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Could I have the real flu or do I just have a cold? I have almost no fever.

Could I have the real flu or do I just have a cold? I have almost no fever.

Rhinovirus infection: Rhinovirus infections causes upper respiratory tract symptoms without a fever that is associated with several other viral infections such as influenza virus and parainfluenza virus. ...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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I think I have a fever, but I don`t see any cold or flu signs... What seems to be the problem?

I think I have a fever, but I don`t see any cold or flu signs... What seems to be the problem?

Not enough info to: answer you question. Have you actually taken your temperature? Do you truly have a fever? See your doctor. ...Read more

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Could you potentially have pneumonia or bronchitis without a fever or having a cold/flu first?

Could you potentially have pneumonia or bronchitis without a fever or having a cold/flu first?

See below: What you are asking is whether the pneumonia can develop without earlier symptoms and the answer is yes it can suddenly happen. ...Read more

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What's the difference between flu, fever and cold ?

What's the difference between flu, fever and cold ?

Fever: Fever is an elevation of the body temperature above "normal". "flu" is an abbreviation for inflluenza (a viral systemic illness). A cold is a viral upper respiratory tract infection often caused by rhinovirus, adenovirus or other viruses. ...Read more

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Cold flu how many days after fever breaks are you contagious?

Influenza: This is highly dependent on the particular virus with which you were infected. Many people call their infection "flu" when it was not truly influenza. Be more specific and rephrase the question. ...Read more

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Please answer! what medicines are best for cold and flu and fever?

Please answer! what medicines are best for cold and flu and fever?

For the Flu:: If you have the Flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or NSAID’s. Rest A LOT! In some situations antiviral medications (Tamiflu, Relenza, Flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. ...Read more

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Can you tell me which medicines are best for cold and flu and fever?

Can you tell me which medicines are best for cold and flu and fever?

Flu ; cold: If you have the flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid’s. Rest a lot! in some situations antiviral medications (tamiflu, relenza, flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. ...Read more

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I have had flu/cold for two days now, is there a way to stop fever chills?

I have had flu/cold for two days now, is there a way to stop fever chills?

Flu: If you have the Flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or NSAID’s. Rest A LOT! In some situations antiviral medications (Tamiflu, Relenza, Flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more