Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions/Flu Qiestion?

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Hello. My mom has the flu and now I have it, and none of the over-the-counter medicines (Tylenol, Advil, NyQuil) seem to be giving any relief at all? Can you recommend anything at all, like any over-the-counter medicine I did not mention or home remedies?

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Dear Miss Wilson,

Tamiflu and Relenza are both prescription medications that treat the flu, not just the symptoms. They need to be started within 48 hours of the first sign of the flu. The flu generally lasts one week, but it may take longer to get over the extreme fatigue. Hope this helped you.  

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My name is Dr. Cipriano. I have a private practice specializing in adult health and wellness. I can answer questions associated with thyroid disease, cardiac disease, pulmonary disease, high blood pressure, muscular aches and pains, cholesterol levels, male/female sexual questions or questions on the sexual organs, gastrointestinal problems, healthy ways to lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle, and nearly anything else that pertains to medicine.

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I am on the Medical Staff at a local hospital where I work as a medical/surgical hospitalist as well as in the emergency department. I am certified in critical care and advanced cardiac life support. Prior to becoming a Nurse Practitioner, I was a certified critical care nurse (CCRN).

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Society of Hospital Medicine American Association of Critical Care Nurses American Association of Nurse Practitioners Connecticut Advance Nurse Practitioner Society

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Maryville University 2014-2016 Doctor of Nursing Practice University of Connecticut 2007-2011 MSN, Acute Care Track Nurse Practitioner. Board Certified September 2011 Critical Care Certified 2014 Central Connecticut State University 2002-2006 BA Psychology St. Mary's Hospital School of Nursing 1991-1993 Diploma Nursing Registered Nurse

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