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Temp 102 , sore throat, aches, chills and fatigue. Started yesterday with sore throat and cough. I feel like it's the flu but test was neg. what is it?

Temp 102 , sore throat, aches, chills and fatigue. Started yesterday with sore throat and cough. I feel like it's the flu but test was neg. what is it?

A false neg test!: Sometimes, the test kit is inaccurate, despite a "duck looking, squawking and smelling like a duck". Testing for the flu using "rapid" methods, can be notoriously inaccurate- 40% or more samples from pts that actually have flu, can have "negative" test results. Otherwise, depending on your situation, other viral infections such as HIV, are possible. ...Read more

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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Symptoms...Chills, hot skin, fatigue, aching muscles, loss of appetite and headaches. I often wake up with a blocked nose. Please help?

Symptoms...Chills, hot skin, fatigue, aching muscles, loss of appetite and headaches. I often wake up with a blocked nose. Please help?

See a doctor: These symptoms are generally a result of some ongoing infection, often viral, and suggest a mononucleosis-like syndrome which can be due to ebv or other pathogens. The only way to get this successfully diagnosed is to see a doctor face to face and be examined and managed professionally. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there such thing as a very mild case of the flu? I have cold chills, feel hot but no fever, my muscles are sore, and I feel weak. No other symptoms

Is there such thing as a very mild case of the flu? I have cold chills, feel hot but no fever, my muscles are sore, and I feel weak. No other symptoms

Viral illness: Do not know whether or not this is influenza, but different people react differently to infections. If you had been vaccinated and then got influenza you might get a milder case than your average non-immunized cohort. Hope you get better soon. ...Read more

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28 y/o Deep sore throat, painful swallow, fatigue, fever, chills for 4 days now.

28 y/o 

Deep sore throat, painful swallow, fatigue, fever, chills for 4 days now.

See a Doc ASAP: You need to be seen by a doc ASAP to diagnose your problem and have the appropriate treatment prescribed. ...Read more

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Really bad chills. Sore throat body and muscle weakness been about 40 hours. No fever?

Really bad chills. Sore throat body and muscle weakness been about 40 hours. No fever?

Doctor can evaluate: 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 (but they wouldn't cause chills). A person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). ...Read more

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I started having the chills, fatigue, body aches, sore throat, and fever. The back of my neck has been hurting very bad. Could I have mono?

I started having the chills, fatigue, body aches, sore throat, and fever. The back of my neck has been hurting very bad. Could I have mono?

Possibly: Since you are running a fever and are in general not feeling well. I recommend that you go to your family doctor or to a walk-in clinic. You should have your diagnosis confirmed. Having a stiff neck can be part of mono but it could also be part of something more serious and i think that you should definitely be checked out by a medical professional this morning. ...Read more

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Periodic body aches/muscle pain, sore neck glands, fatigue x 3 months, no fever. Mom has Sjogrens. Mono/strep negative. Last week stiff neck x 1 day?

Need more informati: We need more information. Ask your physicain to evaluate you. There are a lot of possibilites but we need laboratory and history and physical data that your physician will do. ...Read more

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Sneezing, brain fog, itchy watery eyes for 3 wks. Now sore muscles, fatigue and weakness. No fever. Sometimes when I sniffle, bad odor. Clear mucus?

Sneezing, brain fog, itchy watery eyes for 3 wks. Now sore muscles, fatigue and weakness. No fever. Sometimes when I sniffle, bad odor. Clear mucus?

Sounds like hay feve: sounds like hay fever. Is this first time or you get these symptoms in this season. May try OTC antihist like Claritin (loratadine). If this does not help see allergist to treat the cause. To learn about treating causes visit us at www.ehacstl.com ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever = elevated body temperature (can be ...Read more