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Is Flu Contagious After Fever Breaks
The flu, otherwise known as influenza, is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, runny nose, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, and coughing. Children with the flu often have nausea and vomiting as well. Some strains of the flu are preventable by getting a yearly flu ...Read more
Got conflicting advice for flu a. Am i not contagious after 5 days or after being fever free for 24 hrs?
Friends kid dx with flu 6 days ago is he still contagious if he has no fever? What are the chances i will get it if im around him tomorrow?
Flu: From the CDC: Most healthy adults may be able to infect other people beginning 1 day before symptoms develop and up to 5 to 7 days after becoming sick. Children may pass the virus for longer than 7 days. Symptoms start 1 to 4 days after the virus enters the body. more info from the CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/spread.htm ...Read more
Let me help: The period when an infected person is contagious depends on the age and health of the person. Studies show that most healthy adults may be able to infect others from 1 day prior to becoming sick and for 5 days after they first develop symptoms. Some young children with weakened immune systems may be contagious for longer than a week. ...Read more
4 year old was exposed to flu on Wed. Started coughing Mon- started her on Tamiflu (oseltamivir). Has not had a fever since Monday night/early Tues. Contagious?
I had the swine flu. Got tamiflu (oseltamivir) which worked and I feel better no more fever. Today is the fifth day since it started on sat am I still contagious?
Probably not: The virus is transmitted via water droplets in your coughs/sneezes. If you are not coughing/sneezing etc...And that you took tamiflu (oseltamivir) already, it is not likely that you are contagious now. But, caution is always advised. Cover your coughs/sneezes and wash your hands... Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
7 year old flu symptoms since Monday night. Started tamiflu (oseltamivir) Tuesday night. No fever since Wednesday afternoon. All symptoms gone. Still contagious?
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