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I just am getting over a 3 week flu and still have this itchy dry cough. Is this normal?

I just am getting over a 3 week flu and still have this itchy dry cough. Is this normal?

Yes: For some people the cough may last over a month. If the problem fails to improve or subside after 2 months, a lung function test or chest x-ray may be in order. ...Read more

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Is itchy skin a flu symptom?

Is itchy skin a flu symptom?

Generally not: This is one of those symptoms which can have numerous causes and is impossible to diagnose accurately without a full picture of whatever else is going on. But this does not usually point to influenza. ...Read more

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What could cause a 3yr olds eyes to become very itchy during cold/flu?

What could cause a 3yr olds eyes to become very itchy during cold/flu?

Eye secretions: Colds tend to clog up the tear drainage from the eye and cause stagnation on the eye surface of material likely to be irritative and itchy. Keep the eyes clean and keep the child well hydrated and warm. This should pass quicikly. Unless the eyes are red you can self manage this. ...Read more

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I believe I have the flu but I'm developing these pink circles, like a rash. Mildly itchy?

I believe I have the flu but I'm developing these pink circles, like a rash. Mildly itchy?

Viral Rash: Viral rashes are quite common, but it is not a symptom of influenza infection. Likely you have another viral infection. ...Read more

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Had flu symptoms for five days now have itchy rash on the tops of thighs?

Had flu symptoms for five days now have itchy rash on the tops of thighs?

Infection related: It is not uncommon to develop hive-like rashes in association with viral illness and even strep infections. As the infection resolves or is treated, so will the rash. These rashes are more common in children. The location being the tops of the thighs in curious. Take a photo to show your doctor. Follow the progression and if not better, see dermatologist. ...Read more

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I don't know if I have cold or flu. My ears feel itchy inside. Is this normal?

I don't know if I have cold or flu. My ears feel itchy inside. Is this normal?

Flu vs cold: In general, the flu will cause you to feel more ill than a cold will. Flu sxs can include fever, chills, marked aching of muscles and joints ; significant fatigue (if these symptoms did occur with a common cold they would usually be less intense). Colds tend to lead to more nasal congestion than the flu. ...Read more

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Got a flu shot at rite aid and it is red swollen itchy and painful. Is this normal?

Got a flu shot at rite aid and it is red swollen itchy and painful. Is this normal?

Possibly: Pain, redness and some swelling at the vaccination site can be a side effect of a vaccination. If it persists and does not improve, it is recommended that you have your physician have a look. ...Read more

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I received the flu shot friday morning and my arm is still swollen, red and itchy should I be concerned?

I received the flu shot friday morning and my arm is still swollen, red and itchy should I be concerned?

Allergy: To the base or carrier of the medicine component itself is possible. If the area becomes swollen like infected, you get fever, it is painful, the possibility of infection in the injection site is possible. You can use antihistamine and cold compress to the are for now and observe. ...Read more

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Hi, I just got over a flu/cold and my lungs have been so itch before and after I was sick. Any reason why my lungs are so itchy. I'm on an inhaler now.

Hi, I just got over a flu/cold and my lungs have been so itch before and after I was sick. Any reason why my lungs are so itchy. I'm on an inhaler now.

Possible asthma: You may benefit from pulmonary function testing and a short burst of steroid therapy if you are asthmatic. Please contact your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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I have a painful, itchy rash on my arm after I got my flu shot. What should I do?

I have a painful, itchy rash on my arm after I got my flu shot. What should I do?

Ice: If at your injection site, ice, benadryl (diphenhydramine) and let your doctor know. If it is all over the place consider getting checked out sooner for a serious allergic reaction. ...Read more

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I got my flu shot yesterday and IV been very itchy mostly on my stomach is it a common symptom?

I got my flu shot yesterday and IV been very itchy mostly on my stomach is it a common symptom?

Itching: Itching is not a common symptom of a flu shot. You may be having an adverse reaction to the shot. For now take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to stop the itching. If itching gets worse see your doctor or go to the er. ...Read more

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I currently have the flu, and developed a strange itchy rash on the middle of my chest, what could cause this?

I currently have the flu, and developed a strange itchy rash on the middle of my chest, what could cause this?

Mgt: Viral illnesses may be associated with a rash. Other causes include allergy reactions, for example to medication. If there are blisters, open sores or discharge, bleeding, please see your PCP.
I would advise taking an anti histamine, but if it persists please be seen. ...Read more

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I have persistent itchy cough for a week now. I don't smoke and I just had a flu last week. I think its due to allergy, but how do I get rid of it?

I have persistent itchy cough for a week now. I don't smoke and I just had a flu last week. I think its due to allergy, but how do I get rid of it?

Not uncommon: It is not uncommon to have a dry cough for several weeks after contracting flu. However this also raises the red flag that you may have a mild case of asthma which needs to be ruled out if the cough lasts > a month. Try honey in tea first but a cough suppressant may be considered if it is keeping you awake. If fever >102 or discolored sputum develops, need to rule out pneumonia. ...Read more

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What are some causes for symptoms of itchy lungs/rib cage sensation on the inside?? Not external : (I noticed that it only happens when I have the flu

What are some causes for symptoms of itchy lungs/rib cage sensation on the inside?? Not external : (I noticed that it only happens when I have the flu

Allergies/reaction: This sensation of itchiness can be caused by allergies. If it is only happening when you have the flu then it is probably caused by your bodies reaction to the infection. When we get infected our immune system sends out cells that release substances to rid us of the infection. Sometimes these substances cause inflammation and itchiness as part of the healing process. ...Read more

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I have developed itchy and burning skin whole body from 1 week when scratch blisters r formed which go away after 5 minutea and now u have flu as well?

I have developed itchy and burning skin whole body from 1 week when scratch blisters r formed which go away after 5 minutea and now u have flu as well?

Long list: 1. Atorvastatin -- teratogenic agent
2. Cerivastatin -- teratogenic agent
3. Chemical poisoning -- manganese
4. Chickenpox
5. Classical hodgkin disease
6. Hodgkin's disease
7. Hodgkin's disease, adult
8. Hodgkin's disease, childhood
9. Hodgkin's disease, nodular sclerosis
10. Lamictal -- teratogenic agent
11. Lamotrigine -- teratogenic agent
12. Leukemia
13. Lipobay -- teratogenic agent
if you go to right diagnosis. Com and I will send you the link for that, will find a total of 23 diagnostic possibilities for this combination. As you can see the list is serious. I would recommend that you be seen by a physician within the next 24 hours. Ich schicke ihnen meine herzlichsten glückwünsche und ich hoffe das alles sehr gut geht. Go to www. Rightdiagnosis. Com and type in flu and itching. ...Read more

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I received the flu shot Monday afternoon. I didn’t feel any pain or soreness. 4 days after redness, itchiness, and bumps appear for the first time at injection site. Is this normal? Also the placement of shot seemed a little further back then Usual.

I received the flu shot Monday afternoon. I didn’t feel any pain or soreness. 4 days after redness, itchiness, and bumps appear for the first time at injection site. Is this normal? Also the placement of shot seemed a little further back then Usual.

Not uncommon: This is not totally unexpected and perhaps reflects that you may have some antibody left over from previous immunizations or infection. If this bothers you a lot, try taking an NSAID +/- topical cortisone cream. ...Read more

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I just got a flu shot three days ago and the injection site is swollen hot itchy and sore is this normal?

I just got a flu shot three days ago and the injection site is swollen hot itchy and sore is this normal?

Yes: Any vaccine can cause swelling and soreness at the injection site. Tyleno or advil (ibuprofen) may help but it should go away in a few days. ...Read more

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Feels itchy heart shooting to thru the back I had flu last week and pleghm is continous til now and and did not got to clinic since I dontvhave fever?

Feels itchy heart shooting to thru the back I had flu last week and pleghm is continous til now and and did not got to clinic since I dontvhave fever?

Secondary infection.: Viral respiratory infections produce a lot of mucus, which is a magnet for germs. This is why you may have a secondary infection with a bacteria, later in the course of the virus. Also, OTC cough & cold meds prolong symptoms & may increase chance of secondary bacterial infections. Get checked, you may now need antibiotics. Fragrances & aerosols are as bad as second-hand smoke, stop them when sick ...Read more

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Hard knots in both clavicles red itchy skin flu like symptoms but no flu or injury getting bigger?

Hard knots in both clavicles red itchy skin flu like symptoms but no flu or injury getting bigger?

See a doctor: With flu like symptoms and a rash, I would seek urgent evaluation. I would at least call your doctor or go to an Urgent Care center. When you say 'flu like' -those symptoms can include fever--so that is what has raised my alarm. There must be more to your history to help figure this out. Because symptoms seem to be progressing I would not waste time. ...Read more

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My friend has had flu type b for little over week. No better. Now has itchy fiery red rash back of neck & behind ears. What could this be??

My friend has had flu type b for little over week. No better. Now has itchy fiery red rash back of neck & behind ears. What could this be??

Need appointment: Unable to DX a rash without an exam.
Your friend needs to be seen by DR, have exam and then an answer will be made. ...Read more

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I had the shingles shot in sept this year, followed by the flu shot in oct. In mid nov I devoloped an itchy body rash that blistered over. Why?

I had the shingles shot in sept this year, followed by the flu shot in oct. In mid nov I devoloped an itchy body rash that blistered over. Why?

? strress: From the shots. See your doctor who gave them. Many people, even some doctors, do not realize how stressful a vaccinaion is. We dose them out as though there were no side effects to be expected. ...Read more

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Stuffy nose, itchy & runny after waking up, sneezing. Blowing nose helps. 2 prick tests negative. Smells trigger sneezing. Began after flu 6 yrs ago.

Stuffy nose, itchy & runny after waking up, sneezing. Blowing nose helps. 2 prick tests negative. Smells trigger sneezing. Began after flu 6 yrs ago.

Nonallergic Rhinitis: With negative skin prick tests you are likely suffering from non-allergic rhinitis. Compared to allergic rhinitis, this condition has a later age of onset, prominent nasal congestion, and triggers including strong scents/odors, changes in weather, cleaning products, and cigarette smoke. Antihistamine nasal sprays like azelastine, sinus rinses, and chlorpheniramine are effective. ...Read more

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My throat feels itchy not scratchy or painful. I feel that I need to cough to relieve it. Allergies or upcoming cold/flu?

My throat feels itchy not scratchy or painful. I feel that I need to cough to relieve it. Allergies or upcoming cold/flu?

Probably allergy: Since cold/flu is not associated with itching. There is a condition known as pollen-fruit or oral allergy syndrome wherein one gets itching mouth/throat from eating certain fruits due to cross-reaction with pollen allergy. Apple, banana, melon, avocado are the more common culprits.
Most, if not all, patients with this issue also suffer from hay fever and/or asthma. ...Read more

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After having the flu, I began to notice the need to clear my throat often. Feels itchy, phlegmlike on back of throat. What is this likely?

After having the flu, I began to notice the need to clear my throat often. Feels itchy, phlegmlike on back of throat. What is this likely?

Post flu: Dry throat or congestion could result after flu. Also post flu people can develop pneumonia. Drinking plenty of warm fluids if symptom persist seek medical evaluation by your pcp. ...Read more

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Rash like erythema migrans on 10-yo face, but itchy, no known tick, & nothing flu-like. Saw dr who guessed random bite. No rx. 2nd opinions, please?

Rash: I'm afraid- rash - can only be diagnosed after seeing it and feeling it. You will have to rely on your md's opinion. For second opinion, you need to take your child to see another md. ...Read more

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I have flu like symptoms and itchy skin all over...I suffer from eczema in patches but this itching is different its all over and I am getting hives..

Likely allergic: Urticaria or allergy causing itching all over with wattery nasal discharge & even feeling warm but an immunological reaction from your eczema; systemic reaction is posible.
Get an allergist to see you. ...Read more

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I have a bad flu, UTI and an itchy red swollen bottom inner eyelid?! is this some sort of infection? No pain, just itchy. What is it and what should I do?

I have a bad flu, UTI and an itchy red swollen bottom inner eyelid?! is this some sort of infection? No pain, just itchy. What is it and what should I do?

Viral conjunctivitis: Is the most likely cause of your symptoms. The flu virus got into your eyes. If your vision is not affected then just keep the eyes clean and comfortable with chilled artificial tears (but not "get the red out" drops). Change your pillowcase and towels frequently and wash your hands often since you are contagious until the redness is gone. ...Read more