I have the flu, how long until I can return to work?

When fever is gone. You can usually return to work when your fever is gone and you are able to eat and drink and get your strength back. Recovery time may be longer for people with lung disease or diabetes.

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If you have the flu when is it safe to return to work again?

Fever free. Good rule of thumb with infectious diseases is you need to be fever free for 24 hours. Just think of the golden rule - if you would be upset if someone else came to work in your condition, then you shouldn't be there either. Read more...
A week from 1st Sx. Many people can be fever free after 24 hrs on Tamiflu or other antivirals. However they can still spread the flu in droplets from a cough or saliva. You are considered contagious for 7 days from the 1st symptom, fever. Read more...

Very sick friends look like they have the flu. How long to stay away from them?

Until they are bette. Get immunized with influenza vaccine. Unfortunately, however, there are many viruses and other nasty critters which can cause symptoms resembling those of influenza. Suggest you keep your distance until their coughing, runny nose, fevers, chills and muscle soreness have disappeared. Read more...

How long will my voice remain hoarse since I have the flu? I can only whisper. I have the flu for 8 days and hoarseness for 2 days now.

Laryngitis can. take 2 weeks to resolve. Voice rest, humidification of air, and time, are only remedies. If it persists more than 2 weeks, see an ENT specialist. Read more...

How long after you've had the flu is it safe to start exercising again? I've heard that exercising while you have the flu is dangerous and can damage your heart, so when is it safe to start exercising again after your flu symptoms are gone?

Recovery parameters. You may begin exercising again when you have no fever, minimal fatigue, improved cough, no shortness of breath and minimal muscle aches. When you start exercising, begin gradually with shorter durations and less intensity. If I can be of future help, then join my care team at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes. Read more...
No fever. Agree with the suggestion by Dr. Holmes. You may begin exercise when you no longer have fever. Start with low intensity exercise. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Read more...

I have the flu should I worry about my extreme fatigue and tiredness? I have no fever or pain no longer hardly a cough and I'm eating. This is day 3

Flu is bad. Influenza this year and most years is a very nasty experience and it lasts five to ten days. Any infection may be followed by a period of convalescence, something known to us all but which is poorly understood. In any case, take it easy, drink fluids plus and take tylenol (acetaminophen) for headache, eat as you can with healthy foods, take vitamins and you will recover completely. Read more...