Donna - upset stomach is not always present, especially in adults.
Kristy - there are antiviral meds that are helpful, but need to be used in the first day or so of the flu to make a difference.
Rosetta -you may have a cold. Flu comes with a fever and body aches.
Kristy - the flu can last for a week or longer. It is individual and depends on the general health of the person that has the flu.
Hand sanitizer is a great way to keep germs off your hands when soap and water are not available. Remember to wash your hands long enough to sing all of "Happy Birthday".
Kristy - I'm not able to give you more recommendations without a real exam. It may be time to call your MD and let them advise you are see you for an exam.
MMat - I'm sorry you and your husband did not get the flu vaccine and caught the flu. But great news your children were protected and not sick along with you.
To "I had the flu" - there are many myths and misconceptions in your last post unfortunately. The strains in the flu vaccine for this season are a very good match for what is circulating.
Suzi - the stomach flu is what is commonly referred to the 24 hour vomiting and diarrhea. Unfortunately, that virus is not an influenza virus and is not in the flu vaccine. Stay hydrated!
CJchevy - the only reason someone should not get a flu vaccine is if they are allergic to a component of the vaccine - such as prophylactic reaction to eggs and or had a case of Guillian Barre following a flu shot.
Suzi - if you have been vomiting for week it is time to seek medical attention.
CJ - the 2 vaccines do not have anything in common.