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Im coughing green phlegm for 6 days already, i have no fever. But i feel body aches,slight headache&feeling feverish, feeling cold at nytwhat is this?

Im coughing green phlegm for 6 days already, i have no fever. But i feel body aches,slight headache&feeling feverish, feeling cold at nytwhat is this?

Viral infection: Hi, it seems you have a Viral illness, possibly involving your upper respiratory tract, take Advil or Tylenol, (acetaminophen) stay well hydrated, drink warm tea, eat soups, rest, u also can try steaming, these infections will go away by itself in a wk or so, no need for Antibiotics, green sputum despite the general belief is not a sign of infection most of the time, it could be just dehydrated mucus. ...Read more

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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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Symptoms are feeling cold with no fever, body aches, headache.No coughing or runny nose.What could this b? Anything i can do, big event tomorrow?

Symptoms are feeling cold with no fever, body aches, headache.No coughing or runny nose.What could this b? Anything i can do, big event tomorrow?

A viral infection: Most likely symptoms of a viral infection which unfortunately takes time to recover. Do realize that you may transmit the virus to other people as well. See doctor if not better after 10 days or getting much worse at any time. ...Read more

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Day 6 of 100+\- fever, severe body aches and chills, congestion and I had a severe headache that lasted 4 days and finally passed. Flu test negative.

Day 6 of 100+\- fever, severe body aches and chills, congestion and I had a severe headache that lasted 4 days and finally passed. Flu test negative.

Sounds like flu: The test for flu is not very reliable. The CDC reports it is 40-70% sensitive, which means that a negative tests are falsely negative in 30-60% cases. Most clinicians report that the test is negative in ~50% of patients with clinical symptoms consistent with flu. Your symptoms are consistent with the flu, and it is most likely cause of these symptoms during winter months in a young adult. ...Read more

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The last couple nights I have been getting fever, chills and headache stiff neck and body aches. I feel ok during the day except for slight headaches ?

The last couple nights I have been getting fever, chills and headache stiff neck and body aches. I feel ok during the day except for slight headaches ?

These are worrisome: symptoms, and you should not be reassured because they seem to improve during the day. Many infections, which these symptoms are suggestive of, wax and wane and are cyclically worse during the day or night. I suggest your seek medical evaluation ASAP either through your Doctor's office or Urgent Care. The worse case scenario, meningitis, needs to be excluded. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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I have a fever , sore throat , headache, earache, body aches and chills what could this be?

I have a fever , sore throat , headache, earache, body aches and chills what could this be?

Maybe strep,flu,etc.: Nose and throat symptoms can be from cold viruses, strep throat, allergies, etc... It can be difficult to tell what the cause is. If symptoms only last 1-2 days, it was likely allergies, irritation, or a mild cold. Doctors have rapid 5-minute tests for strep, so a primary care doctor can diagnose strep and start antibiotics "right away", which means within the first 3 days of strep symptoms. ...Read more

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My husband has been sick for 4 days now symptoms are excessively sweating day and night loss of appetite chills with no fever headache and body aches.

My husband has been sick for 4 days now symptoms are excessively sweating day and night loss of appetite chills with no fever headache and body aches.

Febrile illness: As long as he is staying the same or getting better, you could give it a few more days of watching him at home. If he seems to be getting worse in any way, however, I would take him to his doctor or to an urgent care center. In the meantime, plenty of fluids. You could use Tylenol or ibuprofen for fevers. Be sure to follow the directions on the box. If he worsens, see his doctor ASAP. Good luck. ...Read more

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Having body aches and chills and headache foe 2 days. No fever. Been taking advil, nasal decongestant and mucinex but only giving temporary relief. Been drinking fluids. What else should I try?

Having body aches and chills and headache foe 2 days.  No fever.  Been taking advil, nasal decongestant and mucinex but only giving temporary relief.  Been drinking fluids.  What else should I try?

Body aches: Sounds like a viral process. I like to use Airborn or Emergen-C two or three times daily. You can try increasing vitmin C, B-multivitiamin and Vitamin D3. If not improving get checked. ...Read more

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Body ache, chills, headache, no fever, what could it be?

Body ache, chills, headache, no fever, what could it be?

Could be: Many things: viral infection, immune problems, thyroid problems and many other causes. A thorough physical exam by a physician and laboratory work-up may help establish a diagnosis and guide treatment. ...Read more

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I've got 101.3 fever, headache, body ache and chills. How to know whether this is flu or something else?

Ague: Your symptoms sound like the flu. See your doctor and he take a swab and give you a definitive answer in ten minutes. ...Read more

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Sudden onset of 101.1 fever, whole body ache, neck pain, headache and chills. I was fine last night. ?

Take ibuprofen: I would take some ibuprofen for the symptoms and then be checked by your doctor or an urgent care. Those can be symptoms early on in a strep infection or a viral infection. ...Read more

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Headache, persistent  cough that started last night, 100.1 fever, vomited this am. No major body aches. Is this flu?

Headache, persistent  cough that started last night, 100.1 fever, vomited this am. No major body aches. Is this flu?

Flu: Greetings, Yes, this sounds like the flu. Rest, fluids, cough suppressants and pain meds as needed. If the symptoms persist beyond 5-7 days, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can it be the flu if I have headache, body aches and fatigue but no cough or fever?

Can it be the flu if I have headache, body aches and fatigue but no cough or fever?

Probable influenza: Yes, this certainly could be the 'flu' because u may have 'muted' your fever with over the counter 'cold' medicines that contain tylenol (acetaminophen) or aspirin/NSAIDs like motrin. It's flu season now in the Northern hemisphere and we doctors like to say "common things are common". So I would start with a flu swab-which should tell u very quickly if u have the flu, then give u antivirals to help. Call ur doc! ...Read more

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Past 2 days fever up to 102.5, body ache, headache, chills. Flu or dengue? I live in Asia. Advice for both is rest, fluids- worth getting dengue test?

Past 2 days fever up to 102.5, body ache, headache, chills. Flu or dengue? I live in Asia. Advice for both is rest, fluids- worth getting dengue test?

Febrile illness: Please get checked because dengue can be serious and it's rainy season there now, so it's more prevalent. It could be malaria too although I don't know if u live in the city or the countryside? You can look for small red spots in the skin which might indicate dengue. Anyway I really hope u can get checked now. ...Read more

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Just wondering what the symptoms might be if you have carbon monoxide poising? If I do have how long should I wait to see a doct I have had a fever headache body aches my chest has been really tight and hurts to cough and breath deep.

Just wondering what the symptoms might be if you have carbon monoxide poising? If I do have how long should I wait to see a doct I have had a fever headache body aches my chest has been really tight and hurts to cough and breath deep.

Viral cold, probably: The symptoms you describe are most probably a viral respiratory infection, even the real flu (influenza). See a physician, to make sure it is not anything more serious. Carbon monoxide poisoning is a "silent killer", usually causing very little symptoms before killing the patient; there may be fatigue and headache, but none of the symptoms you describe. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever = elevated body temperature (can be ...Read more