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Suffering from sore throat fever and body ache?

Suffering from sore throat fever and body ache?

Sick: Sore throat with fever and generalized body aching - would be best to get a strepth throat test/ see medical. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications.
Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.
Hydrate well. ...Read more

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It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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What to do if I have bad body ache, fever, headache, and a minor sore throat. What is wrong with me?

What to do if I have bad body ache, fever, headache, and a minor sore throat. What is wrong with me?

Unclear: Your symptoms sounds rather general... Not very specific. If this is a new issue, sounds like a "cold/flu" type process.

If it's getting worse, or has been going one for more than 7-10 days, would be reasonable to visit your primary care md or local urgent care clinic. ...Read more

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For the past two days I've woken up with a sore throat and an achy body. No sinus congestion or fever. Yesterday I drank lots and took some alieve.

For the past two days I've woken up with a sore throat and an achy body. No sinus congestion or fever. Yesterday I drank lots and took some alieve.

Dr. Can check throat: New 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). A couple days of throat lozenges and tylenol (acetaminophen) can decrease throat pain. ...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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I have cough, sore throat, body ache and chills at night but have no fever and when I wake up in the morning, I will feel weak?

I have cough, sore throat, body ache and chills at night but have no fever and when I wake up in the morning, I will feel weak?

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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High fever delirious body ache loss of appetite today sore throat and swollen neck?

High fever delirious body ache loss of appetite today sore throat and swollen neck?

Seek help: Recommend going to ER. Could be serious infection in the throat and there is potential for rapid spread and serious complications. ...Read more

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I have body ache, blocked nose and sore throat. No fever. Do I need to take any medication?

Not necessarily: Under most circumstances somebody with symptoms like this has a viral upper respiratory infection and bed rest and fluids and perhaps nsaids would be used. If you develop fever, get worse, or have further questions, see your family doctor. ...Read more

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Headache, chills, sore throat, fever, tired, body ache, blak out occasionally, lost appetite, been 2 days, stomache pain, vomiting?

Headache, chills, sore throat, fever, tired, body ache, blak out occasionally, lost appetite, been 2 days, stomache pain, vomiting?

Flu symptoms: Sounds like you may have the flu, but see a doctor for a throat culture to rule out strep and to get antiviral medication if you are diagnosed with flu. ...Read more

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Husband has fever hovering in 100-100.5 range, itchy not sore throat, no drainage, no headache but some body ache fatigue. Is this the flu?

Husband has fever hovering in 100-100.5 range, itchy not sore throat, no drainage, no headache but some body ache fatigue. Is this the flu?

May or may not be: The way I treat people is if in doubt and there's no real big detriment to treatment, and most of all if that person benefits from a treatment, I would treat it. Of course, if you go to the er or urgent care, they may be able to do a quick test for the flu and tell you. ...Read more

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Is fever necessary symptom for typhoid? I have body ache, sore throat and fatigue. Dctr said it is typhoid. Bt I have no fever, is it yet typhoid?

Is fever necessary symptom for typhoid? I have body ache, sore throat and fatigue. Dctr said it is typhoid. Bt I have no fever, is it yet typhoid?

Fever necessary: Fever is present typhoid fever. Would be impossible to make a diagnosis of typhoid fever if the only symptoms are
body ache, sore throat and fatigue and no fever. ...Read more

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I had a high fever for 2 days, a sore throat, body & head ache the fever went down & I saw a lump on my neck and it hurts a lot when touch it help me?

I had a high fever for 2 days, a sore throat, body & head ache the fever went down & I saw a lump on my neck and it hurts a lot when touch it help me?

Uri: Sounds like a viral syndrome with muscle aches, pains and sore throat. Fever is common with many viruses. The lump in the neck is a lymph node reacting to the viral infection. It is normal for it to be tender. Give the symptoms time to improve. Take Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen for the tenderness in the lymph mode. Apply heat to the area. If the lymph node does not improve in a month, see an ent. ...Read more

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Flu or other? Started sore throat, sinuses, cough. Now lungs hurt when coughs, body ache, 100 fever, some yellow muc. Takes tyl cold/flu (d) /nyq (eve

Flu or other? Started sore throat, sinuses, cough. Now lungs hurt when coughs, body ache, 100 fever, some yellow muc. Takes tyl cold/flu (d) /nyq (eve

Mgt: It may be the flu caused by influenza virus, or another respiratory viral illness. It is important to rest, stay well hydrated and to monitor your temperature. Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is available to treat influenza.
It is not uncommon to have muscular chest pain with coughing, but if you have any respiratory distress, please go to the ED.
Most viral illnesses improve in a few days. ...Read more

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Hello my symptoms are mild sore throat body ache and chills headache and both ears hurt but no fever? What should I be taking?

Hello my symptoms are mild sore throat body ache and chills headache and both ears hurt but no fever? What should I be taking?

Time to rest: This sounds like a viral syndrome. Motrin and Tylenol (acetaminophen) can help with chills and aches. Zinc lozenges or sprays help shorten the length of the symptoms. Warm fluids soothe the throat. Extra Vit C (1000 mg twice a day) will also decrease the length of time you'll have symptoms. Rest and sleep extra to give your body a chance to fight off the virus. ...Read more

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Woke up this morning sore throat stuffed up nose, cough with green mucus, body ache headache, slight fever. Should I go to dr or stay home and rest?

Woke up this morning sore throat stuffed up nose, cough with green mucus, body ache headache, slight fever. Should I go to dr or stay home and rest?

Viral illness: You either have the common cold or influenza. If the latter, you might benefit by being treated with oseltamivir, but only after seeing a doctor and getting a specific diagnosis. Or you could take otc meds to treat symptoms, stay home, rest, drink lots of fluids and I hope you will be better soon. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the best day & nighttime medicine to give to a 15yr old girl? She has a stuffy, runny nose, achy body, very slight sore throat with no fever.

Allergies: Sounds like she has nasal allergies that are affecting her sleep, she needs a prescription nasal spray, ask her pediatrician or let her be evaluated by an allergist. ...Read more

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5 days sore throat, severe body/joint ache & fever (100-102). Thought it was strep or virus, but today I find a bullseye-like bite on my trunk. Can it be Lyme disease? Is it too early for blood test?

5 days sore throat, severe body/joint ache & fever (100-102). Thought it was strep or virus, but today I find a bullseye-like bite on my trunk. Can it be Lyme disease? Is it too early for blood test?

Epidemiology: When early lyme is suspected, the diagnosis is based on clinical grounds. Taking a picture of the rash & having a doctor examine it before it disappear is advisable. Other things can cause a bulls eye rash such as a fixed drug eruption, southern tick-associated rash illness, etc. Early recognition is very important. Its too early for an antibody blood test. Epidemiology will help your doc answer. ...Read more

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I have cold, running nose, sore throat, slight fever, severe body pain, tiredness, fatigue, head ache, sneezing and cough.

I have cold, running nose, sore throat, slight fever, severe body pain, tiredness, fatigue, head ache, sneezing and cough.

Flu?: It could be influenza, but could also be another viral or bacterial infection. If your symptoms are not improving, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I got sore throat. Feeling feverish and body ache. How to treat it.

I got sore throat. Feeling feverish and body ache. How to treat it.

See below: Most importantly, needs to make sure that it is not streptococcus pharyngitis or influenza infection where specific treatment is available by prescription. Tests are needed to rule out these two infections. If ruled out, then symptomatic treatment is all what you need and available OTC. ...Read more

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No fever but achy and sore throat. Should I go to work?

No fever but achy and sore throat. Should I go to work?

Probably not: You do not want to infect your coworkers. You may be in the very early stages of influenza, in which case you should be checked by a doctor and if positive for flu there is medication, which if taken in first several days of illness can be quite effective in shortening the duration of symptoms. ...Read more

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Question on what you think I could have...I've had a sore throat, aches all over my body, and a light fever.

Question on what you think I could have...I've had a sore throat, aches all over my body, and a light fever.

Could be many things: You're most likely dealing with a viral disease of some sort, which is the most common cause of sore throat and is commonly accompanied by body aches and sometimes mild fever. But if you've been exposed to strep or mononucleosis, you'll need further testing and treatment. These viruses only last about 3-7 days but if it gets worse in that time frame, see your doc. Get rest, drink lots of water/tea ...Read more

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Sore throat, headache, fever and back ache?

Sore throat, headache, fever and back ache?

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

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How can I cure a sore throat, fever and head ache?

How can I cure a sore throat, fever and head ache?

Symptom relief: If you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider & get a streph throat test & culture. Saltwater gargles are very helpful. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle with this several times a day. You can gargle with aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mixture of chamomile tea with honey & a small amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read more

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What to do if I have extreme headache, fever, sore throat, body aches?

What to do if I have extreme headache, fever, sore throat, body aches?

Can't diagnose you: Could be a viral or a bacterial infection. For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Antibiotics are imperative for strep throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. ...Read more

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I had a fever, body aches and a very bad sore throat only one side of throat. Is that flu?

Strep throat?: It could be strep throat or another either bacterial or viral infection. I would recommend a visit with your physician for further evaluation. Generally, there are more symptoms associated with the flu and they are more severe. ...Read more

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