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Got chills all day yesterday and body aches 100.1 fever, headache. Today have little cough. Take Neurontin 200mg 1xday. Could this cause pneumonia?

Got chills all day yesterday and body aches 100.1 fever, headache. Today have little cough. Take Neurontin 200mg 1xday. Could this cause pneumonia?

No: You have picked up an illness, most likely viral. Your Neurontin has nothing to do with it. Rest, Tylenol, fluids, contact your doctor if not better in a few days. ...Read more

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Body Aches (Definition)

Muscle pain is most frequently related to tension, overuse, or muscle injury from exercise or physically-demanding work. In these situations, the pain tends to involve specific muscles and starts during or just after the activity. It is usually obvious which activity is causing the pain. Muscle pain also can be a sign of conditions affecting your whole body, like some infections (including the flu) and disorders that affect connective tissues throughout the ...Read more


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Treating a Cough (Checklist)

Try over-the-counter cough medications at the start of a cough
Daily
If the coughing persists or worsens, see a doctor promptly
Once
If you have chest pain or shortness of breath with cough, see a doctor
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Been sick for 5 days. Fever, chills, cough, fatigue, headache, body aches, sore throat, not much mucus, some nausea. When should I see a dr?

Been sick for 5 days. Fever, chills, cough, fatigue, headache, body aches, sore throat, not much mucus, some nausea. When should I see a dr?

Good question.: Sounds like you might have the flu. There is no necessity to see the doc unless you take a sudden turn for the worse, have progressive symptoms or serious symptoms (shortness of breath, inability to keep down fluids, lethargy, etc.). These virtually always resolve. Go Seahawks! ...Read more

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Treating a Fever (Checklist)

Don't panic! Most fever is uncomfortable, but harmless.
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Take the appropriate dose of acetaminophen or ibuprofen
Once
Try cool compresses -- they may be soothing
Once
See doctor if your fever is higher than 102F for more than 2 days
Once
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Productive cough has turned into dry cough. Fever of 101.6 at its highest, comes down with tylenol. Sneezing, headache, body aches, chills. Pneumonia?

Productive cough has turned into dry cough. Fever of 101.6 at its highest, comes down with tylenol. Sneezing, headache, body aches, chills. Pneumonia?

Cough ; fever: This time of year and those symptoms are screaming influenza. Did you get flu shot this year? If it's in the first 2 days of the illness, try to get in to doc as there is an anti-flu medication that can be given as long as you do it early. If it's been longer, then fluids, rest. Pneumonia is a possibility, but usually not body aches/headache with that. If short of breath, painful breath, see doc! ...Read more

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Treating Headaches (Checklist)

Identify events that trigger headaches
60 Min, Daily for 4 Weeks
See your doctor
Once
Watch for food reactions
60 Min, Daily for 4 Weeks
See a dentist about your headaches
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I have body aches, chills, and diarrhea. I also have slight fever and recurrent headaches. What do I have?

I have body aches, chills, and diarrhea. I also have slight fever and recurrent headaches. What do I have?

Flu like syndrome: You may have a viral illness with probable sinus involvement giving you headaches. ...Read more

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Headache (Definition)

Also called cephalalgia, is pain anywhere in the region of the head or neck, & can be a symptom of a number of conditions affecting those areas. It originates from pain-sensitive structures such as cranium, muscles, nerves, vessels, subcutaneous tissues, eyes, ears, sinuses & mucous membranes. It is non-specific symptom & can be primary such as tension ha, or secondary ...Read more


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Chills (Definition)

Chills may occur at the beginning of an infection and are usually associated with a fever. Chills are caused by rapid muscle contraction and relaxation, and are the body's way of generating heat when it feels that it is cold. Chills often predict the coming of a fever, or an increase in ...Read more


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