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Flu Like Symptoms But No Flu
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
Mainly immune system: Though direct viral killing can occur, causing some of the sx, in response to infections from viruses, your body produces a lot of different proteins to help signal and coordinate your immune system to fight infection, and to create a hostile environment to the virus. Examples includes interferon alpha/beta- this group of proteins can cause muscle aches, joint pain, and fever. Hope this helps. ...Read more
...: The flu vaccine is well tolerated by most people. It is effective in preventing illness along with good hand hygiene. The centers for disease control is a good reference site to learn more: http://www.Cdc.Gov/flu/protect/keyfacts.Htm http://www.Cdc.Gov/flu/protect/vaccine/index.Htm. ...Read more
Is it true that the flu shot has a lot of mercury in it? Also, any chance it can give you flu like symptoms or the actual flu?
Flu vaccine : Thimerosal is a mercury-based preservative. Some vaccines produced in multi-dose vials, have thimerosal to protect against contamination of the vial. Single-dose units are without thimerosal, because they are opened and used only once. The nasal spray vaccine, is also in single-dose units and doesn't have thimerosal. It's possible to get flu-like symptoms from vaccine, but actual flu is very rare ...Read more
Hard lumps on both clavicles and getting bigger skin is red
at night and recent flu like symptoms. no flu and no injury?
Absolutely need to: get general physical exam and blood work ...Read more
I am 26 weeks pregnant with a 100.1 degree temp, at what temp should I be concerned? I have cold, maybe flu like symptoms, did get a flu shot in Oct.
Depends: If you had the nasal product this is a living virus and you could pass the "vaccine strain" to others.This might produce mild or no symptoms if passed. There is no way that you get or pass the injectable flu vaccine.It is a dead virus.If you had symptoms it is due to a reaction to getting the vaccine, not a flu. ...Read more
Flu like symptoms but I got the flu shot can it still be flu? Swollen lymph nodes in neck and groin also throat hurts really bad
What are the odds you’ll catch avian flu in asia? My friend got sick her last couple of days in asia. She has flu-like symptoms. Could it be avian flu? Should she call her doctor?
Feeling sick to stomach all day threw up last night no other flu like symptoms could it possibly be flu or pregnant?
Hi, happy Christmas! My son's class had the flu nasal spray a couple of weeks ago, except for my son. He developed mild flu-like symptoms. Now I have full blown flu. Is this coincidence or could it be due to the class nasal spray?
Vaccines help: It's possible that because your son (and you) were not immunized, you contracted influenza. However, without confirmation of this diagnosis, it would just be conjecture. Many health authorities recommend immunization against the flu because it can actually be severe and cause hospitalization and/or death. Good to talk to an ID doc or someone who 'knows' the flu to get the best perspective on this. ...Read more
Whats a good way nowing that you have HIV /aids ? I mean if you don't now . Couse they say its like flu like symptoms . But what one clue ?
Get an HIV test: The best way to know if you have hiv, the virus that causes aids, is by getting an HIV blood test. While symptoms such as having a flu-like illness may be suggestive of hiv, it is very nonspecific, meaning that it could be just the flu or other types of infections. There is no one symptom that is absolutely suggestive of HIV infection. This is why we recommend that people get tested if concerned. ...Read more
If I have flu-like symptoms but high neutrophils and normal lymphocytes should I take antibiotics?
Need more info: A shift of neutrophils vs lymphocytes can suggest a bacterial vs viral infection, but it is not at all a clear indication that antibiotics are needed. See your clinician for more history and exam, ad possibly more tests defending on symptoms and exam findings. ...Read more
39 weeks flu like symptoms but no fever also body aches all over should I be concerned at all and or go to the er?
Body aches: Unfortunately there is no way to guide you since we don't know anything about you, not even your age or any actual details of symptoms and their duration. If you are concerned called your OB for guidance. ...Read more
Last two weeks I start having runny itching nose with itching eyes and sneezing. With flu like symptoms but without fever.. what's wrong with me?
A cold or URI: Sounds like you have a cold. Colds are generally self limited and will get better with time. Treat the symptoms as best you can with OTC products. ...Read more
Severe back pain, high WBC count, fatigue, flu like symptoms but not ill. Doctors r/o uti. Whay could it be?
Being threated for genital warts. I have body aches ( muscle pains), and flu like symptoms but no fever. Is this a side effect? Dangerous? Deadly?
The last 2 days i have had flu like symptoms but no fever or sore throat just extreme chills so much so that body hurts from all the shaking. Took 5 b?
5B?: I am sorry, can you re-ask. Please also clarify what is meant by 5B. Thanks. ...Read more
Being threated for genital warts in anus with aldara (imiquimod). I have body aches, and flu like symptoms but no fever. And my back hurts. Dangerous? Deadly?
Being threated for genital warts (anus) with aldara (imiquimod). I have muscle pains, and flu like symptoms, but no fever. Can this creme (aldara (imiquimod)) harm me?
Not usually: Even when used properly Aldara (imiquimod) can cause mild problems like inflammation in the treated site. Like any medication, Imiquimod when not used correctly or in sensitive individuals can cause more significant side effects like tenderness, scabbing or as in your case, flu like symptoms. Contact the prescribing physician to determine if it is safe to continue your treatment. ...Read more
Being threated for genital warts (anus) with aldara (imiquimod). I have muscle pains, and flu like symptoms, but no fever. Is this side effects? Dangerous?Deadly?
Sounds uncomfortable: If this is a pattern- would seek medical assessment. Take care. ...Read more
May not be flu: Many illness can have symptoms like having the flu. The real flu typically lasts for 2-3 weeks (though you may feel run down longer). If your symptoms are lasting longer you may want to see a doctor to get a diagnosis. ...Read more
See below: This is a very hard question to answer simply and briefly. There are many types of illnesses that can appear like influenza but are not. For general upper respiratory illnesses vs flu, differences can include extreme malaise and muscle aches for the flu and not for the simply uri. If you have specific concerns, see you doc. ...Read more