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is aching muscles a symptom of flu (influenza)

A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
24 years experience Family Medicine
Possible: Common flu symptoms include fever, headache, body aches, joint pain etc. When the symptoms initially develop it may be possible to feel pain in a sin ... Read More
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Dr. Mitchell Cohn
35 years experience Pain Management
Yes, but: pain will likely encompass multiple joints and muscles over time. Ibuprofen or naproxen (Advil/Aleve) tend to help pain due to fever and inflammation. ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
35 years experience Pulmonology
At times: Almost half of pts get a second infection after the flu. It deceases or weakens your immune system.
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Warm fluids : Monitor for fever, drink warm fluids and please see your physician if the symptoms persist. Watch for fever,shortness of breath.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Speridon Patricios
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Occasionally: Flu vaccine side effects should be minimal. The tingling is unlikely to be related. The scratchy throat might. If they are transient then ignore. If t ... Read More
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Dr. Claudine nandi Lee
Specializes in General Practice
Yes: All good, stay home, stay safe.:)
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sheeja Francis
20 years experience Rheumatology
No: Djd is another term for osteoarthritis. Would consider other causes such as fibromyalgia etc. Best to be evaluated by your primary care doctor.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Par for the course: This is to be expected. If it persists, see your doctor.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
45 years experience Pediatrics
Other Virus: You probably have some other respiratory or entero virus infection, which are very common this time of year. You can let it run its course for 7-10 da ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
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Cardinal signs of: Influenza are sudden onset of high fever( 101 or higher with hard chills/sweats),body/muscle pain,respiratory symptoms(cough,runny nose).Easy to test ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
41 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to say: without running some tests . Best to get treated by your family physician to come to a specific diagnosis and treatment plans .
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
36 years experience Infectious Disease
Flu Pharyngitiis: Influenza inflammation of the Naso-pharyngeal mucosa, so sore throat from the active infection!
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