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Doctor insights on: Cough And Cold Body Aches And Headaches During Pregnancy

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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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Are body aches and sore throat a pregnancy symptom?

Are body aches and sore throat a pregnancy symptom?

Not normally.: If you have missed your period, can go ahead and take a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Out in cold most of night and day and been sneezing and coughing with a little chest pain, sore throat, headache, nausea. Cold or bronchitis?

Out in cold most of night and day and been sneezing and coughing with a little chest pain, sore throat, headache, nausea. Cold or bronchitis?

UpperRespiratoryInfx: Sounds like you're describing an upper respiratory infection, which are mainly caused by viruses, which don't respond to antibiotics, whether you call it a cold or bronchitis. Technically speaking, chronic bronchitis (http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/bronchitis/basics/definition/con-20014956) is diagnosed after productive cough for 3mo in each of last 2yrs. See Family Doc if persists ...Read more

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Sneezing and full body aches and im always hot and a constint headache body is very week?. Never a fever no sore throat no other symptoms

Sneezing and full body aches and im always hot and a constint headache body is very week?. Never a fever no sore throat no other symptoms

Viral infection: These symptoms maybe consistent with a viral infection, especially the flu. You should seek the advice of a primary care doctor and should be tested for the flu. If your symptoms have been present for less than 48 hours when you see your doctor, you maybe able to get treatment to shorten the duration of the flu. ...Read more

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I am having a hard time breathing coughing sneezing and congestion body aches hot and cold sweats?

I am having a hard time breathing coughing sneezing and congestion body aches hot and cold sweats?

cold/flu: Sounds like you have a viral illness. If things don't get better in a few days you should see your doctor. Can try over the counter medicines to feel better. Antibiotics will not help as it is most likely viral. ...Read more

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Can a cold cause. Severe headache? Body aches, chills and sensitivity to light and sound?

Can a cold cause. Severe headache? Body aches, chills and sensitivity to light and sound?

Prob. flu if fever: Sixty percent of flu victims complain of sore eyes, often accompanied by a burning sensation, redness, watering and sensitivity to light.About 90 percent of flu victims have a dry, hacking cough. Influenza nearly always starts out with a fever of at least 100° f. Colds are rarely accompanied by fever, except those in children. ...Read more

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Throat pain, itching with cough and headache, fever and body ache?

Throat pain, itching with cough and headache, fever and body ache?

Viral syndrome: This is likely a upper respiratory viral infection in evolution. Sore throat (pharyngitis) with fever, followed by cough and other flu like symptoms. Best treatment is rest, plenty of fluids, tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen for aches and fever. A decongestant and cough suppressant may be helpful when these symptoms arise. Throat lozenges can help with the sore throat. If no better in 3-5 days, see MD. ...Read more

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Running fevers, chills, body aches, cough and sneezing. Nausea. I'm pregnant can I take theraflu? If not then what?

Running fevers, chills, body aches, cough and sneezing. Nausea. I'm pregnant can I take theraflu? If not then what?

Pregnancy C: You need to discuss with your gynecologist obstetrician. It is pregnancy risk c. With pregnancy there is always a risk with a medication. This is something needs to be decided specifically for your own. This is something you need to ask your gynecologist. ...Read more

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I have body ache/pains, cough, sore throat and phlegm also body is heaty and have chills at night but no fever.?

I have body ache/pains, cough, sore throat and phlegm also body is heaty and have chills at night but no fever.?

Viral infection? : Your symptoms are consistent with a viral infection. Use acetamenifen or Ibuprofen for fever or aches and keep well hydrated. Let your body's immune system do the rest. If your symptoms persist for more than a week, have your doctor check you. If fever occurs let your doctor know. ...Read more

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Flu or cold? Symptoms were: Sudden chills, very slight temp, body aches, congested nose, headache, exhaustion, diarrea, stomach ache. And what to do?

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

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Hello My symptoms are mild sore throat, chills, body aches and headache and both ears hurt. What should I take?

Hello My symptoms are mild sore throat, chills, body aches and headache and both ears hurt.  What should I take?

See Dr. ASAP: Your symptoms could be caused by anything from a cold to strep, ear infection, or influenza. Please see a doctor ASAP to be examined. If any testing is needed, he or she will do it and be able to treat you. ...Read more

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Should I go to the ER? Mild fever 5 days chest and sinus congestion, deep cough and wheezing. Lightheaded with headache and body aches

Should I go to the ER? Mild fever 5 days chest and sinus congestion, deep cough and wheezing. Lightheaded with headache and body aches

Primary Care: Your primary care provider is likely a better choice for non life-threatening illness. ER doctors are trained to work quickly and efficiently in situations where the patient's life is at risk, so you are more likely to be exposed to tests that involve radiation or risk of false-positive results. Of course if you are struggling to breath, the ER is appropriate. ...Read more

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Sore throat body aches head pressure stuffy nose no fever but some chills blood in nasal congestion overall tired and rundown started yesterday?

Sore throat body aches head pressure stuffy nose no fever but some chills blood in nasal congestion overall tired and rundown started yesterday?

Viral: A lot of people are afflicted by this viral infection now. You may well end up with sore throat, hoarseness, and a productive cough in the next few days. If symptoms get very severe or extends beyond 10 days , you may need medical attention to rule out complications or another cause for your symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Friedlander
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Dr. Dennis Giannini
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Body Aches (Definition)

Generalized soreness/ ...Read more