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Old 01-09-2013, 03:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Flu shot

Did you get one?

I hear there is some kind of flu outbreak.
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Old 01-09-2013, 03:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I did not get a flu shot.

Whether or not I currently have the flu remains to be seen. I'm pretty sure it's just a head cold.
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Old 01-09-2013, 03:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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On this issue I can tell you that we have been swamped in the ER in Gergia and we have seen it in the worst stages in the elderly and children who are the exact people that NEED the flu shot

If you have symptoms on the first or second day GO TO the DR and you can be helped before you show up at an ER with bronchitis or dehydrated

it's a myth you get the flu from the shot..maybe a fever maybe some body aches but the Southeast is getting slammed this year and the flu shot matches the strains very close this year
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On this issue I can tell you that we have been swamped in the ER in Gergia and we have seen it in the worst stages in the elderly and children who are the exact people that NEED the flu shot

If you have symptoms on the first or second day GO TO the DR and you can be helped before you show up at an ER with bronchitis or dehydrated

it's a myth you get the flu from the shot..maybe a fever maybe some body aches but the Southeast is getting slammed this year and the flu shot matches the strains very close this year
I was told this wasn't the case.
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Want to run your symptoms by me and let me give you free advice? ...it cost money to see me if not here
and NO I am not a Dr

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I did not get a flu shot.

Whether or not I currently have the flu remains to be seen. I'm pretty sure it's just a head cold.
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Old 01-09-2013, 03:16 PM   #6 (permalink)
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What isn't the case?


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On this issue I can tell you that we have been swamped in the ER in Gergia and we have seen it in the worst stages in the elderly and children who are the exact people that NEED the flu shot

If you have symptoms on the first or second day GO TO the DR and you can be helped before you show up at an ER with bronchitis or dehydrated

it's a myth you get the flu from the shot..maybe a fever maybe some body aches but the Southeast is getting slammed this year and the flu shot matches the strains very close this year
Aw great.
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I did not get a flu shot.

Whether or not I currently have the flu remains to be seen. I'm pretty sure it's just a head cold.
When I've had the flu, I get bad chills. Not always a fever though.
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What isn't the case?
I heard a lot of people are getting the flu despite having been inoculated.
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Want to run your symptoms by me and let me give you free advice? ...it cost money to see me if not here
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Just the usual head cold stuff. Congestion, sinus pressure, fever. I hit it hard with Zicam since the first night I had a sore throat, as well as a blitzkrieg of NyQuil and vitamin C.

Pretty much everything but the fever and dizziness/light-headedness are gone, and it's only day 3.
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I got a flu shot. I have never felt healthier.
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Some are but normally they have a pre existing illness that complicates things (even if something like a sinus infection they are already fighting)

This year's flu is earlier and meaner than in previous years
We also found it in the South earlier than in the North which is weird

Honestly folks ...go get a flu shot ...it's really prevalent right now and I don't need anymore in the ER (nor do the other hospitals at this point

If I see you in the ER I am going to slap a mask on you and send you to a different room to wait while if you don't have the flu...you'll catch it

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Some are but normally they have a pre existing illness that complicates things (even if something like a sinus infection they are already fighting)

This year's flu is earlier and meaner than in previous years
We also found it in the South earlier than in the North which is weird

Honestly folks ...go get a flu shot ...it's really prevalent right now and I don't need anymore in the ER (nor do the other hospitals at this point

If I see you in the ER I am going to slap a mask on you and send you to a different room to wait while if you don't have the flu...you'll catch it
I don't like to wash my hands and I hate covering my mouth when I sneeze or cough. Is this a problem?
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I got a flu shot. I have never felt healthier.
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If you are not coughing lay off the Nyquil and take benadryl
When you do have a bad cough you will be more likely to respond to meds without a script
PUSH fluids ...gatorade ...water and tea (hot herbal te would be good here)
I would advise a saline nose spray
For the fever I would suggest at this time to treat it proactively instead of waiting till it strikes

If you aren't better by the 6th day I would want to see you

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Just the usual head cold stuff. Congestion, sinus pressure, fever. I hit it hard with Zicam since the first night I had a sore throat, as well as a blitzkrieg of NyQuil and vitamin C.

Pretty much everything but the fever and dizziness/light-headedness are gone, and it's only day 3.
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