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Can Allergies Cause Flu Like Symptoms
I ve reaction to so many foods and they all cause me sore throat & flu like symptoms, yet no food allergy has been identified on skin test, any causes?
Need allergy consolation with certified allergist. The hx his most important.
Nedd to be more specific re: time specific other sx and foods. I doubt these sx are
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Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
21 yr-old had 8 months of upper respiratory and urinary symptoms, felt caused by infections, and may have immune system disorder on test results.....?
Allergies don't: Usually make you feel like you have been run over by a mac truck - the way the flu can. Flu symptoms can include fever, chills, sore throat, cough, headaches, nasal congestion marked aching of muscles and joints ; significant fatigue. When present, nausea, vomiting and loose stools are more often seen in children. ...Read more
Intermittent low fevers and flu like symptoms. Could it be food allergies, candida or possible cancer?
Fevers: It does not sound like any of the three causes are the cause of your intermittent fevers. You may want to consult a rheumatologist to determine the cause of your fevers. ...Read more
I have flu like symptoms and am itchy all over my legs. So much so, im bleeding from itching. Can this just be really bad allergies?
Itching and a cold: It is not unusual to see itching and rashes, such as hives, in association with viral infections. This is thought to be due to the transient development of circulating immune complexes, an amalgam of antibodies and viral particles which form as the body fights back and clears the infection. These complexes can trigger the release of chemicals, such as histamine, causing itching, not an allergy. ...Read more
Not typically: Cellulitis is defined as a localized skin infection which should be diagnosed by warmth, redness, tenderness and possible swelling. Flu like symptoms would include generalized body aches, fever, fatigue, and possible cough or congestion. Flu (influenza) is a virus while cellulitis is typically bacterial. However if cellulitis spreads to the blood then some flu like symptoms could be possible. ...Read more
Does Imitrex cause flu like symptoms? How long will it last? Felt really off for about 7 hours now.
Drug side effects:: Any drug, medicine, supplement has the potential to have side effects. Some minor, some serious. Some common, some rare. Sumatriptan (Imitrex), can cause any of several side effects in SOME people. Not everyone gets every side effect. Some people get none. If you have chest pain, severe dizziness, shortness of breath, go to ER. See this page: https://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/imitrex-side-effects. Htm ...Read more
Prevacid (lansoprazole): Prevacid (lansoprazole) is a proton-pump inhibitor and is used to treat acid reflux. The most common side effects include diarrhea, abdominal pain and headache. Less common symptoms include low magnesium, irregular heart beat, muscle spasms and even seizures. C. Difficile diarrhea is possible, too. This is usually a persistent diarrhea that is unrelenting. These should be evaluated and the medicine stopped. ...Read more
Some for both:
There are far too many alcohol withdrawal symptoms for me to come close to listing them in 400 words or less. See: http://www. Alcoholwithdrawalsymptoms. Org/. Please be aware that death is a possible outcome from withdrawal.
Alcoholics anonymous is a mainstay for sobriety. ...Read more
Is it possible that training after a lymphatic drainage massage, spread toxins around the body and cause flu like symptoms?
Not usually: For those with compromise of lymphatic drainage, manual lymphatic drainage moves the lymph fluid around the blocked area and gets it to where it needs to go. The movement of the lymph fluid which may contain bacteria, fungus, viruses or very digested food goes finally to the big blood vessels to be sent to processing areas. Training probably does not add much movement to already moving lymph. ...Read more
PID possible: Gonorrhea can certainly go beyond a simple cervical infection and become a more serious infection, called pid. If you have been diagnosed with gonorrhea and are having more "systemic" symptoms, then you need to contact your doctor. If, as you say, are having other things like mouth ulcers, then talk to your doctor about the possibility of some other type of infection as well. ...Read more
You. May be. ...: Having a reaction to, if it is being used, spermicidal jelly or even the condum. ...Read more
You may have: Dysmenorrhea. During a woman’s period she may experience abdominal cramping, pain in the back & things, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, increased sweating & loose bowel movements. Flu symptoms may include: muscle aches & pains, a fever above 100 degrees, headache, congestion, weakness, chills, increased sweating and coughing. ...Read more
Yes: Any infection can cause flu like symptoms. ...Read more
Yes: It may feel like one has the flu when experiencing what are known as withdrawal symptoms. Usually, one has to drink every day for at least one month, before they would have withdrawal symptoms after abruptly stopping. More over, the most severe kinds of withdrawal from alcohol can involve the person having a seizure, which can be dangerous as it can cause a person to stop breathing. ...Read more
Possibly: Cellulitis may extend beyond the boundries of the skin either into underlying tissues and create fasciitis, myositis, osteomyelitis, etc. The organisms can also enter the blood stream and create sepsis. You may also be seeing cutaneous manifestations of a systemic illness rather than just a skin infection. ...Read more
Yes: Flu-like symptoms tend to be kinda vague generally sick feelings. If you have an infection anywhere in your body, especially somewhere close to your neck where there are a lot of lymph nodes to get tender, it can definitely cause you to feel sick. See your dentist to get the wisdom teeth taken care of. ...Read more
Many possibilites: Viral infections often produce little to no evidence of infection on CBC, esp. If no previous WBC differential to compare with, may only result in a shift of more lymphocyte to neutrophils than baseline, if that. Additionally, the symptoms are a systemic response to virus, if present; not necessarily caused by virus. As Soul↔Mind↔Brain↔Body creatures, symptoms can response to a variety of stimuli. ...Read more
What could cause flu-like symptoms then, inabiity to move both legs and one arm? My dad is overseas with this in hospital. No diagnosis
Susan:: Where is he? How old and where did he grow up? Polio is a consideration, does he have underlying conditions? Where did he grow up? ...Read more
If I have a cold sore, can I infect my own genitals with the hsv1 virus? And if so, does it cause flu-like symptoms?
Genital herpes is caused by hsv-2, a different type of hsv.
But there is a small chance that oral herpes can cause genital herpes (10~20% of genital herpes would be caused by hsv-1), and symptoms and signs would be far less severe. No, it's unlikely that it would cause flu-like symptoms. ...Read more
Not likely: Nails or skin under nails? I can not think of a way to change color of your nails, but skin under nails typically reflects amount of oxygen being carried by red cells. Bright red means full of oxygen and blue means depleted. Other disorders can also cause discoloration, but if new or associated with shortness of breath will need an explanation soon. ...Read more
Mainly immune system: Though direct viral killing can occur, causing some of the sx, in response to infections from viruses, your body produces a lot of different proteins to help signal and coordinate your immune system to fight infection, and to create a hostile environment to the virus. Examples includes interferon alpha/beta- this group of proteins can cause muscle aches, joint pain, and fever. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Does Fibromyalgia cause a boor imuune system (constant flu like symptoms) along with a very low white bloodcell count.
No: There is no marker in the blood to diagnose fibromyalgia. In fact, your low WBC, if confirmed to be persistent for >30 days, may well be the cause for fatigue since it indicates that a lowered ability to defend against infection. There are many potential causes and you need to consult your doctor to get a workup. ...Read more
How many bupivacaine injections in the right scaplothoracic region are safe at one time? Is 8 ok? Are flu-like symptoms cause for concern?
Depends: You need to discuss the risks/benefits of multiple injections with your doctor. Depending on your condition, doing several injections, if beneficial, may be acceptable despite slightly higher risk. That decision needs to be made mutually in the clinic before the injections. ...Read more
May not be flu: Many illness can have symptoms like having the flu. The real flu typically lasts for 2-3 weeks (though you may feel run down longer). If your symptoms are lasting longer you may want to see a doctor to get a diagnosis. ...Read more
It shouldn't: Bluish fingertips/nails, or cyanosis, is a reflection of a low oxygen content in the blood. You should be evaluated by a medical professional with a pulse oximeter (painless test that just requires a fingertip probe). If low oxygen content is ruled out, another cause can be the raynaud phenomenon. ...Read more
Vasomotor rhinitis: This form of rhinitis, runny nose, is non-allergic and not due to inflammation either, and yes, sexual arousal can be a cause. So if you were referring to feeling warm, flushed 9some other common bodily sensations post coitus) and stuffy during and after having sex, then this is most likely the cause. ...Read more
What causes you to have flu like symptoms and feel ill a few days to a week before your menstral cycle?
Likely unrelated: Your symptoms are most likely unrelated to your menstrual cycle. It is possible you have a respiratory virus if you are having flu-like symptoms. If rest and plenty of fluids do not make you feel better within a couple days, you might consider visiting the doctor. Could also be hormonal rhinitis? Or allergies. ...Read more
What type of spider bite would cause swelling and pain in the localized area and also flu like symptoms?
Bl. Widow or br. Rec:
Spider bites are fortunately uncommon. In many cases, presumed spider bites are actually due to another skin condition or an insect sting. The black widow spider and the brown recluse spider can cause the symptoms you describe. in addition to the local redness, irritation, and pain from the bite,
these two spiders that are known to cause allergic reactions, which can present as flu-like symptoms. ...Read more
Can flu like symptoms be caused by a uti? I have a super public catheter and feel so ill. I do have a UTI hot n cold flushes?
Here are some. ..: For one with permanent suprapubic catheter, constant bacteria in the urine is 100% expected, but rarely cause symptomatic UTI as long as the catheter is open and draining. For your condition, you may need empirical antibiotic Rx after obtaining urine & blood culture & ruling out the other sources for flu-like symptoms such as URI or viral showering syndrome. So, see Doc timely for proper Dx & Rx. ...Read more
12 weeks preg and been sick with flu like symptoms on off got 5 weeks. Have not had flu shot. Am worried this will cause bub problems?
Depends.: It's safe to get an influenza (flu) shot during pregnancy, (although it's not flu season now). Limit your exposure to colds by avoiding closed crowded places (church, theater, public transportation etc.)Try to eat healthier, increase you leafy green vegetables, and drink citric juices (orange, lime, grapefruit) all high in vitamin C. You may take probiotics to support your immune system. ...Read more
I started a women's probiotic and it made me sick. It caused vomiting and flu-like symptoms. Should I discontinue the probiotic?
Obviously!: Don't take a medication if it is making you sick. ...Read more
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