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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?

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?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Giannini
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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.

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

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What makes your body ache?

What makes your body ache?

INFLAMMATION: Inflammation on your muscles, tendons or bones. Causes are multiple, from arthritis and bursitis/tendonitis, to infections, medications, even some herbal products, injury, etc. ...Read more

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Does sinusitis cause body aches?

Sinusitis: If inflammation is confined to the paranasal sinuses the answer is no, but whatever the infection is may have extended beyond the sinuses and even into the bloodstream and this can produce fever, chills, aches and so on. ...Read more

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Why does my body ache when I'm sick?

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 more

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Can low levels of iron cause body aches?

Can low levels of iron cause body aches?

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 more

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Why do the whole left side of my body ache?

Why do the whole left side of my body ache?

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

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Why does my whole left side of my body ache?

Why does my whole left side of my body ache?

Stroke: If you had a stroke this kind of pain is called "central" or "post-stroke pain". Otherwise there is no anatomical reason for pain in the whole left or right side. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve body aches when i'm on airplanes?

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

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Body aches and pains after colonoscopy. What can cause this?

Body aches and pains after colonoscopy. What can cause this?

Follow up: Mild transient discomfort or pain may be acceptable but any substantial or long-lasting pain requires a follow up with your endoscopist ...Read more

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Why does my whole 51 year old body ache when i first wake up?

Sleep Study Needed: This very well could represent that you have sleep apnea and/ or restless leg syndrome. I would recommend that you get to a sleep center and be fully evaluated. ...Read more

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Working a lot of hours and now my body aches and always cold?

Stress: Psychological stress from work can cause physical manifestations like those you describe. You need to cut back on your hours or take breaks throughout the day to exercise, do something fun, etc. ...Read more

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I am severely tired and have body aches all over. Can u help me?

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 more

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Help i constantly have cold chills and body aches, what should I do?

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

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If my child has body aches and is involved in athletics what should I do?

If my child has body aches and is involved in athletics what should I do?

Too much: Overworking the body is likely the problem. Modifying the activity is likely the answer. ...Read more

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I was just wondering why does my body ache when i think about the future?

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 more

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I have general body ache almost on a daily basis. What can I do to reduce it?

I have general body ache almost on a daily basis. What can I do to reduce it?

Tonify: Assuming infective , hormonal & autoimmune disorders rule out then fibromyalgia-like disorder possible. Multiple co-factors need correction. ...Read more

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Extreme body aches after car accident. Why? How long to go away? How to relieve them?

Depends: Think of it this way, you just got beat up without getting into a fight. Your body may hurt for a couple of weeks. If over the counter medication is not helpful for pain relief, then ask your doctor what the next best step would be. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Levin
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