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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience in Family Medicine
Fever & headache: As long as the fever is not high (persistently > 102), and if it has only been 2 days, i would just take Ibuprofen (otc), 3 tabs 3 times a day as this ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience in Pain Management
Meningitis: To common cold. Would seek medical advice today and have this addressed.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Viral meningitis: Not sure what you are asking, but one issue to consider with high fever and headache that readily recovers is viral meningitis. However, a high fever ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Usually OTC medicine: For minor illnesses like a cold, fever and headaches go away by themselves. Most people use otc meds like tylenol, (acetaminophen) motrin, or advil fo ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
37 years experience in Internal Medicine
Need attention: It might be as simple as a viral disease such as cold or flu to more serious disease. Take some tylenol (acetaminophen) and see a doctor.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Willson
16 years experience in Family Medicine
Possibly: While not all cases of gout cause fever and headaches, it is seen in some patients. This is especially important to note as the "gout" attack may not ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
38 years experience in General Surgery
Viral syndrome: This is likely a upper respiratory viral infection in evolution. Sore throat (pharyngitis) with fever, followed by cough and other flu like symptoms. ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Widman
30 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Fever: Well this is somewhat difficult as there are many possibilities. Given your age I would consider a viral illness such as the flu but many viruses can ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Need more info: You may have common cold that could cause all of these symptoms. If your headache and fever are not controlled with over the counter pain meds, or the ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
It is likely to be: Stomach flu is the term used when you have a virus in your body which makes you have flue like symptoms and also stomach upset associated with it. It ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Can't diagnose: cause with this amount of info. But I encourage rest & hydrating well. Consider ginger tea or nibbling bits of dried ginger for the nausea. If pa ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
45 years experience in Emergency Medicine
You need to be seen: this could represent something serious in your cervical spine or could be a very atypical migraine. Either way it is not something that can be diagno ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Several causes: That's why you need to be seen, consider malaria too, best wishes
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
Go to hospital now: Viral meningitis can't be diagnosed online so you need to get evaluated immediately to be sure it's nothing worse. Don't wait until your family finds ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
No: Allergy per se does not cause chills which is more indicative of an infection particularly a viral one.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Vomiting & no fever: This sounds as if you have a mechanical obstruction. If this does not resolve within 24-48 hours, i would seek medical attention. I would do this soon ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Viral illness: These symptoms are compatible with a viral infection, but are so non-specific that they can be due to many things. If this keeps up more than a day or ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Flu-like symptoms: The usual symptoms of influenza viral infection are sudden onset fever, body and muscle aches, headache, fatigue and dry cough. Especially at this ti ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
35 years experience in Pediatrics
Could be virus..: Or food poison, or bacterial inf. If symptoms persist consult md.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience in Radiology
Dengue fever?: You live in an area where this condition is prevalent. However, your symptoms are not specific for any one illness and can be seen in a host of bacter ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Treat symptoms: Sounds as if you have a mild viral infection, and bed rest, fluids, Aspirin or Acetaminophen (tylenol, etc.) may help. If things get worse see your d ... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
20 years experience in Pediatrics
As : As long as you did not give a drug that is made up of a combination of sudafed and Ibuprofen or sudafed and naproxen, you can give your son advil (whi ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience in Infectious Disease
Sounds like it: What you describe sounds like a viral illness. You are 17 years old. I assume your daughter is an infant. Have her checked out by your pediatrician ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Viral gastroenteriti: You probably have viral gastroenteritis this time of year.
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A member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
No: Neither of these drugs at those doses have be shown to have adverse effects on early pregnancy. If you become pregnant, always ask your obstetrician w ... Read More
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Dr. Randolph Evans
42 years experience in Neurology
May be an infection: You should call your doctor right away or consider going to the er or urgent care. You may have a viral syndrome or viral meningitis which is a viral ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
40 years experience in Pediatrics
There is a lot: Of possibilities with those symptoms and the winter weather is not helping. You may have sinus infection throat infection, allergies .Flu or just a vi ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience in Family Medicine
Either: Well, it could be either. If you are feeling these symptoms but otherwise feel pretty good it is more likely allergies. If you feel generally ill th ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Weiguo Li
Dr. Weiguo Li answered
25 years experience in Family Medicine
URI or: Could be uri, or something else. See your doctor.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Possible delirium: Dear karthika, because your father's current symptoms are preceded by the fever and headache, he could have a medical condition changing his behavio ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Polyps do not cause : Nasal polyps by itself do not cause headaches and fever.But it may be associated with sinus infections which can cause fever and headache so have it ... Read More
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