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Doctor insights on: Resume Sports After Swine Flu

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How long must you wait until you can play sports again after swine flu?

How long must you wait until you can play sports again after swine flu?

No fever.: One hard and fast rule i like to tell patients is to not play sports when you have a fever. That being said, there's no mandatory waiting period for sports after having the flu, but if you're still feeling fatigued, don't have the same energy - you can expect that you won't perform as well... Your reflexes won't be the same and you'll be prone to injuries. ...Read more

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Swine Flu (Definition)

A human respiratory infection caused by an influenza strain ...Read more


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How long after breaking arm before playing contact sport?

How long after breaking arm before playing contact sport?

Depends: This depends on many factors. This includes what part of your arm was broken as an example was it the shaft was it a part of your joint. How was it treated with cast immobilization or surgery. How far out are you from your injury and healing. In general i tell my patients that they may resume contact sports 4 to 6 weeks after removal of their cast or brace. Again this is a complicated question i would refer you back to your provider to answer this. ...Read more

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How long should I wait after receiving a concussion from rugby before playing again?

How long should I wait after receiving a concussion from rugby before playing again?

Depends on symptoms: After a confirmed concussion (i.e. Sideline evaluation using scat-2), a return to play protocol must be followed which is a step-wise gradual increase in activity. Concussion management is individual, which is why the return to play decision can vary from one athlete to another. You need to be able progress through the activity protocol without recurrence of symptoms prior to getting clearance. ...Read more

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For protection from swine flue how long I should use tamiflu (oseltamivir)?

For protection  from swine flue how  long I should use tamiflu (oseltamivir)?

General vs specific: When used after a known exposure, once daily use for 7-10 days is common. Some benefit for up to 6 wks of use is described.However, this should not be used instead of vaccination. The medication has a variety of potential side effects that may limit use. ...Read more

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Can i start playing football again 9 months after ACL reconstruction?

Can i start playing football again 9 months after ACL reconstruction?

It's Possible: After any surgery, it takes time to heal from it. Most people with ACL repair surgeries will take 3-4 months to feel like the knee feels stable and stronger as the graft sets in. Obviously following your doctor's orders are key and when rehab starts follow it to a T. You will do just fine. If you are concerned talk to your doctor. If surgery not planned consider Regenexx Stem Cell Therapies. ...Read more

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How many days after flu onset would bacterial pneumonia begin?

How many days after flu onset would bacterial pneumonia begin?

At risk: Once the inner lining of the lung is infected, it is prone to a secondary infection. It may take weeks to recover from influenza, and a secondary pneumonia can occur at any time during that period. There is evidence that the risk for a pneumococcal pneumonia occurs even one week after influenza infection. An interesting link for more information: http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2013/06 ...Read more

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How many days after anti rabies vaccine revaccination required? after received post exposure schedule?

How many days after anti rabies vaccine revaccination required? after received post exposure schedule?

Recently: it should be three weeks later for a booster dose,then annual doses may be required , the old regiment used to be 21 consecutive doses daily , but that was changed. ...Read more

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Cold flu how many days after fever breaks are you contagious?

Cold flu how many days after fever breaks are you contagious?

Influenza: This is highly dependent on the particular virus with which you were infected. Many people call their infection "flu" when it was not truly influenza. Be more specific and rephrase the question. ...Read more

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Full body rash and heartburn 3 days after flu shot?

Full body rash and heartburn 3 days after flu shot?

Call the Doctor: I am not sure the heartburn is related to your vaccination, but the rash could be a side-effect. You should go to see a doctor and get yourself checked out. By getting a flu shot, it's apparent that you care about your health. Now, you should make sure you're not developing something serious and have a doctor take a look at you. Good luck. ...Read more

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After ACL reconstruction, how long should I wait before returning to rugby? I'm not suffering any symptoms after the surgery!

After ACL reconstruction, how long should I wait before returning to rugby? I'm not suffering any symptoms  after the surgery!

Completion of PT: Return to sport should not be attempted until you have completed a criteria-based acl rehab protocol under the guidance of a licensed physical therapist. Talk to your surgeon. ...Read more

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Will bird flu epidemics happen every year now?

Will bird flu epidemics happen every year now?

No: We haven't actually had a bird flu epidemic recently. There have been sporadic cases around the world. Epidemic influenza is a regular global occurrence, but the strains in circulation for the last few years have not come from the avian flu virus that got so much press attention. Get a yearly flu-shot. Wash your hands a lot, and that is your best defense against all forms of influenza. ...Read more

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How long to comeback in your normal activities like playing softball and jiu jitsu from lumbar microdesectomy of L5 s1?

How long to comeback in your normal activities like playing softball and jiu jitsu from lumbar microdesectomy of L5 s1?

L/S Microdesectomy: Prognosis for a one level uncomplicated lumbar spine microdesectomy is very promising and can certainly provide a cure for many. With appropriate post-operative rehabilitation, a patient should be able to return to normal activities withing 2 to 3 months.One should keep in mind that each case is unique & the actual spine surgeon is the best person to ask about recovery. ...Read more

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Fever 2 days after flu shot?

Fever 2 days after flu shot?

Not uncommon: Fever is a sometimes unpleasant side effect of the flu shot (and most vaccines). Good news is your body's responding appropriately and your immune system is working. If the fever lasts more than 24 hrs or your having other side effects, it doesn't hurt to let your doc know. Otherwise, it'll go away on its own. Best of luck! ...Read more

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How long should I wait before resuming physical activities after getting my wisdom teeth out?

How long should I wait before resuming physical activities after getting my wisdom teeth out?

Depends: Depends on the difficulty of the extraction and how fast you heal. If they are "routine" type extractions you can resume activity in in 24-48 hours. If the teeth were impacted, the surgery more difficult and you are on narcotics then it may take a week or more. ...Read more

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