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Tingling, flu like symptoms, fevers from zerona laser, but extreme fat loss. Still ill + chronic lymphedema in flanks & abdomen 1.5 yrs. What now?!

Tingling, flu like symptoms, fevers from zerona laser, but extreme fat loss. Still ill + chronic lymphedema in flanks & abdomen 1.5 yrs. What now?!

See your doctor.: Low level zerona laser is unlikely to cause the symptoms you describe, even if they seemed to coincide with zerona treatments. At least you had good fat loss, but your other symptoms are probably from something else going on with your medical health. It's "easy" to "blame" zerona, but low level laser is truly not the cause of these issues. See you doctor for work-up and proper diagnosis/treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Flu (Definition)

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


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Could constant tonsil stones cause a general sick feeling (achy, headache, flu like symptoms) and chronic cough?

Could constant tonsil stones cause a general sick feeling (achy, headache, flu like symptoms) and chronic cough?

Depends size: I could imagine. It really depends the size. I wonder how crowded your pharynx is. There also may be postnasal drip causing cough. Have it checked by your doc. ...Read more

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What causes flu like symptoms to come and go?

What causes flu like symptoms to come and go?

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

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Feelings of flu like symptoms that won't go away?

Appt: More details are needed to better advise. The peak of the influenza season is gone, but if you have flu like symptoms, it may be possible. There is a test available to confirm the suspected diagnosis. A virtual appt online: healthtap.com/DosanjhMD Code: NCYHPZ ...Read more

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What can cause reoccurring flu like symptoms come and go monthly?

What can cause reoccurring flu like symptoms come and go monthly?

Need more info: If you are having unexplained fever, chills, sweats and body aches (assuming unrelated to menses or ovulation) then see md to exclude autoimmune disorder. ...Read more

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What's a way to differentiate between a flu and flu-like symptoms?

See below: This is a very hard question to answer simply and briefly. There are many types of illnesses that can appear like influenza but are not. For general upper respiratory illnesses vs flu, differences can include extreme malaise and muscle aches for the flu and not for the simply uri. If you have specific concerns, see you doc. ...Read more

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Can i get flu like symptoms if i smoke behind a person with a cold?

Can i get flu like symptoms if i smoke behind a person with a cold?

Smoking not good: In general, anytime you share saliva (spit) with someone who is sick there is a risk of getting an infection. ...Read more

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My wife is neasusa and she had flu like symptoms is o.t.c medicine help?

HokusPokusDominOTCus: There are many OTC medications to help with flu-like symptoms like cough,fever,congestion,aches and pains, headache,etc.(so many, in fact,that it is overwhelming).Most do a fair job at best. It's hard to recommend one over the other because it's often matter of what does or does not work for you.If the symptoms get really bad,see a doctor.I like Motrin,Afrin nasal spray,Robitussin-DM and Dramamine ...Read more