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Resume Sports 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
6-8 weeks: And make sure your x-ray is normal. ...Read more
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
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
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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How soon after a laparoscopic nissen fundoplication can I resume vigorous exercise. I.E full contact combat sports such as judo, kickboxing etc ?
Ask your surgeon: Ask your md for his or her recommendations ..Usually 6 to 8 weeks. ...Read more
After ACL reconstruction, how long should I wait before returning to rugby? I'm not suffering any symptoms after the surgery!
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Red raised area from shoulder to distal deltoid after meningicoccal, flu and tdap vaccines in 11 year old 24 hours after vaccine. Normal?
No: It isn't normal, but if it gets better over the next day or two should be fine. If it gets worse or doesn't get better, should be seen. ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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