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My son of 10 week old had a symptom flu 3 days ago, his body tempreture now are on a normal reading but he is not as cheerful as before, why?
He is still: Recovering from his flu like symptoms. Make sure he is eating and well hydrated. He should come around the next day or two. If not, time to go see his pediatrician. ...Read more
I have pharyngitis for 7 days. I have a plaque. I haven't any symptom of flu\u0026#40; fever, cough ecc...\u0026#41;, but I have dysphagia and raucousness. What should I do?
My one year old weighs 22 pounds. Our doctor said to give him dimetapp for his cough. I have the multi symptom cold & flu.
Not recommended: Research has shown that cough and cold medicines offer little benefit to young children and can have serious side effects. Children's Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin (ibuprofen) can help with pain and discomfort, while a vaporizer or time in the bathroom with the hot shower running can loosen congestion and help with cough. Saline nasal spray can help with a runny nose. ...Read more
I was diagnosed as having influenza B 4 days ago. I started tamiflu, (oseltamivir) and been having shortness of breath since. Side effect of drug or symptom of flu?
What are symptoms of the flu? & if I have every symptom of the flu except body pain, could it still be the flu?
It is possible: In general, the flu is worse than the common cold, and symptoms such as fever, body aches, extreme tiredness, and dry cough are more common and intense. Colds are usually milder than the flu. People with colds are more likely to have a runny or stuffy nose. Colds generally do not result in serious health problems, such as pneumonia, bacterial infections, or hospitalizations. ...Read more
What causes achiness when you have a cold? I always thought achiness was a flu symptom, but I get it when I have a cold.
Cytokines: Most systemic symptoms of infection -- fever, achiness, loss of appetite, sleepiness, and others -- are the result of chemicals called cytokines, which are released by white blood cells as they fight infection. Almost any infection can do it, not only influenza. Particular symptoms (achiness, fever, etc) are vary widely between individuals and from one kind of infection to another. ...Read more
My son (4) has vomited undigested food 4 times today but only when he falls asleep. 3 times this morning, then in the car this evening. No flu symptom?
Influenza: According to mayo clinic flu sxs may include fever over 100f (38c), aching muscles, especially in your back, arms and legs, chills ; sweats, headache, dry cough, fatigue and weakness, nasal congestion. children may experience nausea, vomiting or abdominal pain when they have influenza. ...Read more
Is chest congestion a symptom of the flu? I have a fever and cough with chest congestion. Could it be the flu or something else? .
I gave my 4 year old 2.5mL childrens Zyrtec 1 hour ago. Can I give him 4mL (not childrens) Robitussin severe multi-symptom cough cold+flu?
Not really: Cold hands or feet doesn't mean flu or cold. Ot could be reynaud's syndrome which causes constriction of blood vessels in toes and fingers. May get a dusky blue, grey, or sometimes reddish purple appearance of toes and fingers and they will feels cold. ...Read more
Not at first: When you first get "a stomach flu bug", your gut may protest it by trying to shut down altogether. In this stage you feel the nausea and vomiting, because stuff just does not want to go through. It's usually later that the body tries to "wash out the virus" by dumping more fluids in the gut to try to wash out the virus — and then boom, diarrhea. So early on you may not poop at all. ...Read more
My son has a fever of 101.0F He took a 600 mg. Ibuprofen about 2 hours ago. Now, he needs flu symptom meds. Can he take 2 tbls of Nyquil? He is 17 years old.
Peroxide Humidifier: Do you have a cool mist humidifier? Fill it with one bottle of hydrogen peroxide, and two bottles of water. That will give you a 1% aerosolized mist of hydrogen peroxide. The peroxide kills the bugs on contact (virus or bacteria) as you breathe in the mist, and breaks down into water and oxygen. Your son should feel better in a day or two. Helps protect the rest of the family, too. ...Read more
13mo boy vomited for two days. Flu? Then symptom free for 36 hours. Has started vomiting again in large amounts. Is it normal for flu to come back?
If someone has felt flu like symptom in between 2-4 weeks after the exposure, then in the 5 th week, is it possible to appear AIDS like infection?
Yes: It definitely can be and for any other flu for that matter. ...Read more
The biggest/ the worst fibro symptom i have is flu-ish aches/fatigue and bed ridden for days. Doc suggested meds, but how can meds help if body weak/tired?
Well ...: Currently, the theory on why fibromyalgia might occur is based on findings that the neurons of the nervous system are firing far more frequently and for a longer duration than they should. Medications like Lyrica, (pregabalin) for example, help to slow down those signals and thereby help with your symptoms. Partnering with your physician offers you the best chance for success. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Does Vicks DayQuil Cold & Flu (multi symptom relief) affect birth control (Junel fe 1/20)? The flu medicine has phenylephrine in it.
No: Over the counter cold preparations will not interfere with the function of birth control pills. ...Read more