How long does it take for a baby to recover from the flu?

Longer. Babies and flu is not a good combination. They have a very immature immune system and can have a higher rate of complications. It usually take longer for infants. Make sure in the future you and your child get the flu vaccine.

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How do babies get the flu?

Person to person. The flu is spread like any other cold virus, through close contact with an infected person. The flu, however, can have more serious complications than "the common cold." the best way to prevent from getting the flu is to wash your hands well and get vaccinated. If your baby is over 6 months, he or she should be vaccinated, and if under 6 months, all caregivers should get the vaccine.
Close contact. The flu is passed on from person to person in tiny droplets expelled during coughing and sneezing. Your baby can get the flu if they are in close proximity to another sick child, or if they play with that child's toys or other objects. These droplets can stay in surfaces for a long time, so it is important to frequently clean your baby's hands.

What about babies that don't have protection b/c they haven't gotten both flu shots due to age? If a baby gets the flu do they typically get better?

Most do. Flu can hit an any age and the outcome varies. We recommend that pregnant women get the flu injected vaccine during pregnancy so the antibodies she makes will be shared and protect baby in its early months. Those that come in close contact with a new baby should also get a flu shot, so they don't bring it to baby. Early recognition and care can lead to good outcomes if a baby gets flu.

Is there a link between women who were pregnant with the flu and have babies with bipolar disease?

Not clear. Gestational influenza has been associated previously with schizophrenia in offspring, but the relationship between this exposure and bipolar disorder (bd) is unclear. Maternal influenza may be a risk factor for bd. Although replication is required, the findings suggest that prevention of maternal influenza during pregnancy may reduce the risk of bd. Reference: jama psychiatry. 2013; ():1-8.
Some link, yes. Please look up: http://www. Nimh. Nih. Gov/news/science-news/2013/flu-in-pregnancy-may-quadruple-childs-risk-for-bipolar-disorder. Shtml There are other studies. Risk is still low just from this area. Much more is the risk via genetics. One parent with bipolar leads to 35% of child having it, and if both parents have, then it is 75% chance one offspring will have.

What's the latest research regarding prenatal flu in second trimester and infant schizophrenia? I'm 16 wks preg. And have the flu...trying to gauge real risk from daunting studies that suggest 14% of schizophrenia cases are due to prenatal flu.

Low Risk. The reported connection between the flu and schizophrenia is a controversial topic. However, keep in mind that the rate of schizophrenia is 0.5-1% of the general population. Even if 14% of cases are due to flu exposure during pregnancy, you are talking about a very low percentage of risk. Stay calm and stay focused on your overall health.

What is the quick way to do to help my child recover from the flu?

No quick way. If really has influenza, treatment with tamiflu (oseltamivir) or similar agents within 24-48 hrs of onset may reduce the duration of symptoms and lessen complications (although there is? About this). If not, make sure they are comfortable, breathing normally, well hydrated, and hugged a lot. Hope they are better soon.

Whats the best thing to take to speed recover from the flu?

Time.. Flu medicines like oseltamivir can hasten recovery and are prescribed by doctors, but for most people time is the best remedy.
Tamiflu (oseltamivir) The "flu, " or influenza, is a viral infection causing fever, respiratory problems, and sometimes headaches, nausea, our other unpleasant symptoms. Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is an antiviral medicine sometimes used to treat individuals felt to be at higher risk of complications from influenza. It only trims an average of 1-2 days off the course of illness. Most healthy people will recover without tamiflu (oseltamivir).

Once you recover from the flu, how long will your body have the anti-bodies?

? Life. You probably have the antibodies for many years. But the influenza virus is commonly changing so that it will not necessarily prevent future attacks. That is why a flu vaccine is needed every year.