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I am here, sorry it took me a while to get back to you. I didn't get your question on Friday...not sure what happened. Usually I get an email saying "customer requested you" and I go online right away but I got nothing :(
If you got bitten by a bug (doesn't matter what kind), you do not need a tetanus shot. You only need an updated tetanus if you scraped on metal or stepped on a nail (things like that). Usually tetanus is given once every 10 yrs but if you had some kind of metal exposure, it is updated in 5 yrs. If the spots itch, you can put a little bit of Hydrocortisone cream, if they look like open sores, put some Neosporin but if neither of these, you don't need to put anything.
The tune thing in your ear you don't have to worry about. Sometimes that happens when a person is overstressed/tired. Our brain is a powerful organ, it does things that we have no control over. Definitely don't need to worry or be scared over this especially if it was just a one-day occurance.
Hope everything is good with you otherwise. Leaves started chaning color here - I am not ready for the fall yet :(
No, I don't think you need a tetanus shot from a bug bite. Its indicated for a wound caused by rusty nail, old wood, metal, etc. So you don't need a tetanus shot specifically for the bites, however, if yours is already 13 yrs old, it would be good to update it at some point in time (usually it is given every 10 yrs) but not because of the bites.
It takes 2 weeks to develop immunity to the flu virus after receiving the flu vaccine. So your uncle probably did not build up that immunity quite yet. So technically he is susceptible to getting flu, however, it is unlikely that he will get a flu from a carrier. Usually flu doesn't stay dormant...symptoms come up pretty quickly. If your carrier brother were to have it, he would be having symptoms. I know you are worried about your aunt getting it, but there is a very remote possibility of it. If your aunt had her flu vaccine more then 2 weeks ago, everything should definitely be ok. If not, see if you can isolate her from your uncle for the next couple of days to make sure your uncle doesn't' develop flu-like symptoms. But again, it would be a highly unlikely situation.
Oh, sorry, i do remember that conversation about you guys not getting the flu shot.
I think everyone should be ok. If your brother has not developed any symptoms by now (with your mom and dad both being sick), he probably is not a carrier. He might have a strong enough of an immune system (being young) that he did not contact the disease.
But technically your uncle can still get the flu if he only got his flu shot a week ago. So as long as he doesn't cough or sneeze near your aunt, it will be fine. And, of course, no sharing of the utensils (I am sure they don't, but just in case). :)
Are you sure its the flu that everyone has? Not a simple cold? This is a bit early for a flu season (although they start vaccinating now). I haven't seen any flu cases yet, just a lot of people with sniffles.
With flu, there is really high fever, severe body aches (from the fever), a lot of weakness. It is usually not accompanied by any other cold symptoms - sneezing, coughing, runny nose, sore throat, etc...
I think your brother still should get his flu shot now.
I love the fall too and I love the trees changing color (and I heard where you live it is really pretty) but I am just not ready for it. The summer flew by so fast. Our June was cold, July was super super hot and August was great. Just want another August :) but will have to wait until next year :)
Ok, maybe the flu has hit the east cost, we haven't seen any cases here yet. But yes, from what you described, it definitely sounds like a flu. Your mom should have gotten some anti-viral medications as soon as it started. Oh well.
But I still don't think you have to worry about your aunt getting it through several people. Just, like I said, don't have your uncle hang out with you for the next 2-3 days. If he is ok in 2-3 days, there is definitely nothing to worry about.
Yes, totally true about the season changes. Oh well...nature is nature, we have to take it for what it is. I enjoy all seasons but just wanted this summer to last a little longer :)