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What kind of flu like symptoms do I have, when my chest hurts & a bad cough?

What kind of flu like symptoms do I have, when my chest hurts & a bad cough?

Flu ?: Common flu symptoms are low grade temp, body aches, runny nose, congestion, sneezing -- you may have more than flu and it could be pneumonia -- go see your doctor. ...Read more

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How is normal flu is different from birdflu or anything worst kind of flu? What are the symptoms?

How is normal flu is different from birdflu or anything worst kind of flu? What are the symptoms?

Complicated: Bird influenza is rare and human to human transmission does not seem to occur as effectively as with other strains (serotypes). It does have a higher mortality rate among the relatively few persons who have unfortunately been documented to be infected. Symptoms of influenza can be diverse, as can the complications and include fever, chills, aches, GI symptoms, cough, etc. ...Read more

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Is there a different kind of flu shot for people over 70?

Is there a different kind of flu shot for people over 70?

Yes (65 & older): The high dose influenza vaccine can be used for people who are 65 and older. Recent studies indicated that it was 24.2% more effective in preventing influenza in this population. ...Read more

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I have had flu type symptoms about 4 days every week for 2 months, what could it be?

I have had flu type symptoms about 4 days every week for 2 months, what could it be?

Flu like symptoms: If you are a women, this may be related to your menstrual cycle. Perhaps you have a hormonal problem. Keep records of these symptoms and if they continue see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have difficulty to breath each time after I have flu , and it continues for months,it feels like there is something jelly kind liquid , what to do?

I have difficulty to breath each time after I have flu , and it continues for months,it feels like there is something jelly kind liquid , what to do?

Asthma: With only what you told me to go on, I'd be checked for asthma. This is a chronic disorder of the airways which can remain symptomless until triggered by something. Viral infections are a common trigger. ...Read more

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If my two year old has type b flu and his temp is at 103.5 is that bad?

Fever is expected: High fevers are expected with flu type a and flu type b. The most important thing to do is keep your child comfortable during the fever and make sure he stays hydrated. Use tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin to help bring the fever down and make sure he drinks plenty of fluids. ...Read more

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If I have had my flu shot is it ok to be around a child with type b flu?

If I have had my flu shot is it ok to be around a child with type b flu?

Not necessarily: Influenza vaccine may or may not cover each of the influenza viruses currently circulating in the community, and some people do not necessarily develop complete immunity to the strains contained within the vaccine. If you know that an individual with whom you are going to be in contact has influenza and you can avoid contact that would be the safest course of action. ...Read more

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What is the difference between type a flu and type b flu? What are the symptoms ?

What is the difference between type a flu and type b flu? What are the symptoms ?

For more info CDC: Influenza type a is bird flu. Influenza type b infects humans and seals. Places where b strains have been are: shanghai, yamagata, hong kong, and victoria. To find more info best to contact cdc. Both type a & b have the same flu symptoms. High fever, severe aches and pains, generalized weakness. Diagnosed by culture. If u have flu symptoms please see a doctor. ...Read more

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My little boy thats 11 was diagnosed with type a flu today. I haven't felt good for a year is their anything i can do to try to keep from it?

Tamiflu (oseltamivir): Your doc may be willing to provide you with tamiflu (oseltamivir).This medication taken once daily has shown some efficiency in preventing or diminishing the intensity of the flu if you are heavily exposed. ...Read more

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I got a flu. What type of fruits I should buy?

I got a flu. What type of fruits I should buy?

Viral illness: Fruits or sugars are calories. They do not have any medicinal qualities to help cure viral illnesses. ...Read more

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Have flu type a. How will i know when i'm no longer contagious?

Have flu type a. How will i know when i'm no longer contagious?

Usually 5 days: Studies show that most healthy adults may be able to infect others from 1 day prior to becoming sick and for 5 days after they first develop symptoms. Coughing, runny nose and sneezing are symptoms that help the virus to spread. ...Read more

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Have type a flu, when can I expect the fever to go away. Been taking everything to get it to break?

Have type a flu, when can I expect the fever to go away. Been taking everything to get it to break?

Influenza: Usually resolves in 1-2 weeks. Cool compresses along with alternating NSAID & tylenol (acetaminophen) every 4-6 hours (if fever over 101ยบ). If symptoms getting worse, or developing difficulty breathing, see doc 2 b checked for pneumonia, which may complicate flu. Advise yearly flu shot for prevention. If other medical problems, see doc as soon as flu symptoms start to get antiviral med. ...Read more

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My 11 year old son tested positive today for type a flu. Is it possible to get it this time of the year? Or misdiagnoses?

High false-positives: It is theoretically positive to get influenza type a during august (see http://www.Cdc.Gov/flu/weekly/), but the chance that the rapid flu test reported a false positive is quite high. See http://www.Cdc.Gov/flu/professionals/diagnosis/rapidlab.Htm for a nice explanation. A more specific test could be done to confirm, but it probably is not worth it. ...Read more

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Is sars a type of flu? What is the cure?

Is sars a type of flu? What is the cure?

2 different viruses: Sars was an explosive outbreak of adult respiratory distress syndrome that started in hong kong in 2003. Within weeks of the outbreak it was determined that sars was caused by a novel coronavirus. Influenza virus is entirely different species of virus. There is no cure for sars it is treated by supportive measures. Corticosteroids, Alpha interferon and lopinavir/ritonavir have been used. ...Read more

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Can a broken tooth lead to flu type symptoms?

Can a broken tooth lead to flu type symptoms?

No: Dental problems can cause pain, swelling, sensitivity to cold, sweets and pressure, jaw pain, gum soreness and bleeding but not the typical flu symptoms. ...Read more

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