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A 40-year-old female asked:

Having body aches and chills and headache foe 2 days. no fever. been taking advil, nasal decongestant and mucinex but only giving temporary relief. been drinking fluids. what else should i try?

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Dr. Jana Tomsky corvalan
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Keep same: Sounds like viral infection - " Flu like symptom". it usually takes 7 days and testament is exactly as you do - symptomatic relive - fluids, rest, vapor inhalation, saline nasal rinse , soup,... and all " your mom recipes " If congested. Ibuprofen or Tylenol for pain and headache. If you develop more severe symptom as fever or severe headache, cough and trouble to breath - see your MD.
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Body aches: Sounds like a viral process. I like to use Airborn or Emergen-C two or three times daily. You can try increasing vitmin C, B-multivitiamin and Vitamin D3. If not improving get checked.

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