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Dry Cough Fever Body Aches
Possible influenza: Your symptoms sound very suspicious for influenza, and since it is epidemic around the country right now, that takes it to the top of the list. It is not unusual for symptoms to persist for up to 10 days. If you are past the first couple of days, there are no meds that are going to do much to shorten that duration. Take Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen) for body aches, listen to your body and get extra rest. ...Read more
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
Dry cough, chest pain, sore throat, stuffy nose, sneezing, headache, fatigue, nausea, low appetite, body aches all over, low grade fever.
Seasonal flu: Seasonal flu it is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. If there is no improvement or sore throat is severe or lasts longer than another week, or you are getting joint pain; see your pcp for evaluation. Hope it helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Viral illness signs: You seem to be having symptoms of a viral infection. Please drink plenty of fluids. Monitor for high temperatures, take Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin as needed. You may use over the counter anti allergy medication like plain Zyrtec or claritin to help with congestion and watering in the eyes. Please follow up with your PCP if you get persistent high temperatures or if symptoms last longer than 7 to 10 days. ...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
Dry cough with sore throat, body aches, fatigue, nausea but no vomiting, diarrhea, constant headache.
URI or: Could be uri, or something else. See your doctor. ...Read more
Chest conjestion cough dry stuffy nose pounding headache dry eyes dizzy spells nausea No fever or chills cold flu or allergies?
See doctor: You did not mention how long these symptoms have been present. If just for a few days, it may just be from a viral infection. If longer than that or getting worse, you need to see your doctor. ...Read more
Very rough dry cough causing vomiting, sneezing, sore throat, stuffy nose, headache, faitgue, no appetite, 99.5 fever, sweating, chest pain?
Many issues: You want to see your doc to have it fixed. Too many issues to wait. NO reason to not see your doc. ...Read more
Bad cough hurts chest to cough diarrhea stomach pain cold chills through body but body temperature is hot ?
Likely bronchitis...: Your symptoms sound like acute bronchitis. If there is no significant fever, it is likely due to a virus so antibiotics are ineffective. This could also be the flu, which is also due to a virus. Trestment is aimed at relieving symptoms while the virus runs its course in a few days. See your doctor if symptoms worsen or you experience shortness of breath. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sore throat. Fever. Chest/throat congestion. Coughs. Stuffed nose. Chills. Body aches? What is this? Home remedies?
Productive cough has turned into dry cough. Fever of 101.6 at its highest, comes down with tylenol (acetaminophen). Sneezing, headache, body aches, chills. Pneumonia?
Cough ; fever: This time of year and those symptoms are screaming influenza. Did you get flu shot this year? If it's in the first 2 days of the illness, try to get in to doc as there is an anti-flu medication that can be given as long as you do it early. If it's been longer, then fluids, rest. Pneumonia is a possibility, but usually not body aches/headache with that. If short of breath, painful breath, see doc! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many conditions: 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
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
There is a lot: Of possibilities with those symptoms and the winter weather is not helping. You may have sinus infection throat infection, allergies .Flu or just a viral illness. Best to see your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment before it gets complicated. Still proper diet, plenty of liquids and bed rest is very important. ...Read more
Queasy, acid like feeling in throat, low fever, body aches, cough, congestion yet running nose, no appetite, headache, fatigue, sore throat?
A viral: syndrome, just wait it outGet a more detailed answer ›
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