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Body Ache Relief
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?
Clear sinus drainage down back of throat,fever,body aches,fatigue. Cant take Nsaids or OTC meds, What else can I do for some relief.
Treat symptoms: Use tylenol for fever, headache or body aches. Use a netti pot or nasal rinses with water or saline for congestion. Use non-prescription antihistamines and/or steroid nasal spray for congestion. Honey, lime and whisky in hot water for sore throat. It should pass in 5-10 days if it's a virus. ...Read more
Body response: Body aches are common when you are feeling sick. Fever can cause it, especially if there is shivering. Myalgia (sore muscles) can accompany many viral causes like flu. Best thing to do is make sure you drink plenty of liquids (water, juices). Stay away from beverages with caffeine. If symptoms persist longer than a few hours or a day, check with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: Iron deficiency can cause weakness and fatigue, which can feel like body aches. Other symptoms can be pale skin, dizziness, decreased exercise tolerance and irritability. If you think this describes how you're feeling you can see your physician and they will run blood work to check for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doctor can examine: Normal, healthy people don't get aches without a reason, so if the entire left side of one's body ached, but the right side was fine, that would be very strange. A doctor would have to evaluate to see what might be wrong. Infections (flu, etc.) and auto-immune diseases can cause total body aches, but not just one-sided. Spinal cord and nerve problems can be one-sided. ...Read more
Muscle cramps: The most common aches are muscle cramps. Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration. Wear compression socks/stockings but loose fitting clothes. Avoid crossing your legs. As soon as it is feasible, exercise (walking, yoga, calisthenics) when you are at your destination. If the flight is long enough, get up from your seat and walk the length of the airplane to break up the prolonged sitting period. ...Read more
Virus: If this has just been going on a few days, it's probably a virus. If you have a fever or a cough, then those are pretty sure signs that's all it is. If this has been going on for weeks or months, then something more severe is at play. You should see your doc and have some blood tests done. Get a thorough check up. See a functional medicine doctor (see functionalmedicine.Org). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Contact your doctor: You should call you doctor and describe your symptoms. Make an appintment if possible, for an examination and possible laboratory tests. ...Read more
The future is you: The future is what you make. So what you do now is like the seeds you sow. They will grow in a beautiful tree or trees and they will give the shade for your retirement. So think positive and start working with these thoughts you will get over your symptoms, ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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