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Flu Symptoms Jaw Pain
I began flu symptoms 5 days ago. This morning woke up with visible lump on neck below jaw line to the right of adam's apple. Why is that?
Neck lump: This probably represents an enlarged lymph node in response to a recent viral infection. If this does not resolve within a week or so you should see your physician. ...Read more
I have flu symptoms and my head seems to be in the floating I feel like I'm still moving whilst I'm stationary. Is this normal?
Can hving flu, can flu symptoms come and go over a few weeks? Does your head feel like smthing is humming inside it with blokd like ears? Dizy tired head
I've had a tender sore feeling on the outside of my head and face on 1 sidewhen I touch it with slight headache and my eye stings no flu symptoms?
I had flu symptoms for 3 days. I started to feel better and went back to busy schedule for 2 days now have bad sore throat and heavy pressure in head?
I'm 38 weeks pregnant and having flu symptoms my head hurts my whole body hurts im throwing up and having chills what does this mean?
I have had flu jag in october, but still getting very strong flu symptoms, shivering, sweating, sore throat, sore head and sore mussels?
May have the flu: Flu vaccine is only 60 -70% effective in preventing the illness. May well reduce severity in many of remaining 30 - 40%. Never-the-less worth having it every year, specially as we grow older. ...Read more
I have flu symptoms - started 4 days ago with sore throat, now got blocked runny nose, cough and nausea. Noticed I have a lump on top of my head?
Hi I just got over the stomach flu and have been experiencing chest, throat and jaw pain. I was wondering what it could be? I don't want to worry, but
Pain: Have you been vomiting? Do you have have a smoking history. Most likely from flu but consult with us to be sure all is ok. ...Read more
3 days flu, sore throat, body aches. Felt better, now temp 37.5, 24 hr worsening headache, severe ear and jaw pain, pain meds don't work. What cud be?
Sinusitis or Otitis?: It is not uncommon to develop a bacterial sinusitis or otitis media infection after initially developing a viral syndrome. Usually the viral symptoms begin to improve, then a secondary bacterial infection ensues. Seek medical attention to be evaluated to determine if you have a sinus or ear infection or other etiology for your symptoms, and to determine if you would benefit from antibiotics. ...Read more
My MS treatment Ocrevus kills off my CD20 positive B lymphocytes. I’m so worried about getting sick. I have a nagging flu symptoms for a week +?
Can be a cause but!:
There can also be other causes. It is best to discuss with your physician.
This is a great drug and it can control your MS but you need guidance to take it safely. It is an immunosupressent and infection can be a risk.
We used the same drug in studies for Rheumatoid Arthritis and it did great but we do not have it availble for RA unfortunately ...Read more
Rest with the flu: Fluids, rest and analgesics (motrin, tylenol, (acetaminophen) etc) are the cornerstones of treating influenza. You will generally feel as if you were run over by truck for sevral days and then be on the mend. If the symptoms persist, you may be suffering from one of the complications and you should see your doctor asap! ...Read more
It can help!: A standardized elderberry concentrate (sambuchol) inhibited replication of parainfluenza type a & b: http://tinyurl. Com/le3y9ua and http://tinyurl. Com/m2jp8dv it may act against other respiratory pathogens as well. Http://tinyurl. Com/a9lxf8k in another study, flu symptoms were relieved in 4 days less when using 15ml elderberry syrup 4 times/day: http://tinyurl. Com/m2jp8dv. ...Read more
Colds vs flu: Common colds and mild influenza can look very similar. Though both often present with runny nose, cough, sore throat, and fever, the flu is typically more severe, and associated with more fatigue, and often body aches. Unlike a cold, it can also become much more severe. See a doctor if you think your child has the flu, particularly if they have a chronic condition such as asthma or heart disease. ...Read more
Osillococcinum: This is a homeopathic remedy and I am unaware of its efficacy. ...Read more
Very similar: Difficult to differentiate cold from flu symptoms. Symptoms are essentially the same. Both are caused by viruses and usually resolve within 7-10 days. ...Read more
Remedies: Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a netti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Rest! ...Read more
Viral rash: Sounds like a viral rash, no need to worry to much, . ...Read more
GI vs respiratory:
Flu symptoms are usually due to damage to the upper airways and lungs, like, runny nose, fever, aches, cough, difficulty breathing. Food poisoning usually causes stomach ache, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. See this for flu symptoms. Food poisoning is much more variable.
http://www. Webmd. Com/cold-and-flu/flu-guide/flu-symptoms-types. ...Read more
Geodon (Ziprasidone): And withdrawal from Geodon (ziprasidone) may cause flu-like symptoms, though rare. Ziprasidone should be taken with food (at least 500 kcal, irrespective of fat content) for optimal and reproducible bioavailability of the administered dose. Otherwise daily levels may fluctuate. Side effects should gradually diminish. If not and intolerable, consult your prescriber. Best regards for relief. ...Read more
Not easy: Bed rest, fluids, anti-inflammatory meds, hugging and generally doing your best to minimize discomfort until the disease runs its course. They will get better, but be on the alert for potential complications, and with any significant worsening of symptoms, see a doctor asap. ...Read more