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can you have the flu without a cough

A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
20 years experience Pediatrics
The : The most common symptoms of flu according to the center for disease control are: -fever (usually high) -headache -nausea, vomiting or diarrhea -fa ... Read More
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Dr. Kate Erwin
Specializes in Child Psychiatry
Flu: Yes you can have the flu without a cough but your symptoms do not mean you Have the flu. Could be other illnesses.

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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
30 years experience Family Medicine
Les likely w/o cough: A significant non-productive cough is one of the main features of a true influenza viral infection (the flu), along with abrupt onset of muscle aches, ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience Pediatrics
Unlikely BUT: I cant imagine how this situation could occur but I guess yes it is possible IF you cough on your underwear with an active cold sore, that the virus c ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
30 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Nausea is not...: ...A symptom of influenza. It can be a symptom of any number of dozens of other viral infections, which are often blamed for being "the flu". Influenz ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aleks Radovic
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Muscle pain: Your pain is likely from a muscle strain, secondary to the repetitive coughing from your illness. At this time, try taking some Tylenol (acetaminophen ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can check: If it's Flu A or Flu B, a doctor might use Tamiflu. If it's a cold virus, there are no useful antivirals. Some people take extra vitamin C (may upset ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
29 years experience Emergency Medicine
Hope its not Flu: You don't say why you believe you have influenza but hopefully you just have a typical viral upper respiratory infection. The flu virus can affect the ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Froude
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Flu is bad: Influenza this year and most years is a very nasty experience and it lasts five to ten days. Any infection may be followed by a period of convalescen ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. M. Jan
Dr. M. Jan answered
65 years experience Family Medicine
Possible: Tylenol (acetaminophen) 500 mg every 6 hours will help.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes: symptom control is worthwhile Avoidance of flu exposure and vaccination is hefpful, and Tamiflu (oseltamivir) may be helpful within first 48 hours.
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