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Why am I getting constant colds after getting flu?

Why am I getting constant colds after getting flu?

Immune stress: Getting frequent colds is a sign of a weakened immune system. Having the flu can reduce immunity & you may be getting exposed while your resistance is down. Umcka is a good antiviral herb. Herbs like andrographis & astragalus can enhance immunity, as can a good multivitamin & probiotics. Adequate rest, stress reduction & a healthy diet will also help- esp. Avoid sweets as they suppress immunity! ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Flu (Definition)

The flu, otherwise known as influenza, is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, runny nose, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, and coughing. Children with the flu often have nausea and vomiting as well. Some strains of the flu are preventable by getting a yearly flu ...Read more


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Just had the heaviest cold ever. Still got a blocked nose, cough and a cold sore. How long should I wait before getting flu jab?

Just had the heaviest cold  ever. 
Still got a blocked nose,  cough and a cold sore. How long should I wait before getting flu jab?

If you are in the: 70's age range, then I would say a full week after your last fever and/or active sore/cough. Your immune system should have recovered by now, but challenging it again with something as virulent as influenza so soon after it was battered by the previous infection would not be the most prudent thing to do. Though the question is have you had flu "jabs" before? ...Read more

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Why i keep on getting flu too often more than 5 times a year?

Why i keep on getting flu too often more than 5 times a year?

Exam: Have exam and blood testing to check your immune system. Did you actually have formal influenza testing or only think you had "the flu" , not just recurring colds? ...Read more

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What are some good precautions to keep newborn from getting flu?

What are some good precautions to keep newborn from getting flu?

Isolation: The flu is highly contagious . Babies under 6 months cannot be vaccinated therefore isolation or decreasing the babies contact particularly with other children is very important. Also the caretakers (parents etc.) should be vaccinated for flu. ...Read more

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Is getting flu shot twice in 4 days apart by mistake okay?

Is getting flu shot twice in 4 days apart by mistake okay?

No worries: Currently, our senior citizens have the option to get a High-Dose version of the seasonal flu shot. The High-Dose version has 4 times the amount of antigen compared with the regular flu shot. That means getting 2 times the usual amount of one regular flu shot should not be a problem. ...Read more

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I have COPD and at this time of the year I am frightened of getting 'flu am i right to stay indoors ?

I have COPD and at this time of the year I am frightened of getting 'flu am i right to stay indoors ?

Flu shot: Staying away from places where you can contract the flu is ok but you should also get your flu shot. Good hygiene (wash hands, carry a hand sanitizer and other good habits also reduce the probability of getting the flu. ...Read more

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Are there side affect when getting flu shots?

Are there side affect when getting flu shots?

Mostly local reactio: As long as you are otherwise healthy, you can't get the flu from the flu shot- since it is a dead virus. Only the nasal spray (live attenuated virus) could cause flu-like symptoms in some individuals. Side effects are mostly localized redness or swelling which usually goes away quickly and could be treated with an anti-inflammatory pain killer if bothersome. ...Read more