Did I catch the flu??

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I have a severe fear of sickness and I saw my grandma who had a flu virus. I saw her 6 days after her symptoms began, and I am terrified that I have caught something from her. Is it possible that I could have caught something? It has been 3 days since I have seen her, so how long would it take if I did catch something for symptoms to develop? Please help sad I'm terrified.

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    Did you hug and kiss her? Didnt you get a vaccine? Dont be scared. This is how you build an immune system. Dont you want a good strong immune system. 
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    If your gran has had the flu six days ago and you have just seen her three days ago hopefully you should be ok. Did She not have Her flu jab. before christmas.

    I would imagine yesterday about forty eight hours or so after seeing her, I think.

    How is She now, ok, good luck




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    Hi hope u are feeling OK.

    Sounds like you need to tackle your fear of sickness. Trust me, I was once a hypochondriac (not saying u are btw) and was paranoid that I'd got this and that. I got over it eventually because I threw myself into teaching.

    Talking to a doctor or therapist is a start. Like someone else said getting ill is good for bolstering ur immune system but you don't want this fear of getting ill to rule your life.

    Hope this helps.

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