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Can Wisdom Teeth Cause Flu Like Symptoms
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My wisdom tooth is half out the gum is swollen and really painful I also have flu like symptoms should I see a doctor or dentist?
Dentist: You have an acute pericoronitis, or infection associated with the tissues overlying the wisdom tooth. A wisdom tooth that is partially visible in the mouth that does not fully erupt is prone to localized infections. Food and bacteria localize and colonize under the tissue overlying the tooth and results in pain and swelling. The tooth should be removed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My sister had all wisdom teeth removed Monday & has fever, flu symptoms & excruciating pain & was told by dr that all of it's normal. Poss. Infection?
Infection/flu: Your sister may have both. Insist that she actually return to Treating Dentist or Oral Surgeon to evaluate...may have infection/dry socket, which requires treatment. Additionally she may have flu (did she get flu shot) and should be evaluated by General Physician. Be proactive. Make sure she actually sees both. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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