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Is Ok To Take Advair When You Have The Flu
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
Various: High dose probiotics to rebuild normal gut bacteria which keep you healthy, high dose vitamin d to rev up immune system (50, 000 iu vit d3 daily for 3 days), olive leaf extract to rev up immune system, and chicken soup for comfort (it really does help treat it as well!). Once better make sure you maintain your daily probiotic and vit d at least 5000iu daily to maintain a blood level around 75. ...Read more
Same thing at home: Sorry to hear you don't feel well. There are a lot of over the counter remedies to help- tylenol for fever, Motrin for aches, cough suppressant, throat losenges. Just make sure you are getting better over the next couple of days and not worse. Limit your contacts as well and wash your hands a lot. ...Read more
I know I have the flu but for 3 days I haven't been able to eat food or hold down liquids. At what point do I take myself in to make sure kidneys ok?
Nyquil: Nyquil is usually a combination of tyelenol, anhistamine, dextromethorphan and possibly phenylephrine. Tyelenol and motrin serve largely the same function so there is no need to add combine motrin with nyquil. Otherwise, these medications are safe to take with oseltamavir or "Tamiflu" Be sure to get plenty of rest and wash your hands to prevent spread of the flu. ...Read more
I have Salt wasting Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia. I take 1mg Prednisolone daily.(I used to be on 4mg daily) Is it OK to have the flu vaccination?
I take prescribed oxycontin & have the flu. The body pain is unbearable at times even w/ oxy. What should I do?
Simple analgesics: I have never heard of anyone being prescribed a narcotic (opioid) for body pain from the flu ever. I know you are already on this rx and it may be you have developed opioid induced hyperalgesia from the oxycontin. The solution is lowering the dose not raising the dose. You should take Ibuprofen for the myalgias ( body ache from muscle pain). ...Read more
Tamiflu and others: Tamiflu is a prescribed medication & helps if started within the first 48hrs of sx. It is considered safe for breast feeding. Most of the other otc meds have little to offer & those containing antihistamines can reduce milk volume.Ibuprofen and acetomenophen are also quite safe for breast feeding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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