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Could having the flu cause emotional changes?

I suppose so... People are rarely happy when they have the flu. And they often feel like idiots for not getting the flu shot. I guess you could call those "emotional changes.". Read more...

Will having the flu during your first trimester of pregnancy cause your baby to measure small?

Not likely. Wrong dates is by far the most common reason for a small fetus in the first half of pregnancy. The influenza virus can cross the placenta and thus increase the risk of autism and schizophrenia in the offspring, if contracted during pregnancy. First trimester viral exposures generally follow the all or nothing rule - i.e. They either lead to miscarriage or do not affect the pregnancy. Talk with mfm. Read more...

Why does my stomach still hurt a day after having the flu? Its hard to breath and walk

See your doc. Sometimes it takes longer to get over a flu but if the symptoms are persistent, you should see your doctor to make sure it's not something else causing your symptoms. Finding it difficult to breath or walk is alarming. Please call and see your doctor soon. Read more...

An ENT did a culture which tested positive for H influenza bacteria in my sinuses. Is this a different organism than the one that causes the flu?

Yes, different. Haemophilus influenzae is a typical bacteria type to cause sinus infection. The "flu" is caused by the virus (not bacteria) influenza, of which there are a number of types. Flu viruses do not respond to antibiotics like bacteria do and, in a healthy person, will resolve without medication except to treat the symptoms. . Read more...

What can I take/do to dry up my sinuses quickly after having the flu to get rid of a post-nasal drip caused cough without seeing a doctor?

Depends. If you don't have an allergic condition, you may well have a sinusitis infection if these symptoms have gone on for more than 10 days. Try saline irrigation to see if it helps. If not, you will need to see a doctor. Read more...

What could cause extreme joint pain, weakness especially in leg and wrist with fatigue? Feeling of having the flu but not actually having the flu??

Be seen. There are many potential causes, I would encourage you to be seen. Systemic inflammatory conditions can cause patients to ache in their joints and generally not feel well. These can precede a viral infection or can be associated with non infectious conditions like lupus or rheumatoid arthritis.. Consider being seen, and exam and labs can often find the cause. Read more...