Is it possible to be sick with the flu twice in a month?
About two weeks ago, I got the stomach flu and it was really bad. I then got over it. Now, I came down with the regular flu yesterday and had body aches, a fever, and a horrible sore throat. Is it possible to get sick that quickly? I am a healthy 27 year old female. What could be causing this?
- keerokLv 73 weeks agoBest answer
There are lots of flu strains so yes, you can be hit twice, thrice, or more a month and worse, you can have two or more types infecting you at the same time.
- audreyLv 73 weeks ago
Cause? Not getting your flu shot like you should have.
- xfilesfanLv 73 weeks ago
The “stomach flu” and the flu (influenza) are caused by completely unrelated viruses. It is absolutely possible to have both in a short time period.
- LaurieLv 73 weeks ago
Unless you have been diagnosed as the result of a lab test, you cannot know that you had the flu - either time. People call all sorts of illnesses the flu, when in reality, the flu is a very specific, serious, and often debilitating illness.
See a doctor.