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My son has been sick for 5 days with aching legs, headache , fever and upset stomach. He is also getting congested in the head. Could this be the flu?

My son has been sick for 5 days with aching legs, headache , fever and upset stomach. He is also getting congested in the head. Could this be the flu?

Yes: Influenza is widespread right now, so the constellaton of symptoms you descibe certianly could be influenza. Could also be other viruses or strep, so best to have child tested to see what is what so appropriate therapy can be initiated. Drink lots of fluids and rest! ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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I have had body aches particularly legs, headache, dry eyes and occasional blocked nose since last one week. no runny nose no coughing no phlegm.

I have had body aches particularly legs, headache, dry eyes and occasional blocked nose since last one week. no runny nose no coughing no phlegm.

Viral?: Since it is near winter in NZ, you may just have the flu (or a type of viral infection) If the symptoms get worse or persist beyond 2 wks, be sure to see a doctor. ...Read more

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I think I have flu. Temperature, aching legs , have severe headache. Never had headache as bad. Lot of flu in my local area. Headaches worrying me.

I think I have flu. Temperature, aching legs , have severe headache. Never had headache as bad. Lot of flu in my local area. Headaches worrying me.

Agree: You most likely are suffering influenza, and headaches are common with flu and fever of any origin. On occasion, viral meningitis can be a brief complication, but this is less likely. There are antiviral meds for flu these days, and would be worthwhile to notify your doc. ...Read more

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I have a headache, the entire middle bit of my back is aching and so are my legs. my body's temperature is hot.

I have a headache, the entire middle bit of my back is aching and so are my legs. my body's temperature is hot.

Headache +: Please have your mother or father contact their doctor and describe your symptoms. Almost certainly you will be seen by a doctor on that day. Please let me know what develops. ...Read more

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Hello, i have had bad headaches on and off for the past few days now and woke up this morning with sore legs. Should I be worried?

Hello, i have had bad headaches on and off for the past few days now and woke up this morning with sore legs. Should I be worried?

Maybe: As a guideline, in Neurology, any time a person reports new or different headaches, we are prone to pursuing at least a brain MRI to see if there are any problems. Talk to your doctor to see what testing they can provide you with for now in order to help you. ...Read more

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Toss an turn all night from too hot too cold . an lil sleep an headache. an leg ache back ache next day from too much estrogen or too little ?

Toss an turn all night from too hot too cold . an lil sleep an headache. an leg ache back ache next day    from too much estrogen or too little ?

The Temperature: problem may in fact be due to too little estrogent! There are a number of treatments for this problem. Check with your Primary Care Provider/ The headache and backache may be related to your mattress/pillow! Try sleeping without yor pillow and if your mattress is over 10 years old consider buying a new one! Hope this helps Happy/Healthy New Year Dr Z ...Read more

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Persistent painful headache for 3 days. Hasn't gone away at all. Sore achy stiff legs for same 3 days. What could be causing this?

Persistent painful headache for 3 days.  Hasn't gone away at all.  Sore achy stiff legs for same 3 days.  What could be causing this?

Many things: It is hard to say whether or not the headache and achy stiff legs are caused by the same thing. You need a full history & physical, and possibly lab to make a diagnosis. Headaches usually fall into 3 categories: 1. muscle/tension 2. migraine and 3. other. The third category includes many uncommon and rare conditions, some serious and some not. As usual, a physician consult is indicated. ...Read more

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Stomach has been feeling sick constantly for last couple of days, Feels worse after I eat, occasional headaches and leg aches. What could it be?

Stomach has been feeling sick constantly for last couple of days, Feels worse after I eat, occasional headaches and leg aches. What could it be?

See doc: Since this has lasted for longer than a day and is still going on, see a doc ASAP and find out what is going on. Your primary care doc or an UC can evaluate, diagnose and treat or advise you. ...Read more