anyone know what we can take for influenza?

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inflamed
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   Posted 5/11/2009 11:37 AM (GMT -7)   
My hubby has a case of what is "probably swine flu" Lovely. He's on tamiflu and ibuprofen. I've been staying away other than to take in food and bevs. But now I'm getting a sore throat (how his started). I've got a call in to the doc, but the nurse wasn't sure what to do. I told her I for sure couldn't take ibuprofen like him. Anyone know if there is something I can take to get ahead of this?
Hoping to stay in remission after the birth of a healthy baby girl. On Pentasa during my pregnancy, went med-free 2 months to nurse (stupid), but back on Pentasa and still nursing.


karendee
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   Posted 5/11/2009 11:40 AM (GMT -7)   

My doc put me on tamiflu. I also ended up on steroids and anitbiotics eventually because I got so congested I could not breathe and was very sick.

I would suggest a visit to a Doctor if you suspect the flu. When i got it I was very sick for a while and it was hard to get rid of.

take care,

Karen


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   Posted 5/11/2009 12:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Other than the Tamiflu, I would only take Tylenol for the fever. I agree with Karendee though, if you think you have the flu, they recommend you getting to the doctor within 48 hours. Hugs, and I hope its not the flu!! Feel better!!

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Valerie3
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   Posted 5/11/2009 2:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Try taking echinacea supplements as well as what everyone else has already mentioned. Hope you don't get sick though!

inflamed
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   Posted 5/11/2009 3:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks. It's wait and see until I have a fever. Let's hope that doesn't happen! Glad to know I can take Tamiflu if I need it.
Hoping to stay in remission after the birth of a healthy baby girl. On Pentasa during my pregnancy, went med-free 2 months to nurse (stupid), but back on Pentasa and still nursing.


ivy6
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   Posted 5/11/2009 4:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Mint tea is supposed to be helpful too. Also, balm tea is also said to be good, as it induces perspiration and lowers body temperature if you have a fever.

(As always, please do check with a professional before you take any extra herbal or pharmaceutical supplements, as some can interfere with your meds).

I hope your husband gets better quickly and that you can avoid this flu yourself.

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njmom
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   Posted 5/11/2009 6:50 PM (GMT -7)   

You can't wait too long before starting Tamiflu: "When you or someone in your family begins to experience flu symptoms, you have 48 hours to take action."

  • For flu treatment: When taken within two days of experiencing symptoms, TAMIFLU works by helping to stop the flu virus from spreading inside the body
  • For flu prevention: When you have been exposed to someone with the flu, taking TAMIFLU can help keep the virus from making you sick

http://www.tamiflu.com/treat.aspx


inflamed
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   Posted 5/11/2009 6:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks all. He's doing a bit worse, but I'm still okay. The baby is good too. We're just counting down til he's no longer contagious.
Hoping to stay in remission after the birth of a healthy baby girl. On Pentasa during my pregnancy, went med-free 2 months to nurse (stupid), but back on Pentasa and still nursing.

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