heavily crowded areas during the flu season. ...Read more

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Why would i feel so fatigued 20 days after getting influenza. Still have cough and so very tired.

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

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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

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4 year old positive for influenza!Taking tamiflu (oseltamivir). Anything else I can do? I have a 3 month old at home also!

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 more

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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 ?

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

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How do I prevent influenza?

How do I prevent influenza?

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 more

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