A 23-year-old female asked:
cold or flu? i have allergies. first 24hrs - runny nose and itchy eyes; 48hrs - nose, mucus in chest, throbbing n lymph nodes, headache, appetite loss
2 doctor answers
Dr. Anthony Rooklin answered
49 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Viral infection: The symptoms you describe are most likely caused by a viral infection. The "flu" is also a viral illness but the symptoms are usually more severe, including fever, cough, headache, muscle aches and chills. I doubt that you are having an allergy reaction. I would treat your symptoms symptomatically with Ibuprofen or acetaminophen, fluids and rest. You should feel better in a few days.
Answered on Jan 13, 2016
Dr. Russell Sliker answered
24 years experience Family Medicine
Viral infection: Your symptoms are likely an acute viral illness. Your family physician can easily treat this if over the counter meds are not helpful or symptoms worsen.
Answered on Jul 10, 2017
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