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My fiance came down with the flu. Is there anything I can do

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My fiance came down with the flu. Is there anything I can do to prevent getting it?

Dr.S.A.Alam :

Hello, Thank you for your question,

Dr.S.A.Alam :

Q... When he developed these symptoms ?

Dr.S.A.Alam :

Q... Do you live together ?

Customer:

She developed them last night when she was at her brothers. Yes we live together,

Dr.S.A.Alam :

Ok, I will try to help you with some options that can help.

Dr.S.A.Alam :

caused by viruses.

Customer:

Thanks

Dr.S.A.Alam :

In most cases this is a airborne infection

Dr.S.A.Alam :

Wearing a cloth or paper mask by her or you can help prevent the transfer to some extent.

Dr.S.A.Alam :

This infection remains contagious for around 4-7 days in most cases

Dr.S.A.Alam :

specially when the person is sneezing or coughing.

Dr.S.A.Alam :

Give her warm water to drink, chicken soup, motrin or advil to resolve the symptoms earlier.

Customer:

Is there anything I can take to help pprevent me from getting it?

Dr.S.A.Alam :

Well, there are no recommendations for any treatment unless person has immuno deficiency

Dr.S.A.Alam :

Motrin and advil can be taken if you have irrtation in throat or any other early symptoms.

Dr.S.A.Alam :

Without symptoms in current medical literature no medicine are recommended

Dr.S.A.Alam :

it is just protection of the airway by using masks

Dr.S.A.Alam :

avoiding the infected person

Dr.S.A.Alam :

You have questions ?

Dr.S.A.Alam :

Vitamin C tablets can sometime help improve the resistance to the flu bug.

Dr.S.A.Alam :

You have questions ?

Dr.S.A.Alam :

Although large scale studies failed to show significant benefit of vitamin C

Dr.S.A.Alam :

But can be tried.

Dr.S.A.Alam :

flu vaccines can be used

Customer:

thank

Dr.S.A.Alam :

You are welcome.

Dr.S.A.Alam :

LEt me know if you have more questions.

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Do rate the answer as positive if answer has helped. Have a nice day and take care.

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Are you online ? have more questions for me ?

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Let me know if i can provide more help.

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Cheers.

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