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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:20 pm 
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I just found out a few minutes ago that one of my colleagues has the flu -- Influenza A. He and I got the same vaccination, so I know that won't help. He and I were sitting side-by-side yesterday working on a project.

According to the CDC, I should know by the weekend whether I'll come down with it as well. Wish me luck (of the good variety, please). --Bob

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Wash yer hands, don't touch your face and drink lotsa water. Seriously, take it easy. I had early bronchitis after kids et al had whatever crud. Doc thought flu test by then was pointless (I had the shot).Be well.

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Bob78164 wrote:
I just found out a few minutes ago that one of my colleagues has the flu -- Influenza A. He and I got the same vaccination, so I know that won't help. He and I were sitting side-by-side yesterday working on a project.

According to the CDC, I should know by the weekend whether I'll come down with it as well. Wish me luck (of the good variety, please). --Bob

Here's hoping you have a stronger immune system.

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Get some Tamiflu now and start inhaling it at the first sign of symptoms.

Or maybe even without symptoms.

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Get some Tamiflu now and start inhaling it at the first sign of symptoms.

Or maybe even without symptoms.
Isn't that a prescription medication? Does it work as a preventative? --Bob

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Take a bath in Lysol.

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Bob78164 wrote:
mrkelley23 wrote:
Get some Tamiflu now and start inhaling it at the first sign of symptoms.

Or maybe even without symptoms.
Isn't that a prescription medication? Does it work as a preventative? --Bob


There is definitely an over-the-counter version. There may be a stronger, prescription version, but I haven't encountered it. It may or may not be preventative, but just about everyone agrees that it shortens symptoms by about a day if you take it immediately after the first symptoms appear.

Here's a relatively unbiased source from a site with a vested interest in getting good information out about the flu.

Good luck.

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mrkelley23 wrote:
Bob78164 wrote:
mrkelley23 wrote:
Get some Tamiflu now and start inhaling it at the first sign of symptoms.

Or maybe even without symptoms.
Isn't that a prescription medication? Does it work as a preventative? --Bob


There is definitely an over-the-counter version. There may be a stronger, prescription version, but I haven't encountered it. It may or may not be preventative, but just about everyone agrees that it shortens symptoms by about a day if you take it immediately after the first symptoms appear.

Here's a relatively unbiased source from a site with a vested interest in getting good information out about the flu.

Good luck.
I wonder whether you're thinking of Theraflu, which is symptomatic relief, rather than an antiviral medication.

In any event, my local drugstore told me unambiguously that Theraflu requires a prescription and I certainly didn't see any on the shelves. Thanks for the suggestion. --Bob

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Bob78164 wrote:
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Bob78164 wrote:
Isn't that a prescription medication? Does it work as a preventative? --Bob


There is definitely an over-the-counter version. There may be a stronger, prescription version, but I haven't encountered it. It may or may not be preventative, but just about everyone agrees that it shortens symptoms by about a day if you take it immediately after the first symptoms appear.

Here's a relatively unbiased source from a site with a vested interest in getting good information out about the flu.

Good luck.
I wonder whether you're thinking of Theraflu, which is symptomatic relief, rather than an antiviral medication.

In any event, my local drugstore told me unambiguously that Theraflu requires a prescription and I certainly didn't see any on the shelves. Thanks for the suggestion. --Bob


Tamiflu is what I meant. I have not had to buy it. If it requires a prescription, then have your doctor on speed dial, so you can get it quickly.

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Bob78164 wrote:
mrkelley23 wrote:
Bob78164 wrote:
Isn't that a prescription medication? Does it work as a preventative? --Bob


There is definitely an over-the-counter version. There may be a stronger, prescription version, but I haven't encountered it. It may or may not be preventative, but just about everyone agrees that it shortens symptoms by about a day if you take it immediately after the first symptoms appear.

Here's a relatively unbiased source from a site with a vested interest in getting good information out about the flu.

Good luck.
I wonder whether you're thinking of Theraflu, which is symptomatic relief, rather than an antiviral medication.

In any event, my local drugstore told me unambiguously that Theraflu requires a prescription and I certainly didn't see any on the shelves. Thanks for the suggestion. --Bob

You or your pharmacist is confused. Tamiflu requires a prescription, Theraflu does not.

https://www.goodrx.com/tamiflu?gclid=Cj ... BxEALw_wcB

https://www.theraflu.com/?rotation=7170 ... lsrc=aw.ds

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I recently got over it. Took care of the grandkids two weekends ago because HS had the flu and DIL needed a break. Brought them home last Monday, and DIL found out that afternoon that Grandson #1A (first from HS) had the flu. After coughing in our faces and other two-year-old stuff with us all weekend. GW called our HMO's Urgent Care and they prescribed Tamiflu over the phone. My GP says they've been doing that vs. having sick people come into the office. The Tamiflu worked its magic on both of us.

Bottom line: If you start getting flu symptoms, call your doctor right away and see if you can get the prescription without the office visit and an "official" diagnosis/test. Given your known exposure, the latter is a waste of time and money.

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Thanks, everyone. So far, so good. Two days down, two more to wait. --Bob

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Three days down, one to go. Still feeling fine. Here's hoping that remains the case tomorrow. --Bob

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Looks like I'm in the clear. :D --Bob

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