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Can I Still Go Swimming With A Mild Flu Sickness
The flu, otherwise known as influenza, is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, runny nose, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, and coughing. Children with the flu often have nausea and vomiting as well. Some strains of the flu are preventable by getting a yearly flu ...Read more
Is there a risk of getting a brain eating amoeba from a hot tub at a hotel or swimming pool? I have flu like symptoms and i'm scared it's the start.
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?
Had flu-like symptoms (tiredness, mild ache) 2-3 days ago; that subsided but still intermittent cough w/thick yellow-brown phlegm. What should I do?
Sounds viral: Drink plenty of fluids and get eight hours of sleep every night! Eat healthy and take some decongestant/ expectorant if allergy medicine does not help with coughing from Postnasal drip. See doctor if condition worsened, you may have a bacterial infection that requires antibiotics. ...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.....?
Immune deficiency: Would like to know how low the IgG is . In this case I would consider a functional immune evaluation by studying his pre and post Pneumococcal 23, and Td immune response if the IgG is only borderline low. If it is very low, then IVIG is likely indicated (I have yet had a patient who can tolerate SCIG). I would also like to find out what the urinary culture results are. If they have not been revealing , then a PCR bacterial analysis would be indicated. The mucosal ulcerations is suggestive of an autoimmune disorder and I would include Reiter's syndrome in my diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Period due 8 days ago, sore breasts startd when period due, upset stomach, motion sickness, bloated, heartburn, flu like, neg hpt, slight cramps. Pregnant?
How much weight can a 44lb 7yr old lose during illness before indicating need to go in? Just keep hydrating & no worry?? (1lb+down in 10days) Flu-like
Probably good idea..: to get seen. Hydration is very important, and the expectation is that the appetite should rebound soon. If he's still experiencing fever or severe symptoms I'd still recommend getting him seen. If the symptoms are resolving you can monitor a bit longer. If the weight loss exceeds 5% (2.3 lbs) then that would be another reason to get seen. ...Read more
Influenza: Drink plenty of fluids, take aspirin or acetaminophen to control headache and other aches and pains, rest, and don't expose others e.g. cover coughs & stay home from work or school a few days. (Everything your mom did when you were little!) Otherwise sit tight; it will get better soon. If severe (high fever, bad head or muscle aching, bad cough) see a doctor for possible antiviral Rx e.g. Tamiflu (oseltamivir). ...Read more
I've had flu like symptoms for 2 weeks, i've been taking anti-biotic for 3 days now and still don't feel any better i've been taking anti-biotic for 3 days now and still don't feel any better, i've been going to work during the week and feel horrible.
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