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Why Is Osteoarthritis Worse During Flu
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.....?
I have a lot of pain in my left knee, but no swelling, fever, or discoloration. Could this be osteoarthritis? I am a 62 year old male, type 1 diabetic
Could be OA.: An X-ray could confirm the typical findings of OA. ...Read more
Upper dose limit for baby 1.5yo, 11kg.
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
Not usually: In general, the flu will cause you to feel more ill than a cold will. Flu sxs can include fever, chills, marked aching of muscles and joints ; significant fatigue (if these symptoms did occur with a common cold they would usually be less intense). Colds tend to lead to more nasal congestion than the flu. ...Read more
Flu: If you have the flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid’s. Rest a lot! in some situations antiviral medications (tamiflu, relenza, flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. ...Read more
That certainly: Can occur.Get a more detailed answer ›
It's about strains: The flu vaccine is likely to have protective benefits everywhere. Even if strains are different in different world regions, there should be enough crossover to be effective. ...Read more
Hoping you can tell me, is usa flu shot effective when planning to stay overseas during the winter?
Depends.: It should work in the same season in the same (northern vs southern) hemisphere, but crossing the equator might put you in a different epidemic situation. ...Read more
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.
Feel like I have the flu or something worse but took my temp and it was 95.3? Should i be concerned ?
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
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
How effective will the flu shot be this year? I've read the reports on the news but I feel they always make things sound worse.
Flu season: We are not going to know until the season is over. The vaccine is usually prepared on a prediction and awareness and timely assessment and treatment remain key. ...Read more
I suffered from flu few days ago, though flu is gone, I now get chills in the morning and feel cold during morning. I don't have fever.
I have symps of meningitis and tested neg for flu. Symps not worsening or going away, but i teach kinder. Get further testing or teach Monday ?
Doc there makes cal: Obviously, if you feel you have something contagious then, you should present yourself to medical attention for diagnosis and clearance or medical justification to be off from your job. Nobody on a telemedicine network could possibly tell you whether you were in a contagious state or not since we cannot examine you physically. ...Read more
How much weight can a 44lb 7yr old lose during illness before indicating need to go in? Just keep hydrating & no worry?? (1lb+down in 10days) Flu-like
Probably good idea..: to get seen. Hydration is very important, and the expectation is that the appetite should rebound soon. If he's still experiencing fever or severe symptoms I'd still recommend getting him seen. If the symptoms are resolving you can monitor a bit longer. If the weight loss exceeds 5% (2.3 lbs) then that would be another reason to get seen. ...Read more
Swine flu can cause illness, but a major complication can be bacterial infection of the lungs with a resiatant staph, we call mrsa.
Unrelated to swine flu , certain other highly resistant bacteria can be very serious especially, if no antibiotics are available to treat the bacteria. ...Read more
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