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Cold With Aches
Poss. Strep throat: Strep throat can be diagnosed easily and treated with an antibiotic at your doctor's office or a nearby urgent care center. If the test is negative you probably have a virus like EBV, commonly known as Mono, fir which no specific treatment is required besides monitoring and symptomatic relief with ITC meds fir fever and pain. ...Read more
Headache, sore throat, itchy ears, muscle ache, fatigue, runny nose, loss of appetite, hot and cold, dizzy. Cold or flu?
Cardinal signs of: Influenza are sudden onset of high fever( 101 or higher with hard chills/sweats),body/muscle pain,respiratory symptoms(cough,runny nose).Easy to test for rapidly.Important to diagnose and treat within 48 hours of onset of symptoms.Anti-viral flu medicine works best if started within this 48 hour window. ...Read more
Headache, sore throat, runny/stuffed nose, deep chest cough, hot and cold. No fever. A cold or more?
Cold or more??: If it just a cold, usually there are evident signs of respiratory distress. Those are rapid breathing (more than 24 x/min); nasal flaring;?; chest retractions; and use of the accessory muscles of respiration. If none of thes are present the cough is much more likely to originate at the pharyngeal level. An excellent med for type of cough is benzonatate. ...Read more
Tooth pain: They definitely could be-can you localize it to one tooth or to many teeth. Is the tooth on the upper or lower. If it is multiple teeth and it is on the top the sinus may be involved. If you can localize the tooth pain isee your dentist otherwise see your physician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Face feels hot, cold chills, tight throat, fatigue, upset stomach, diarrhea, shoulder/neck aches, brain fog, congestion, but no fever?
Rest.: Sounds like you have the flu. If it is viral, you may only have low grade fever or sometimes none at all. O to bed, take 650 mg of tylenol (acetaminophen) every 4 hours for the aches and pains, gargle with warm salt water, drink lots of fluids, chicken broth and just rest. Hopefully, it is just the one day flu. ...Read more
I have cold, running nose, sore throat, slight fever, severe body pain, tiredness, fatigue , head ache, sneezing and cough.
Flu or cold? Symptoms were: Sudden chills, very slight temp, body aches, congested nose, headache, exhaustion, diarrea, stomach ache. And what to do?
Systemic viral: Your symptoms have the features of a systemic viral illness. We tend to call this "the flu" though it may well be caused by another virus besides the influenza virus. So isolate yourself, wash your hands frequently, take plenty fluids while eating well, and get plenty rest. Hope that helps. ...Read more
May be influenza: Although not the season for the flu, the description of the symptoms are fairly typical for viral infection. Assuming that you are otherwise healthy and not exposed to other infectious agents or traveled outside of the US recently, these symptoms usually will pass in a week. Meanwhile, drink plenty of fluids, take tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever and aches and stay in bed. If anything gets worse, see your MD ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptoms: soar throat, coughing, headache, neck pain, some muscle pain, stuffy nose, chills, sneezing, tired, no fever?
Viral illness: Sounds like a viral illness to me. If symptoms persist, see a doctor. ...Read more
Pains: Not enough information without seeing you. Go see your doctor. I'm sure they can help. ...Read more