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Doctor insights on: Flu Like Symptoms But No Flu

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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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What causes transient flu-like symptoms rather than flu itself? An infection in body?

What causes transient flu-like symptoms rather than flu itself? An infection in body?

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

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How likely is it to develop flu-like symptoms from the flu vaccine?

How likely is it to develop flu-like symptoms from the flu vaccine?

...: 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

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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?

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

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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.

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.

Sounds like: you may have Flu.....contact your OB-GYN and make sure he/shew is comfortable with the use of Tamaflu ( Your FLU shot is not 100% effective this year with some strains!!
You better give your Doctor a "heads up"
PS The Baby will be fine as long as you are! ...Read more

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Flu like symptoms after flu vaccine. Is this contagious?

Flu like symptoms after flu vaccine. Is this contagious?

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

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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

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

Not flu: Flu season is over and it is not likely that you suffer from influenza or flu. However, your symptoms are suggesting a viral infection and I suggest seeing your physician for further testing and recommendations. ...Read more

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What is the difference between having flu-like symptoms and having the actual flu?

What is the difference between having flu-like symptoms and having the actual flu?

Flu-like symptoms: The "flu-like" symptoms of fever and muscles aches can be related to a whole host of things including the early stages of lots of really bad infections. Overall, when occurring in clusters of people during the winter time, it is likely to be influenza. ...Read more

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Feeling sick to stomach all day threw up last night no other flu like symptoms could it possibly be flu or pregnant?

Feeling sick to stomach all day threw up last night no other flu like symptoms could it possibly be flu or pregnant?

Yes: If you don't have a fever, cough or body aches, its probably not influenza. If you also have diarrhea, you probably have gastroenteritis (stomach flu). If your only nauseous and vomiting and having unprotected sex, you may be pregnant. ...Read more

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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

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I have flu like symptoms but no fever?

I have flu like symptoms but no fever?

Go see doctor: It can be other illnesses, medications, or other issues. If it is not resolved by now, you should be seen. ...Read more

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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 ?

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

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If I have flu-like symptoms but high neutrophils and normal lymphocytes should I take antibiotics?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Severe back pain, high WBC count, fatigue, flu like symptoms but not ill. Doctors r/o uti. Whay could it be?

Severe back pain, high WBC count, fatigue, flu like symptoms but not ill. Doctors r/o uti. Whay could it be?

Any number: Of things can cause these symptoms, outside of the urinary tract. Some examples are pelvic infection, abscess, or tumor. Have it checked out. ...Read more

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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 in anus with aldara (imiquimod). I have body aches, and flu like  symptoms but no fever. And my back hurts. Dangerous? Deadly?

Not the warts: Flu like symptoms and back pain might indicate something else going on related to your bowels or kidneys. You should contact your doctor for further evaluation. This does not sound like a drug reaction nor does it sound like it is related to the warts. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Unlikely ( NO ): Imiquimod ( Aldara (imiquimod) ) is a immune response modifier , could be used for genital warts, ( other uses for actinic keratosis , superficial basal cell cancers ) possible may be you are reacting to the medication , speak to your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes flu like symptoms to come and go?

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

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Feelings of flu like symptoms that won't go away?

Appt: More details are needed to better advise.
The peak of the influenza season is gone, but if you have flu like symptoms, it may be possible. There is a test available to confirm the suspected diagnosis.
A virtual appt online:
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What can cause reoccurring flu like symptoms come and go monthly?

What can cause reoccurring flu like symptoms come and go monthly?

Need more info: If you are having unexplained fever, chills, sweats and body aches (assuming unrelated to menses or ovulation) then see md to exclude autoimmune disorder. ...Read more

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What's a way to differentiate between a flu and flu-like symptoms?

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