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Flu Itchy Gums
I had the flu for one week last month and have been coughing ever since. Now its an itchy cough is this normal?
NO: Please ger re-examined and request a chest x-ray. ...Read more
Had flu shot 3 days ago and hours later developed extreme itchiness beneath the jawline. Hasn't gone away since. What is it & should I be worried?
Allergy: Talk to the provider.....if any such problem with other recepiants. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
I currently have the flu, and developed a strange itchy rash on the middle of my chest, what could cause this?
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
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
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?
1. Atorvastatin -- teratogenic agent
2. Cerivastatin -- teratogenic agent
3. Chemical poisoning -- manganese
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
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
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 just got a flu shot three days ago and the injection site is swollen hot itchy and sore is this normal?
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
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
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??
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
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
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
My throat feels itchy not scratchy or painful. I feel that I need to cough to relieve it. Allergies or upcoming cold/flu?
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
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?
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?
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..
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