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42 yr-old with a 14-yr history of regular episodes of flu-like symptoms like low fever, cold extremities, joint pain, facial flushing, digestive.....?

42 yr-old with a 14-yr history of regular episodes of flu-like symptoms like low fever, cold extremities, joint pain, facial flushing, digestive.....?

Flu symptoms: Many patients with a connective tissue disease may have nonspecific or flulike symptoms. This includes fatigue, muscle and joint pains, difficulty sleeping, and low-grade temperature. I recommend an evaluation by a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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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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Upper dose limit for baby 1.5yo, 11kg. Tablet: Losec Current dose: 1tab/day ~4pm Reflux (cough) worse during teething / flu / - cry/stir night time.

Upper dose limit for baby 1.5yo, 11kg.
Tablet: Losec
Current dose: 1tab/day ~4pm
Reflux (cough) worse during teething / flu / - cry/stir night time.

Depends on factors: How much drug should be used depends on age, weight, symptoms, duration of use, etc... In the U.S., we have Nexium (esomeprazole), where the recommended dose for a 24-lb toddler is about 10 mg each day, for short-term use. Not sure if Losec (omeprazole) is approved for infants or toddlers in the U.S., but studies in adults suggest that the two drugs can be used in similar doses in adults. ...Read more

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How long does nausea during flu last?

How long does nausea during flu last?

Stomach Flu?: According to the cdc, viral gastroenteritis usually has a duration of one to ten days (depending on the specific virus). ...Read more

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How can you protect your health during flu season?

How can you protect your health during flu season?

To Avoid Flu: Wash your hands before touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Wash with warm water & soap for 20 seconds. Use paper towel to turn off faucet & open door when exiting a public restroom. Antiseptic wipes can be used on doorknobs, keyboards & other surfaces. Stay away from people who are ill. To avoid flu – get your flu shot each year. ...Read more

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How to know if I just have the flu or is it something worse?

Flu vs pneumonia: 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.” If you are having difficulty breathing & /or chest pain - might have pneumonia. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the key to avoiding cold and flu germs during winter?

Need advice on what is the the key to avoiding cold and flu germs during winter?

Prevention: Prevention- stay away from people who are ill. Wash your hands frequently & thoroughly. Don’t touch your mouth, eyes or nose with your hands unless they are clean. ...Read more

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I have a bad flu right now. Can I take Theraflu during the day and Nyquil at night?

I have a bad flu right now. Can I take Theraflu during the day and Nyquil at night?

Yes: As long as you follow recommendations on the box and don't combine the meds. So if each medicine allowed every 6 hours, you can take theraflu 3 times and NyQuil one time. Do not double Tylenol (acetaminophen) which almost always a component of this pills, it can be toxic. ...Read more

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Exercise: what are your tips for avoiding unwanted cold and flu germs during winter?

Exercise: what are your tips for avoiding unwanted cold and flu germs during winter?

Wipe machines down : Wipe machines before and after. Be generous with alcohol wipes and wash your hands at the end of your workout. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Osteoarthritis (Definition)

Common degenerative problem of cartilage and joints. Simply stated it is wear and tear to a point that the joint no longer can keep up with depositing fresh cartilage and the joint space thins, bone becomes exposed and pailful, bone spurs and deformity may ensue. And ...Read more


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