Tested positive for influenza a today. Started on tamiflu (oseltamivir). When will I feel better? Pretty much miserable!

Tamiflu (oseltamivir) This antiviral does not cure influenza like we think antibiotics will cure a skin infection.what it does is shorten the duration of the flu by inhibiting the flu virus from replicating itself. Thus instead of lasting 7-10 days symptoms may only last 4-7 days. It does help prevent influenza in those exposed to the virus that are not symptomatic yet or give them a very limited disease.

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4 yr old tested positive for influenza! Started tamiflu, (oseltamivir) day 2 seemed normal but spiked fever at night! What can I expect from here?

Tami-flameout. Tamiflu is just OK and not a miracle drug. It has been shown to slightly shorten the course and severity of the flu, but not in everyone. It doesn't have a lot of bad side effects in most people. You'll need to keep-up on the fluids and Tylenol (acetaminophen) and watch for worsening symptoms or change in behavior. If that happens, taken him (?her) back to the doctor. Read more...

My 11 yr old son tested positive for influenza a. Will he be ok? His temp is almost 103.0 he is on tamiflu (oseltamivir). Has had four doses so far. I'm worried

Yes. It sounds as if you and your doctor have everything under control. Continue supportive care with fluids, rest, and mom's love while his body fights the flu with the help of tamiflu (oseltamivir). A fever can make a person fell terrible, but it is even tougher on the virus. That's why our bodies use fever to help fight infections like flu. Call your doctor if your son's temperature goes over 104. Hang in there! Read more...
Low risk age. The vulnerable group for flu includes the elderly, the weak due to illness and some kids with immune problems.Your kis doesn't fit this.I had one in the office last yr with a 106 temp who did just fine with fluids rest and tamiflu (oseltamivir).Keep working with the kid and make sure he drinks enough to pee every 6 hours. Have him rechecked if the temp does not setttle down before the weekend or he is not voidn. Read more...