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Intermittent fever of 101, body aches, and moderate pain in groin lymph nodes for 3 days. No other symptoms. Does this sound like a virus?

Intermittent fever of 101, body aches, and  moderate pain in groin lymph nodes for 3 days. No other symptoms. Does this sound like a virus?

Yes and no: The first part of your description sounds like a classic viral syndrome: fever, body aches, but moderate pain in the groin (inguinal) lymph nodes could point to a more serious bacterial infection. I would recommend seeing your gynecologist or primary care provider to determine why you have the lymph node swelling. It may be viral, but it would be safer to get a physical exam to be sure. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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Feels like double pulled groin , swollen , tender , warm , itchy , some bumps w/ redness , fever , body aches body chills after shaving pubic region?

Feels like double pulled groin , swollen , tender , warm , itchy , some bumps w/ redness , fever , body aches body chills after shaving pubic region?

Infection: It sounds like you developed an infection from shaving. If you're having chills you need to be seen by a doctor. The infection may have spread to your blood. Do not delay seeking medical help. ...Read more

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Can I take nyquil for body aches, congestion & cough?

Can I take nyquil for body aches, congestion & cough?

Yes, you can: But read the labels carefully, there are several nyquil preparations, some may interact with medicines you are already on, or may be contraindicated for you, good luck ...Read more

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I have a productive cough, awful headache and my body aches. What could it be and how long should I wait to see the dr?

I have a productive cough, awful headache and my body aches. What could it be and how long should I wait to see the dr?

Probable viral....: Your symptoms sound like there is a viral etiology. This typically resolves on its own over several days. If your symptoms worsen or it does not resolve after a week, then see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I've had a cough along with body aches, not feeling so well, and dizziness for a little longer than three weeks now, what does that mean?

I've had a cough along with body aches, not feeling so well, and dizziness for a little longer than three weeks now, what does that mean?

Seasonal allergies: If your symptoms have persisted for 3 weeks, you are probably suffering from seasonal allergies. Try OTC allergy medication. If you do not improve, seek the attention of an allergist or an otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Synptoms of cold have now turned into hard to swallowlow grade fever body aches cough isn't to bad anymore is it safe to wait till tomoro 2 c dr?

Synptoms of cold have now turned into hard to swallowlow grade fever body aches cough isn't to bad anymore is it safe to wait till tomoro 2 c dr?

Up to you: If you feel better, that seems encouraging, but you may be experiencing symptoms of bacterial superinfection, which can be just as bad as a viral infection. I would call your doctor and run it by them before you decide on waiting on this ...Read more

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Coughing for about a month. Sudden attacks of cough. Body pain. Chest pain and weakness. When he moves or breaths it causes him pain. What could be?

Coughing for about a month. Sudden attacks of cough. Body pain. Chest pain and weakness. When he moves or breaths it causes him pain. What could be?

Please see a doctor: We all can guess what the problem is. However, a cough for a month is nothing to take lightly. Please seek the care of a reputable physician. ...Read more

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I have a headache it started last night Monday I had felt like I was gonna cough I think it was coming from the lungs I have body aches what do I got?

I have a headache it started last night Monday I had felt like I was gonna cough I think it was coming from the lungs I have body aches what do I got?

It might be Flu?: Muscle aches and Headaches can be caused by a virus like head cold(Flu). This is followed by a sore throat or running nose. If it is a virus infection, it should settle down in 5-6 days. If it gets worse, then you should go see your doctor. For now you could take Tylenol to get some relief. ...Read more

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My 2yr old son has a common cold, in which he has had for 2days. Along with his cold is a horrible cough, congestion, n body aches. Now ever since the?

My 2yr old son has a common cold, in which he has had for 2days. Along with his cold is a horrible cough, congestion, n body aches. Now ever since the?

Viral infection: It sounds like your son has a viral infection. As long as he does not have difficulty breathing or very high fever, giving him lots of fluids or pain/fever reducers maybe all you need to treat his symptoms. ...Read more

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Had body aches for about 12 hours with stinging cough. The aches are over and the cough is still present. No fever, what could this be?

Had body aches for about 12 hours with stinging cough. The aches are over and the cough is still present. No fever, what could this be?

Viral Illness: You have the symptoms of a viral illness. Treat the symptoms, lots of fluids, lozenges and cough drops for cough. See your doctor if the cough persists or is worse. ...Read more

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My family and I have had recurrent cough/chest congestion and body aches over the past two months (every 2-3 weeks). Worrisome, or just the season?

My family and I have had recurrent cough/chest congestion and body aches over the past two months (every 2-3 weeks). Worrisome, or just the season?

Family illness: Why would this be "the seasons"? does this happen to your family every year at the same time for months? if not then it is likely an infection that your family is passing around to each member. You need to see the doctor as a family to help determine the cause and prescribe a treatment. This is not normal. ...Read more

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I've had a juicy cough, body aches. Fevers have ranged from 99.5-101.2. 3rd night and it hit 102. I haven't taken Tylenol & can't take Advil. Advice??

I've had a juicy cough, body aches. Fevers have ranged from 99.5-101.2. 3rd night and it hit 102. I haven't taken Tylenol & can't take Advil. Advice??

See doctor: You can take tylenol for the fever and cough syrup but with fevers that high you may have something serious like pneumonia. If your fevers persist or if you are short of breath at all see a doctor right away. ...Read more

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I have terrible body aches and a slight cough. No fever or sinus problems. Could this be some sort of flu?

I have terrible body aches and a slight cough. No fever or sinus problems. Could this be some sort of flu?

Viral illness: Your symptoms are consistent with flu, which commonly causes cough and body aches. Flu, short for influenza, is a specific viral infection. Influenza can cause any combination of symptoms including body aches, cough, fever, and chills. There are many viruses, other than influenza, that cause similar symptoms. Rest, drink plenty of fluids, treat body aches with acetaminophen and/or ibuprofen. ...Read more

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I have small hard lumps under my skin all over my body. I also have difficulty swallowing, chronic dry cough and body pain. What is this?

I have small hard lumps under my skin all over my body. I also have difficulty swallowing, chronic dry cough and body pain. What is this?

Arthritic disease or: Cough alone could be many things including asthma post nasal drainage, or acid reflux, but to put all the symptoms together it sounds like you may have a rheumatic disease such as lupus or schleroderma or a vascular disease. I recommend you see your primary care physician, and he or she will probably refer you to a pulmonologist or a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I've had a cough, runny/stuffy nose, headache, and body aches since last monday. Body aches seem to have worsen since last week. Any advice?

I've had a cough, runny/stuffy nose, headache, and body aches since last monday. Body aches seem to have worsen since last week. Any advice?

Flu complications: It sounds like complications of a flu-like illness. After this long you need to be checked for possible sinusitis or even pneumonia. ...Read more

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Day5 of flu(-like illness?), fever (101F-103F), body aches are worse today and still having chills. Cough mostly dry. How long will it take?

Day5 of flu(-like illness?), fever (101F-103F), body aches are worse today and still having chills. Cough mostly dry. How long will it take?

Fever rare after 5-6: Most individuals with influenza have resolution of fever and chills by 5-6 days, but may have lingering fatigue and cough. If you still have significant fever, you may be experiencing a secondary infection or other illness and it would be time to get evaluation. ...Read more

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I've had body aches, headaches, cough/ green & now brownish-grey phlegm for a week and it's not letting up. My 2 yr old seems normal, pneumonia?  

I've had body aches, headaches, cough/ green & now brownish-grey phlegm for a week and it's not letting up. My 2 yr old seems normal, pneumonia?  

Certainly possible: Surprisingly, bacterial pneumonia is less contagious, but often more worrisome than viral. Worsening symptoms for a week is concerning for a pneumonia and should be evaluated by a doctor. Also, knowing exactly what you have would be good for your 2-yo...To hopefully prevent them from getting sick, or at least know how to treat it quicker. ...Read more

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I think I've had a relapse of the flu--body aches, fever (I didn't have a fever two weeks ago when I was sick), cough, etc. Should I see a doctor?

I think I've had a relapse of the flu--body aches, fever (I didn't have a fever two weeks ago when I was sick), cough, etc. Should I see a doctor?

Never hurts: It sounds like you may have been infected with a new pathogen or some sort of secondary infection. It's always good to have your doctor evaluate exactly what might be going on before something minor has a chance to get worse. Usually we can help alleviate the symptoms a bit to make it more bearable. Hope you feel better & good luck! ...Read more

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Woke up feeling sweaty but cold. Major headache and body aches.Hurts terribly when cough.Nasal dry and blockedblood sugar was @90it gets low.Any ideas?

Viral URI: You may have influenza or a flu-like illness, but this requires you to go and be tested to be specifically diagnosed. It is worth it, because if you have influenza treatment is available. If not, stay rested, well hydrated, get symptomatic relief from otc products and get well in time for the holidays. Good luck. ...Read more

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Had a bad cough for about a month. Basically dry. Antibiotics didn't seem to help. Just when i though it was over, it's back full force. Body aches, and slight fever. I did get my flu shot. 40 y/o m?

Had a bad cough for about a month. Basically dry. Antibiotics didn't seem to help. Just when i though it was over, it's back full force. Body aches, and slight fever. I did get my flu shot. 40 y/o m?

Be examined: This episode cold be influenza. 38% of individuals who get immunized will still get the flu if exposed, but a much milder version. The cough that lasted a month in a 40 year smoker is mor consistent with chronic bronchitis or earlyl copd. ...Read more

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Heavy chest, mild cough, head pressure, body aches, no fever?

Heavy chest, mild cough, head pressure, body aches, no fever?

Symptoms : Could be a virus. If symptomatic treatment doesn't help, be assessed. All the best. ...Read more

Groin (Definition)

The region or crease between ...Read more


Dr. Dennis Giannini
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Body Aches (Definition)

Generalized soreness/ ...Read more