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Old 09-14-2018, 05:22 PM
 
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My daughter was diagnosed yesterday with type A flu. 102 fever with vomiting, including drinking water, and diahareer. Doctor gave her a pill for vomiting, but she threw it up. Did not advise Tamiful because doctor said it might make her symptoms worse.

Both her husband and young sons are fine. She has not been out of her home since Monday when she and I came back from a weekend away. Her 2 and 4 year old sons have not been out of the house since then, Her husband did not go back to work at public school until Wednesday. When and where did she catch this flu?

This does not sound like any flu I have ever had over 40 years. Norvirus? No, because that is very contagious, very quickly. I have had countless flues, norovirus, and food poisoning. It sounds to me more like the latter since nobody else around her is sick. She is a Vegan, and doesn't eat what the rest of her family eats.

Ok, so how long does it take to catch the flu?

 
Old 09-14-2018, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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The incubation period for flu is 1-4 days. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/professionals/acip/clinical.htm
If your daughter goes out in public, she can be exposed. One only has to breathe to catch the flu. If she was out Sunday, Thursday (yesterday) would be 4 days. Did the doctor run a flu test?
 
Old 09-14-2018, 06:02 PM
 
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My daughter was diagnosed yesterday with type A flu. 102 fever with vomiting, including drinking water, and diahareer. Doctor gave her a pill for vomiting, but she threw it up. Did not advise Tamiful because doctor said it might make her symptoms worse.

Both her husband and young sons are fine. She has not been out of her home since Monday when she and I came back from a weekend away. Her 2 and 4 year old sons have not been out of the house since then, Her husband did not go back to work at public school until Wednesday. When and where did she catch this flu?

This does not sound like any flu I have ever had over 40 years. Norvirus? No, because that is very contagious, very quickly. I have had countless flues, norovirus, and food poisoning. It sounds to me more like the latter since nobody else around her is sick. She is a Vegan, and doesn't eat what the rest of her family eats.

Ok, so how long does it take to catch the flu?

If she was diagnosed I can't see any reason to second guess the diagnosis, though the vomiting is unusual.
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Old 09-14-2018, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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My daughter was diagnosed yesterday with type A flu.
If she was diagnosed with "type A flu" she had a test done that confirmed the diagnosis.
 
Old 09-14-2018, 06:33 PM
 
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Don't worry, you'll get yours.
 
Old 09-14-2018, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Wine Country
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Chances are very good everyone else will get it. The 'true flu' can start with vomiting but doesn't have to. Fevers, chills, aches, and respiratory problems. It will last anywhere from a week if you are lucky but you can be sick for two.

I had the flu last January, no vomiting but everything else. I was down for 10 days. I got it from my husband.
 
Old 09-14-2018, 09:59 PM
 
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Jo, I guess I'm surprised to hear of a flu this early but I guess anything is possible. I've had one major flu in 1956 and there was no doc dx'ing anything, you knew it. It was the Asian which was huge back then. I still remember almost levitating off the bed with chills and aches and then it was gone in a few days, no vomiting. I was 18. I don't recall anyone else in the house getting it. Over the rest of my life I may have had a couple hints but they were gone right away thanks to Oscillo. Maybe no one else will get whatever she does have. That would be a good thing.
 
Old 09-14-2018, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Des Moines Metro
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The flu started in Central Iowa in August this year! It hasn't made the news, yet, but lots of kids and elderly are getting it.
 
Old 09-15-2018, 08:08 AM
 
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It takes seconds to receive it...and up to a day or two to be graced with all its symptoms .
I had nausea all thru my bout. Couldnt keep water down. Yet I did sleep a lot and had high grade temp followed by extreme chills.
I recall a few hazy moments where someone fed me broth ...and I reckon I kept it down. The body does need fluids so ...make sure even limited liquids can be administered.
 
Old 09-15-2018, 01:04 PM
 
Location: colorado springs, CO
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The incubation period is from 1 to 4 days after exposure until symptoms develop & you are contagious for 1 day before symptoms develop until 7 days after symptoms start.

So the question would be; when did she first feel sick? If she started feeling sick on Wednesday, for instance; she was likely exposed anytime between Saturday to Tuesday & will have been/will be contagious from Tuesday (9/12) until next Wednesday (9/19).

If she saw the doctor the same day she felt sick (Fri, 9/14); she was likely exposed between Monday to Thursday & will be contagious from Thursday (9/13) until Friday (9/21).

Food poisoning, particularly with E. Coli; can cause someone to become more susceptible to Influenza A & they could have both infections concurrently.

Whatís interesting is that she has no respiratory symptoms. As far as I knew; only Avian strains will present like that unless her GI symptoms are actually appendicitis. Influenza A can cause appendicitis but thatís more common in children. If she still has her appendix; she should have a follow-up soon to rule out appendicitis.
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