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I know I have the flu but for 3 days I haven't been able to eat food or hold down liquids. At what point do I take myself in to make sure kidneys ok?

Dehydration. Dehydration can effect kidney function if it is severe. The decrease in kidney function usually is reversible with fluids. If you cannot eat or drink anything and if this has been going on for several days see your doctor or go to ER. . Read more...

How do you know you have the flu?

Testing. Fevers, body aches, runny nose, cough all suggest influenza - but these symptoms are common to many other respiratory viri, so getting tested early (so you can get treated) is worth it. Read more...

What can you do when you have the flu?

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...

How do you know if you have the flu or not?

Fever, muscle aches. True influenza infection is very bad... People often refer to "flu" whenever they get a cold, however true flu patients often have103-104 fevers, are extremely tired, feel very sick, and ache all over. Read more...
Flu. Known exposure +tax symptoms can be guiding to the right diagnosis. Typical flu symptoms i clued fever, usually >101 f, body aches, headache, mild dry cough, less so runny nose and sore throat. There is a test available to differentiate flu from other viruses. Read more...
Rapid flu & culture. The only definitive way is to get a rapid flu test and confirmatory culture from a doctor or hospital. It involves getting a small amount of nasal washing. But usually the flu gives you crippling all over muscle aches and you feel like you know what. Read more...

Please tell me what to do when you have the flu?

If you have 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 w/n first couple of days of sx’s to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. Read more...

What do you do when you have the flu repeatedly?

Probably not flu. The word "flu" gets overused. It's very unlikely that you're ally getting the flu repeatedly, since flu typically happens only once a year, and is easily preventable by vaccination. It's more likely that you're getting frequent colds. The typical adult gets two colds per year. Read more...

What can you take to feel better if you have the flu?

Various. High dose probiotics to rebuild normal gut bacteria which keep you healthy, high dose vitamin d to rev up immune system (50, 000 iu vit d3 daily for 3 days), olive leaf extract to rev up immune system, and chicken soup for comfort (it really does help treat it as well!). Once better make sure you maintain your daily probiotic and vit d at least 5000iu daily to maintain a blood level around 75. Read more...

Is there a way to know for sure that you have the flu?

Yes. Ther is a test for infulanza a+b fast test to see if you have those types fast and simpl. Read more...
Culture. The flu is not likely this time if year but yes one can do a viral culture and recently rapid DNA analysis of a throat swab has become available. Read more...