Can Sleeping With Someone Who Has The Flu Be Contagious?

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Doc, may I ask, so my father has the flu, my mother is afraid so I don’t dare to sleep with my father. Can it be contagious if you sleep with someone who has the flu?

1 Answer:

Hello Kelsa,


Thank you for the question.

In the medical realm, flu is a term for a disease caused by the influenza virus. It's just, for the layman, the flu is often intended to encourage complaints such as runny nose, nasal congestion, sneezing, itchy nose, and so on. In fact, complaints like this can not only be caused by influenza virus infection, but can also be due to infections of other microorganisms, allergies, irritation, foreign body entry, even benign or malignant tumors around the upper respiratory tract.


If the flu you are referring to correctly refers to influenza virus infection, then this disease can be transmitted through inhalation or ingestion of droplets (airway mucus splashes). According to many studies, droplets that contain this live virus are produced the most when flu sufferers sneeze. But at other times, including when coughing, spitting, talking, even breathing normally, this droplet can come out. Therefore, sleeping with your father who has the flu has the risk of causing your mother to be infected with this disease.


To prevent transmission, your mother can do:

If you have to sleep together, try not to be close together (not less than 1 meter) and not face to face
In bed, don't use air conditioners and fans as long as your father still has the flu
Ask your father to wear a mask while he has the flu
Ask your father to get more rest, eat foods that are rich in vitamin C, drink plenty of warm water, don't eat and drink cold and oily ones, stay away from cigarettes, stay away from pollution and things that cause allergies, exercise discipline, take a bath with warm water and wash your hands frequently with soap so that the flu heals quickly
Also ask your mother to strengthen her immune system with a healthy lifestyle and diet

Hope this helps ...

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