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Would you be still contagious, if you are getting over the flu and have lingering symptoms?

Would you be still contagious, if you are getting over the flu and have lingering symptoms?

Flu Contagious.: On average, most people are contagious from one day prior to the onset of symptoms until about 7 days later. ...Read more

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If I have lingering flu symptoms a month after having the flu, is that normal?

If I have lingering flu symptoms a month after having the flu, is that normal?

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

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Aftr my 8yo kid had flu last march, she stil has lingering cough that comes every now and then esp when her nose is wet. Pls advise y her cough won't go?

Aftr my 8yo kid had flu last march, she stil has lingering cough that comes every now and then esp when her nose is wet. Pls advise y her cough won't go?

Flu woes: Coughs can linger for a long time, but in this case I think it is probably coincidental and unrelated. It is possible that she she is suffering from allergic rhinitis or hay fever, when her nose is full of mucous, some drips down and causes her to cough. ...Read more

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Had the flu in December which turned to bronchitis. Treated for bronchitis but still have lingering cough. How can I get rid of the cough?

Had the flu in December which turned to bronchitis. Treated for bronchitis but still have lingering cough. How can I get rid of the cough?

Time and Rx?: When was the last time you had a follow up appointment with your doctor? Have they given you cough suppressants like benzonatate (Tessalon) that you can take with OTC guaifenesin which works well for a lot of people and is non-sedating. If it's so bad you can't work or function well or sleep there's the possibility of codeine at night but that's a discussion for your doc. Time is the ultimate factor ...Read more

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Had flu couple weeks ago and sense then I've had the lingering fatigue and it's horrible I'm always tired. What should I do? I also get enough sleep.

Had flu couple weeks ago and sense then I've had the lingering fatigue and it's horrible I'm always tired. What should I do? I also get enough sleep.

See integrative MD: Unfortunately this is not uncommon; while you will probably improve within a few weeks, some people develop chronic fatigue after flu-like illness. Sometimes this can activate a latent infection like Lyme disease. Continue to rest, have a healthy diet, avoid sweets, take quality multivit., Vit. C 1000 mg 3-4/day, Niacinamide 500 mg 3x/day, immune-boosting herbs like andrographis, cordyceps. See comment: ...Read more

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I just got over the flu, but have a lingering cough that's pretty harsh. My lower abdomen now hurts rite above my waist line appendix or muscle?

I just got over the flu, but have a lingering cough that's pretty harsh. My lower abdomen now hurts rite above my waist line appendix or muscle?

Common problem: It is common after a viral infection resolves, that a cough may linger. It generally resolves within 8 weeks and is called a post-viral cough (duh). To cough, you use abdominal muscles but with excessive coughing these become sore. If a fever returns, fatigue continues, productive cough or breathing difficulties develop, see a doctor. A mild pneumonia/bronchitis can follow viral infections. ...Read more

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I had a sore throat and flu symptoms for about three days last week. Feeling much better now but have lingering sinusitis. Can I start exercising again?

I had a sore throat and flu symptoms for about three days last week. Feeling much better now but have lingering sinusitis. Can I start exercising again?

Yes: I recommend you use a sinus rinse kit or Neti pot to clear the sinuses- they are great for getting rid of the residual congestion. If you are fever free and otherwise feeling well, you can begin exercising! ...Read more

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I have a fever, sweats, nightmares and now pain in my side. Though it was the flu. Drenched in sweat and my skin is hot. Doctor? I have had a lingering bladder problem for two months and took cipro two times, but now I just take cranberry pills. Starting

I have a fever, sweats, nightmares and now pain in my side. Though it was the flu. Drenched in sweat and my skin is hot. Doctor? I have had a lingering bladder problem for two months and took cipro two times, but now I just take cranberry pills. Starting

May help: Suggest vitamin c up to 10, 000 mg per day but divide it up. Vitamin c is why cranberry helps. If you get diarrhea on this dose then lower it, diarrhea is a sign that you have little to much of vitamin c. Also you may need another antibiotic but use probiotics to balance your system and avoid getting a yeast infection. ...Read more

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My daughter had the flu and it seems to be over but still has a low grade fever of 99.5, and a mild sore throat. Why would 99.5 still be lingering?

My daughter had the flu and it seems to be over but still has a low grade fever of 99.5, and a mild sore throat. Why would 99.5 still be lingering?

Not a fever: I know we are all taught growing up that a normal temperature is 98.6, but that's an average. In the world of pediatrics anything less than 100.4 is considered within normal range. While you may be used to your child having a temperature lower than her current 99.5 it's still considered okay. ...Read more

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Lingering flu-like symtoms for 1 month. Sore throat w/ mucus & headache at times. May feel better in temp/cooler climate. Impr. Ventilation in bedrom?

Lingering flu-like symtoms for 1 month. Sore throat w/ mucus & headache at times. May feel better in temp/cooler climate. Impr. Ventilation in bedrom?

Allergy, sinusitis?: These symptoms could be caused by allergy or sinus infection. Less likely acid reflux. If not improved after a week of saline sinus washes, decongestant nasal spray and steroid nasal spray, then I'd get medical exam. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of flu?

What are symptoms of flu?

Influenza symptoms: Seasonal flu (influenza) symptoms include some of the following: fever with or without feeling chills; cough, sore throat, runny nose, stuffy nose, muscle aches, body aches, headaches, fatigue (tiredness). Sick children sometimes also have some vomiting or diarrhea. Usually, a sick person will be out of school or work for about a week, so it is better to get vaccinated to avoid the sickness. ...Read more

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What's is the rightmedcine for flu?

What's is the rightmedcine for flu?

Antiviral medication: If you have the flu hydrate well with 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 within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illnes. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms for Seine Flu?

What are the symptoms for Seine Flu?

Swine Flu (H1N1 flu): Symptoms of swine flu may include: sore throat, cough, headache, fever, chills, musculoskeletal aches & pains, nausea, vomiting & diarrhea.
I have never heard of Seine Flu. ...Read more

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Testing team from DHM health. Dr I have flu and I need some help?

Testing team from DHM health. Dr I have flu and I need some help?

Depends on cause...: A cold caused by cold viruses is usually left alone, or one can try over-the-counter cold medications. The flu caused by influenza viruses is treated by antiviral drugs and cold medications. A sore throat is tested to see if it is strep throat. If strep, antibiotics are needed (if not strep, the sore throat may be due to "cold viruses" or another cause). This all may mean seeing a doctor. ...Read more

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My flu resistance becomes low with intense training. Is this normal?

My flu resistance becomes low with intense training. Is this normal?

Yes: Get vaccination for flu.
What you are getting is common cold, not flu.
It is good that you exercise, but do not do it so intensely that your risk hurting yourself.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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I think I have H3N2 flu. What can I do to minimize the symptoms and what is the normal length of illness?

I think I have H3N2 flu. What can I do to minimize the symptoms and what is the normal length of illness?

Sick for a week: Nobody really knows when one person stops being contagious with influenza (with or without Tamiflu treatment). One week out from the start of the illness (one can count from the first day of fever, aches, or cough) is safe, unless a person had a more severe illness or still has a lot of cough. In a more severe case, one can wait longer, such as until 3 days after no fever nor excessive cough. ...Read more

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Keep reading healthy adults and children dying from flu. How is this even happening? Why does it happen to some healthy people?

Keep reading healthy adults and children dying from flu. How is this even happening? Why does it happen to some healthy people?

Severity of disease: The epidemic flu that sweeps the country every year causes very severe symptoms usually makes healthy people sick for a week or more. Most healthy people do recover, but, if the infection is very strong, and people get bacterial complications that Infect various parts of the body, and they don't get to the proper medical services in time, they die from the complications. The flu shot may help prevent or at least reduce the severity of the disease. ...Read more

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I've been sick for 5 days from have flu. I took some medicition tablets in sipite of its hadn't appear improving. What can I do?

Influenza takes it's: Course. It is too late to take antiviral medications. 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! ...Read more

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Hoy to cure my flu?

Hoy to cure my flu?

Flu: Flu isinfluenza if the happened you need to take a medication called. Tamiflu (oseltamivir) or something similar. Now if ypu have common cold stuffy nose, no body aches mild fevers you need to take care of symptoms otc decongestants antihistaminic and cough meds. ...Read more

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How to control flu?

How to control flu?

Flu shot: Be sure to get your flu shot every year prior to the onset of the flu season but not too early so you will be protected throughout the entire flu season. ...Read more

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I hace a severe flu?

I hace a severe flu?

Tough Flu Season: This has been a tough Influenza season. The vaccine wasn't a great match to what has been circulating. Additionally Influenza-A was prevalent early in the season, and now Influenza-B is becoming more common!

See a doctor soon (in 48 hours or less) if you have severe symptoms. ...Read more

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I have flu I am sick?

I have flu I am sick?

Well. ..: If you have the influenza virus, then you are sick for now. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Are there any flu remedies?

Are there any flu remedies?

Antiviral: If you have the flu 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 within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. ...Read more

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How to cure singaporean flu?

How to cure singaporean flu?

Agree w Dr. Alves: If you have the flu 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 within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. ...Read more

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I have a cough but don't have flu?

Rather a lot of: Possibilities.

any irritation of any part of the respiratory tract including diaphram, nose, ears can do this. Ear wax, gastric reflux, hayfever all commonly cause cough. Listening to the lungs and looking a bit usually sorts it out. ...Read more