Influenza

What is Influenza?

An acute infectious respiratory disease, caused by Influenza viruses. Presents generally as fever, body ache, running nose - like Upper Respiratory Tract infection.

Questions and answers on "Influenza"

My son is 15 months old. He was given vaxigrip vaccine ( Influenza ) 2 doses last year when he was 7 months and 8 months. Is is compulsory to give this vaccine again this year. Please advise. Rakesh

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Hi Rakesh, Welcome to HealthcareMagic Forum.
According to IAP, Hemophilus Influenzae Vaccine should be given in 10wks, 14 wks and 18 months and only under special circumstances the Influenza vaccine is given in 12 months. You should be consulting your Child's Doctor for second Opinion.

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when is influenza vaccine be give i have twins daughters now on 10th nov they will be six months old when is influenza vaccine be given the elder one has small rashes miniature boils on chest , we give them mothers feed plus naan 1 , orange juice and dal water is it ok

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Thanks for the query.
When the vaccine is used first time, in children 6 months to less than 9 years of age the vaccines are given as 2 doses, 1 month apart. Only one dose is sufficient at 9 years and above. Revaccination is recommended with a single annual dose irrespective of age and even if...

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can influenza shot cause false positive rapid hiv test

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Brief Answer:
Yes it can

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for asking

I read your question and i understand your concern. Influenza virus itself or the vaccine used for it in flu both can give a false positive rapid HIV test and should be confirmed by more specific tests like 4th generation HIV tests or...

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My son is 5 months old and our paediatrician asked us to get influenza vaccination done at 6 months. What are the names of different influenza vaccines available in XXXXXXX and which one of them is better?

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Brief Answer:
Vaxigrip can be given.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

A popular and good brand of Influenza vaccine is Vaxigrip. However, for other brands, the following link will be helpful for you:
http://www.medindia.net/drug-price/influenza-virus-vaccine-combination.htm...

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3 days ago i visited my doctor and was diagnosed with influenza, now after taking tamiflu, z-pack and cough syrup with vico, i started to recieve an uncomfortable almost painful shooting pain only down my lung area....whats my next step another trip perhaps?

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Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Yes, you should definitely consult your doctor again and get done chest x ray.
Influenza viral infection of lungs can cause pneumonia, pleural effusion, pleurisy etc.
And all these can cause sharp shooting chest pain.
So...

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hi my daughter is almost 2 years old... she had a frequent vomitn', lose of apetite and has a yellowish fluid stool...and as for now she experienced influenza and very weak...I'm really worried doc.. i hate what the doctors advice for my daughter they said they can't determine the virus they can't even say a thing for me... I hope u could help me doc... does my daughter have amoeba??? how can this be treated??? thanks

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Kindly give biff lac sachet half sachet 3 times a day and syrup ofloxacin 100mg per 5 ml at dose of 3 ml twice a day mam..avoid milk and milk products for a short duration mam..give idly, I'd iyappan and curd rice and plenty of ors fluids mam.

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Hello, I had a high fever of 109 and well I was rushed to emergency care but I had some questions during my time with this fever i had really bad head aches a slight nose bleed and vision was blurring what type of illness could cause such a high fever was it just a normal case of influenza?

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i think user question is not correct fever is 109 if so check the bp because ur complaining about blurred vision and nose should be examined for nasal bleed if bp was normal then apply nasivion nasal drops

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I have had blood tests a few weeks ago and was told I had a bacterial infection as well as the influenza virus I am still unwell and now have what I think maybe pink eye as well as swollen glands and a sore throat and aches and pains again this has been going on now for about six weeks

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Hello
It seems from the history that you are having pink eyes with swollen glands in the neck. These symptoms indicate infection of eyes in the form of conjunctivitis associated with sore throat and enlarged lymph nodes.
This is a infective condition and this requires treatment by use of oral...

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Recent questions on  Influenza

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hi i have just finished antibiotics for a chesty cough flu problem which in have had for 3 weeks now,i still cant speak properly and coughing still not as bad,now im on more antibiotics trimethoprimas i have a water infection but my water smells like beer is there any reason for this.

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I have had the flu for over a week, so my dr gave me antibiotics 2 days ago. I have just blown my nose and the mucus has blood in it from one side of my nose. This has never happened before. I do have allergy and sinus issues and I have been blowing my nose a lot .

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A month ago, I had impacted ear wax, doctor flushed out both ears. I was fine until about 2 wks. ago. Now, every other day, I wake up with sore throat, hard to swallow on left side of throat and my ear hurts. What could be the problem? (i also had severe bronchitis about a mo ago and was treated with antibiotics and prednisone.)

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Hi Doctor, my 2 years 10 months old baby girl, woke up from afternoon nap and suddenly start loosing her voice. It has been 2 days now. She did not cough, no temperature nor cold or flu. Despite her losing her voice for the past two days, she is still a very active girl. She eats, play and sleep well. I have been giving her honey lemon drink. What are the other medicine that I can give her? I am concern and worry because I do not know what to do. Please advice. Thank you!

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Started fever 11 days ago. Nodes in 2 areas of neck swollen but better. Left arm near elbow broken out and itches. My right entire side of back is totally broken out. If i scratch seems like fluid inside. Very small breakouts but covers entire...

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Hi, My daughter has having fever and cough few days ago. She prescibed with MoX and levolin , after that she was ok for 4 days and went to preschool. Now again she has cough and mild fever, another doc suggested to give her mucolite syrup and...

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My sister since Friday has been coughing, sneezing ,headache and since last night now throwing up and nose bleeds. Should I take her to an urgent care facility?

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