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Influenza virus causes influenza. Four types of influenza virus are A, B, C, and D. Of these, types B and C infect humans. Symptoms of the flu include fever, runny nose, sore throat, headache, fatigue, body pain, and cough. It is contagious and can be transmitted from one person to another through respiratory droplets during coughing and sneezing. Symptoms last for a week. Symptomatic treatment can help.

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I want to know about the swine influenza virus.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30 year old female. My neighbor got diagnosed with swine flu last week. I would like to know a brief overview of the swine influenza virus. What are the typical symptoms of swine flu, and how do they differ from the common cold? What preventive measures can be taken to reduce th...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Swine influenza (swine flu) is a respiratory illness caused by the influenza A virus. It primarily affects pigs but can occasionally be transmitted to humans. The 2009 pandemic H1N1 virus, also known as the "swine flu," was a strain that c...  Read Full »

How to protect my 8-year-old son during flu season?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 34-year-old mother concerned about my 8-year-old child during the flu season. Can you tell me about the influenza vaccines for children? Which one would be suitable for my child? What is the frequency at which these shots should be taken? Also, what measures can I take to prote...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. For an 8-year-old, a quadrivalent vaccine would be suitable unless there are specific medical conditions or recommendations by your healthcare provider. To protect your child from the flu at school, you can follow th...  Read Full »

I would like to know about the symptoms of influenza. Kindly advice.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 38-year-old female. My neighbor is affected by an influenza infection. When is the best time to get a flu vaccine, and how effective are the vaccines available this season? Are there any specific recommendations or considerations for my age group or health status? I would like to...  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S R

Answer: Hello doctor, Welcome to the I can understand your concern. It is great that you are considering getting a flu vaccine and taking preventive measures. Here is some information to address your questions: The best time to get a flu vaccine is typically in the early fall before flu s...  Read Full »

I am concerned about the impending flu season. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a little concerned about the impending flu season. I want to make sure that my family is protected to the best of my ability. So, I wanted to know what causes flu season, and how effective is the vaccine. Given the circumstances, should I take additional precautions this year wh...  Read Full »

Dr. Tonina Sleiman

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern, Flu or influenza season is primarily caused by the circulation of influenza viruses. However, the timing of the flu season is different in different countries. The effectiveness of the flu vaccine ranged from moderate to high. It can vary fr...  Read Full »

How to control and prevent swine flu?

Query: Hello doctor, Please tell the best way to how can we control, remove and also prevent the swine flu?  Read Full »

Dr. Gunda Srinivas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Swine flu is caused by a virus called H1N1 and H3N2 group of influenza viruses that are widespread across continents. Since they spread by aerosols, which means that a person having swine flu can spread it by just sneezing and coughing and people around can get infec...  Read Full »

Kindly explain the reports of tests taken for fever, cold, and weakness.

Query: Hello doctor, I just got my full body checkup report. Please review, analyze and suggest.   Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your attached report shows the following positive finding means notable finding (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Calcium deficiency, vitamin D deficiency, low transferrin saturation, and iron level, CRP (C-reactive protein) positive, and abnormal thy...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing overwhelming fatigue. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28-year-old male. I have not been feeling well for the past three days, and I am getting more and more worried. I have been experiencing overwhelming fatigue and aches all over my body, and I just cannot shake it off. I also have a persistent cough and a high fever that just do ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Based on your symptoms, it sounds like you may have flu or another viral infection. Unfortunately, viruses cannot be treated with antibiotics, as antibiotics only work against bacterial infections. However, there are some things you ca...  Read Full »

My husband has shivering and profuse sweating at night. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My husband was in a below-freezing weather all weekend, day and night, for military training. Nine of the men he was with went to the hospital for various cold weather injuries. Since coming home, he has been suffering from what seems like a cold in the daytime, but at night, he has extr...  Read Full »

Dr. Jeremy David O' Kennedy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to What you are describing sounds like the starting stages of a respiratory tract infection (RTI). Viral respiratory tract infections, especially influenza, are more common during colder periods of the year and have a high incidence in military settings. Virus or bacterial o...  Read Full »

I have a runny nose, sore throat, and fever. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am suffering from running nose, sore throat, body pain and fever since yesterday. Kindly suggest some medicine for relief.  Read Full »

Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You seem to have influenza or the common cold. Since it is viral, it will run its course. However, you can take some medications for symptomatic relief. I hope this helps. Thank you and take care. Regards.  Read Full »

I have breathing difficulty and other issues. Is it COVID?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 28-year-old male suspecting a COVID infection, so I isolated myself. I use masks and got two vaccinations. I have fatigue, dry cough, fever and breathing difficulty since morning. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your symptoms indicates influenza. COVID (coronavirus disease) could happen in vaccinated individuals as well but are often less severe and can be treated. Follow the below steps; 1. Take complete blood count, C-reactive protein (CRP), erythrocyte sedimentation rate (...  Read Full »

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