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Safety measures Post flu - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi Dhirender this side
Doctor :   This is Dr....
Doctor :   How may I help you today?
User :   i have few questions... last to last week i has viral flu...i got well by mid last week... still i have some 'Khasi' ...
User :   wht i wanted to know that... can i start my GYM & jogging.. now... or shall i take more rest
Doctor :   Post flu, Due to the damage by the virus in the bronchus, some inflammation will persist for some time,
Doctor :   So you will be having some cough, but this is not to be worried about
User :   true
User :   so...?
Doctor :   Yes, you can start your gym, but please be slow to start with
Doctor :   Do not overexert yourself
User :   and jogging? i use to run for 20 mins before flu
Doctor :   you can resume both your gym and jogging
Doctor :   But you may be tired, for a few days
User :   is there any chance of flu/fever coming back due to jogging and gym?
Doctor :   So start at a smaller pace and then pick up as you feel good
Doctor :   No
User :   got it doc
Doctor :   exercise, will not cause fever
User :   ok...
User :   and one more question... this one may sound stupid but
Doctor :   please proceed
User :   can i go to party... have some drink..
Doctor :   NO
Doctor :   please do not drink
User :   what harm will that do?
Doctor :   As the liver will be weak, post viral flu, and alcohol, may limit its function
User :   ok.. for how long shall i wait
Doctor :   please wait for a month
User :   A Month...
User :   ok...
User :   sure
Doctor :   Any other query ?
User :   nope.. thats it.. thanks a ton
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   thank you
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