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Dry Cough Fever Body Aches
Does my husband have pneumonia? High fever 102, bad dry cough, difficulty talking and hard to breathe, achey and body pain, fatigue & exhaustion, just home from cruise and came on hard 24 hours ago?
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
For 5 days I have had body aches, nausea, a dry cough, painful chest, headache and a fever. Is the the flu? When will I feel better?
Flu-like illness: Whether or not this is actually influenza is impossible to say with the into you give on the internet. What is possible is that this is a viral illness and you should begin to feel better within the next 2 days. If you do not would strongly suggest that you see your family doctor. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more
Dry cough for wk. Now low grade fever, loose cough, body aches, headache, eye pain, nausea, no appetite, congestion, .
Viral: It is most likely a viral infection and one can only treat the symptoms. If the symptoms are severe, you will need to see your doctor to get some cough suppression. Tylenol may help the body ache, nasal decongestant spray may be used for up to 5 days maximum. It usually takes 7-10 days to recover. ...Read more
From your description, this may be an influenza infection, or another respiratory infection. Your PCP may screen you for the flu and start Tamiflu (oseltamivir) within 48 hrs as indicated. A strep screen may also be performed at the same time.
Typically viral illness self resolve within 10 days. ...Read more
I am experiencing headaches, sore throat, nasal decongestion/drainage, (mostly) dry cough, very mild nausea, complete lack of appetite, but no fever or body aches. Do I possibly have the flu or pneumonia?
Flu: Flu can cause this. If it persists for more than a couple of days, you should consult your doctor. ...Read more
Whole body aches have dry cough and sore glands in neck and back of head and do not have appetite and I feel tired.
My throat is getting more painful&im having a really bad dry cough. Antitussives not working. Could not sleep due to cough. Already been to gp last saturday. No more body aches&chills this time. Just feeling generally unwell due to very sore throat?
Doctor can recheck: Throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges, and acetaminophen or Motrin, can help decrease pain. ...Read more
Today I woke up with a tight dry cough and a horrible taste in my mouth now my whole upper back hurts like body ache and headache what can I do?
Acid Reflux: Your symptoms are Classical symptom suggestive of GastroEsophageal acid reflux and when you lie flat at night the acid can come up to the back of throat and make you cough.Pain and hurt in the back can be caused by the cough. Have you had any past symptoms of acid reflux like heartburn at times after eating a big fatty meal, orange juice, alcohol etc. I suggest you get it checked by your Doctor ...Read more
I had cold and sore throat 4 days ago. I started having a dry cough yesterday and chest pain. I'm feeling tired and I'm having body ache. Common cold?
What is this - jetlag, sneezing, itchy throat, dry cough, chills, temp is 37C, sore scalp, nasal drip, a lil fatigue, loose stool, no body pain?
I have a sore throat, dry cough, fatigue, sometimes runny nose and body aches. Is this a cold, flu, or upper respiratory infection?
Face hot, no fever. Back of neck sore. 3 small headaches in the length of 1 month. Dry cough. Little mucus.
I have been sick since sunday with dry cough aches pairs dizziness lack of appetite head and back pain. On and off with a fever over 101 and finally a?
I have a sore throat (very painful on one side, dry cough, spasms and intermittent fever). I feel OK but not 100%?
Give it time: Sounds like a painful, but typical upper respiratory tract infection which is self limited. Give it a little time to completely normalize and you should do well. ...Read more
Hello, I have dry cough, itchy throat and gagging cough. No sickness or aches or fever. Had the cough for 2 months now. Once in a while hoarse voice?
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Strep? Dry cough, irritated red throat, no pain just dull ache and no fever. Been like this since Sunday.
Difficulty breathing, dry cough, fever and now a sore throat. What is this? And what medicine should I take or any home remedies that would help?
Is very common disease caused by cold or upper respiratory infection. Usually improves without complications in a week, but the cough can last for several weeks.
If the condition accompanied by wheezing or shortness of breath, fever over 100.5 f, interferes with your sleep, see your pcp for further investigation. ...Read more
My son has had a sore neck and throat for 5 days now. He has loud, dry cough as well. He complains of dizziness when he gets up to quickly. No fever?
Needs to be seen: Kindly see his pediatrician / doctor, your description warrants professional evaluation ...Read more
I got a bad flu last year and now every time I am exposed to smoke, I get a sore throat, thick glair, dry cough and sometimes fever. What could it be?
Sinusitis: This could be an indication for a sinus infection either viral or bacterial-cannot say. You should see your doctor who can best determine what is going on and give you the appropriate medication. ...Read more
Dry cough lasting a week, and now on and off sore throat, painful swallow, no red in throat. No fever no other symptoms.?
4 yo son recently diagnosis with strep (+ rapid) fever and sore throat are getting better after 24 hrs of abx. No cold symptoms but now has dry cough; related?
Maybe, maybe not.: Typically strep throat alone rarely produces cough--there is almost always something else involved when a cough joins an infected throat such an a sinus infection or 2nd illness (not previously appreciated until the strep begins to improve) such as mycoplasma. The antibiotic for strep will not treat mycoplasma infection; therefore, the best advice is to call your md noting this change in symptoms. ...Read more
How long should I wait to go to the doctor with a persistent dry cough, sore throat, and low grade fever? It's been about a week.
I think this depends on what type of doctor. From your symptoms the odds are very high that this is a viral infection. Research studies show that antibiotics are likely to do more harm than good. However, herbs, homeopathic medicines and acupuncture may help so if your Dr. Offers these it would help to go. I advise trying Umcka, available at health food stores. See
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Woke up with a sore throat and dry cough (no phlegm.) no fever. 4 days later, sore throat coughing up thick green phlegm. No congestion and no fever!
I have green mucus drainage (one side only), with a sore throat, headaches, exhaustion and dry cough. No fever.
Found a bit of blood in my mucus, is this normal? I've had a cold or flu for about 5 days now. Symptoms include sore throat, dry cough, minor fever.
Mgt/workup: Sometimes during a viral illness there can be bleeding from small vessels which lining the nose, throat and airways. The blood may be from the uppper airway rather than the lungs. If it continues or increases, please have a medical evaluation and TB testing. Nasal saline, gentle nasal rinse and throat lozenges may alleviate the symptoms. ...Read more