New York, NY
A 31-year-old female asked:
have shortness of breath some sinus stuffiness, body aches and the chills what's the best way to alleviate this?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Flu?: It sounds like you could have the flu. I would suggest you go get a rapid flu test at your doctor's office or urgent care and if it is they can prescribe you a medication like Tamiflu (oseltamivir) to help lessen the time you may be down with severe illness. If not, supportive care with OTC cold&flu preparations, ibuprofen, fluids, and possibly an inhaler if you are short of breath but get checked out first.
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
How bad is breathing: You are describing "flu-like" symptoms with is treated with rest, fluids and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin to help with body aches and fever. BUT the shortness of breath is a concern. How bad is it? Are you wheezing? History of asthma? Do you have to stop normal activity for shortness of breath? Have a fever? This could mean pneumonia or other serious respiratory infection. If any of those, go to doc
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