My husband started getting the flu last Thursday. By Monday he was getting over it, fever was gone, but he had a horrible productive cough. Tuesday, the same, he felt normal, just an annoying cough. I'm wondering if he is still contagious? We have 2 little ones and I've been keeping them away from daddy, but last night our 3 year old snuggled with him. He still has this 'productive' cough though (where he is coughing up phlem (sp?)). Do you think he is still contagious? As I said, his fever was gone by Monday morning and last night was the first close contact we've had with him.
No, I don't believe your child will catch the flu. He was most contagious at the beginning. I think since his fever broke, it's okay she was near him. That one little snuggle probably did both a lot of good. Be sure to disinfect most of the surfaces he and the children share.
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