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Hay Fever Chills
Pneumonia, bronchitis or flu shortness of breath. Coughing, wheezing, chills, fever, bodyaches, headache
Hello. : Hello. Can not distinguish between these three diagnoses based on this information. You will need a medical history, a physical examination to include auscultation of your lungs and you might need a chest xray as well. They will probably check your blood oxygen level and may also do some lab tests. Would play it safe and get evaluated at the emergency room, as there is a possibility that you could have pneumonia. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a doctor: If you're feeling chest pain, having trouble breathing or feeling short of breath, you should see a doctor immediately and not wait until your doctor's office opens tomorrow. This could be something viral, but bacterial pneumonia is still very possible, especially if you have a Hx of recurrent pneumonia. If you're concerned, don't wait to seek treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Viral illness signs: You seem to be having symptoms of a viral infection. Please drink plenty of fluids. Monitor for high temperatures, take Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin as needed. You may use over the counter anti allergy medication like plain Zyrtec or claritin to help with congestion and watering in the eyes. Please follow up with your PCP if you get persistent high temperatures or if symptoms last longer than 7 to 10 days. ...Read more
Possibly virus: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more
INFLUENZA A signs: These are signs of influenza: fever/chills/aches/headache and cough. Influenza a is epidemic right now. In the northwest influenza a began 2 weeks ago and dozens of cases came through my office (mostly children) last week. So take tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain/fever and push fluids and get rest! if you have a 'stiff neck' --consider meningitis (viral or bacterial) and get seen right away! hang in there! ...Read more
May be influenza: Although not the season for the flu, the description of the symptoms are fairly typical for viral infection. Assuming that you are otherwise healthy and not exposed to other infectious agents or traveled outside of the US recently, these symptoms usually will pass in a week. Meanwhile, drink plenty of fluids, take tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever and aches and stay in bed. If anything gets worse, see your MD ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chest conjestion cough dry stuffy nose pounding headache dry eyes dizzy spells nausea No fever or chills cold flu or allergies?
See doctor: You did not mention how long these symptoms have been present. If just for a few days, it may just be from a viral infection. If longer than that or getting worse, you need to see your doctor. ...Read more
Diarrhea, sore throat, congestion, cough, high fever which is now a low grade fever with sweating, headache. Flu or upper respitory tract infection?
Quick onset-severe body aches fever headache. No cough/sore thrt/congestion. Fever 101-102.5. Slight vomiting yest but no real stomach discomfort?
Possible influenza: Your symptoms sound very suspicious for influenza, and since it is epidemic around the country right now, that takes it to the top of the list. It is not unusual for symptoms to persist for up to 10 days. If you are past the first couple of days, there are no meds that are going to do much to shorten that duration. Take Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen) for body aches, listen to your body and get extra rest. ...Read more