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    Old 03-21-2020, 08:05 AM   #1
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    Can I get the flu twice in one season?

    I had the flu February 20 21 & 22. I have no idea what type of flu it was. It came on suddenly and the 20th was the worst day. I had fever, chills, body aches and coughing. The second day I felt a lot better and within a few days I was over it. I did have a seasonal flu shot early in the flu season.

    I have never heard of anyone getting the flu twice in one season so I'm wondering if that's possible. I think once is enough.

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    Old 03-21-2020, 08:45 AM   #2
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    Re: Can I get the flu twice in one season?

    Have you contacted whomever in your area to request a Covid-19 test?

    There are many flu viruses floating around...the 4 in the shot are for the ones that can be deadly.

    Get tested.
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    Old 03-21-2020, 10:40 PM   #3
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    Re: Can I get the flu twice in one season?

    Because there are so many strains of the flu, it is very possible to get it more than once a season...this is the novovirus (common flu) we are talking about.

    They do not know yet if the Coronavirus can be contracted more than once, but studies are showing its not likely.

    You can definitely get the regular flu more than once a year...its just a different strain than you had before.
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    Old 03-22-2020, 05:13 AM   #4
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    Re: Can I get the flu twice in one season?

    Novovirus?

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    this is the novovirus (common flu) we are talking about.

     
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    Old 03-22-2020, 08:16 AM   #5
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    Re: Can I get the flu twice in one season?

    My wife has recently recovered from her second nasty cold this year. She was weak, fatigued, ucky, headache, etc. She's been fully recovered, and feeling great, for about a week. We are hoping she avoids a third one and that I don't catch anything.

    They've got senior shopping hours this Tues and Weds at the local grocery store. It'll be interesting to see if they have products at 7am!
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    Old 03-22-2020, 09:56 AM   #6
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    Re: Can I get the flu twice in one season?

    John...in the meantime you can go over all surfaces that are regularly touched such as keyboards, phone, faucet handles, doorknobs, switches etc in your home with disinfectant, change toothbrushes, etc. Keep your own hand towel and change often. Use natural antivirals, take mucinex if congested as well as intake of fluids.

    Hope you feel better soon,
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    Old 03-23-2020, 08:50 AM   #7
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    Re: Can I get the flu twice in one season?

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    Have you contacted whomever in your area to request a Covid-19 test?

    Get tested.
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    Hi Quincy, I had an appointment for a regular check-up at my doctor's office about two weeks after I had the flu. So I told him about it and he didn't recommend a Covid-19 test. I don't think the test was available yet. He just recommended that if I start feeling sick again that I should make an appointment to see him.

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    Old 03-23-2020, 08:53 AM   #8
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    Re: Can I get the flu twice in one season?

    Let us know how you're doing...do call your doc's office and see what is suggested.

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