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Intestinal Flu Symptoms
Low temperature 95.6 (reg. Body temp 96.8 f [no typo]), tired, flu symptoms, nausea, started this morning. Bleeding with bowel movements for 2+ weeks?
Need GI exam: Bleeding from the rectum i never normal. Best to get a GI evaluation and get properly diagnosed. Best wishes. ...Read more
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
Antivirals: 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
Colds vs flu: Common colds and mild influenza can look very similar. Though both often present with runny nose, cough, sore throat, and fever, the flu is typically more severe, and associated with more fatigue, and often body aches. Unlike a cold, it can also become much more severe. See a doctor if you think your child has the flu, particularly if they have a chronic condition such as asthma or heart disease. ...Read more
Influenza.....: If you develop the flu, a medicine like oseltamivir phosphate (Tamiflu) can be given to lessen symptom severity and duration. It is best given early, within the first 48 hours of symptoms. The best way to avoid the flu is to get an annual flu shot and wash your hands frequently, especially during flu season. Good luck!!! ...Read more
Maybe: It may be just coincidence or even an allergy to some substance. It would be good to know how often this happens. If this is a recurring problem it should be investigated by your family physician. ...Read more
No: Hiv is a virus that diminishes and significantly reduces you immune system specifically the t line. Influenza is a virus that incubates for about a week sometimes less and causes a powerful respiratory infection. If this is what happened you are more likely to have flu than hiv. Most with HIV begin to have " opportunistic" infections like thrush which is fungal and normally suppressed. ...Read more
See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more
Yes: This is the best I have seen to help differentiate: http://www.Newmilfordschools.Org/gibbs/nurse/cold_flu_swine_flu.Pdf. ...Read more
Should i take amoxicillin since ive been sick for almost a month. Will that help my flu symptoms?
See your doctor: have a physical exam to see what needs to be treated ...Read more