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Chronic headaches, pain in my right nasal cannel that shoots through my head. No flu/cold symptoms.?

Chronic headaches, pain in my right nasal cannel that shoots through my head. No flu/cold symptoms.?

Headaches/nasal pain: Difficult to say with limited information. Your headaches need a thorough evaluation and may or may not be associated with nasal pain. A good place to start is likely an ENT evaluation with a thorough nasal exam, endoscopy to look inside. There may be problems like a deviated septum, polyps or other issues. If the headaches are determined to be unassociated, see neurologist to evaluated headaches. ...Read more

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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'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?

Head Ache: Have you had migraine headache before? How old are you? Need to consider arterial inflammation if you have tenderness and headache, if there is any change in vision needs immediate attention. If so go to emergency room. ...Read more

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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'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?

Flu: Sounds lie the flu. Anyone can get the flu even someone who is pregnant. pregnancy does not protect us from common maladies. Make sure you are able to remain hydrated. It will run its course. ...Read more

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I have had flu jag in october, but still getting very strong flu symptoms, shivering, sweating, sore throat, sore head and sore mussels?

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

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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?

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?

URI: Take the usual treatment for a URI. Bed rest, decongestant. Tylenol, Hot tea with honey. The lump may be unrelated. See if it goes away over the next few weeks. If persistent, see your doctor.

Best wishes. ...Read more

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Flu symptoms and white discharge from eye?

Flu symptoms and white discharge from eye?

Not sure pink eye: With flu-like symptoms it's difficult to know whether you will develop a full case of the flu. As a viral infection, influenza may also affect moist mucous membranes of the eye causing discharge. It's contagious so be care full not to spread it around, and to your other eye. Careful cleansing of eyelashes to clean the matter, artificial tear drops, a brief course of a ocular decongestant may help. ...Read more

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No fever or flu symptoms I have red blotches under my skin on face. My face even gets red then goes away. What is this?

No fever or flu symptoms I have red blotches under my skin on face. My face even gets red then goes away. What is this?

Cannot diagnose: Answers on HealthTap aren't intended for individual treatment, prescription or diagnosis. Without being able to obtain a full history and to examine you there is no way in which to know what you have. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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How can flu in an infant be treated? Hi, my baby 2 month-old has been having flu symptoms for 2 days such as stufy nose and dry coughe?

How can flu in an infant be treated? Hi, my baby 2 month-old has been having flu symptoms for 2 days such as stufy nose and dry coughe?

M.D. visit: At this time of year, it may be due to another viral or bacterial illness. There are certain infection that also can be diagnosed at this age, which actually may have been transmitted earlier in life. Monitor the baby's temperature, and it is advisable to call your physician. If the temperature is elevated, then a work up is indicated.
PRMG/Pediatrics, fax 858 259 9689 for review of records. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my side face and chest with flu symptoms any idea what could be I have pics they r circle shaped with red around?

I have a rash on my side face and chest with flu symptoms any idea what could be I have pics they r circle shaped with red around?

Rash: This is probably a viral syndrome that is going to resolve itself. If it persists greater than a week, have the local family doctor check you out. Good luck. ...Read more

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Flu symptoms started 3days ago with a fever of 100.5 and achy body and headache and eyes hurting. Better now by skin still sensitive on back and torso?

Flu symptoms started 3days ago with a fever of 100.5 and achy body and headache and eyes hurting. Better now by skin still sensitive on back and torso?

Plenty of fluids.: The flu is a very uncomfortable and sometimes dangerous condition. Good that you are getting better. Drink fluids, and get rest. I expect that you will be back to normal soon. Make sure you get yearly flu shots, as new flu strains appear from year to year. ...Read more

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I have a runny nose it's clear. I have no other symptoms I feel fine no cold or flu symptoms?

I have a runny nose it's clear. I have no other symptoms I feel fine no cold or flu symptoms?

Rhinitis etiologies: If short time may still be viral. If long term or recurrent consider allergic or chronic non-allergic rhinitis. If recently started a medication such as a beta blocker may be a side effect. ...Read more

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Hi, I think something is really wrong with me, hopefully I'm just being paranoid. I've had cold and flu symptoms, and if I blow my nose, most of is blood. Is this something serious?

Hi, I think something is really wrong with me, hopefully I'm just being paranoid. I've had cold and flu symptoms, and if I blow my nose, most of is blood. Is this something serious?

Possibly: Bleeding can occur when having cold but usually the bleeding is mild. If you have excessive bleeding, then you need further testing for bleeding disorder, nasal problems or even rarely cancer (e.g. Leukemia). I recommend that you get checked and get blood work done soon.. ...Read more

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Cure for flu, symptoms: runny nose fever congested?

It runs it course: Unless you take an antiviral very early on. 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 >. ...Read more

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Had meningitis last year from bad sinuses. Flu symptoms recently, flu swab of nose. Can sticking the swab in nose cause new infection or meningitis?

Had meningitis last year from bad sinuses. Flu symptoms recently, flu swab of nose. Can sticking the swab in nose cause new infection or meningitis?

Flu testing: When handled properly by a medical professional, the swab is taken from a sterile package, inserted to a specific depth, swirled, removed, and placed in a culture tube. When the flu test is performed this way, it should not cause infection.
Of course, if someone drops the swab on the floor first, it could pick up germs which might then cause infection.
I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Painful lymph node on left side, some ear pain when ear is touched. Ear is red. No flu symptoms and no tonsils. X 3 days now. Ear is new?

Painful lymph node on left side, some ear pain when ear is touched. Ear is red. No flu symptoms and no tonsils. X 3 days now. Ear is new?

Cellulitis: This sounds like a soft tissue infection involving the external ear and possibly the external auditory canal. You should be seen as soon as possible by a doctor and have this diagnosed and managed. It can turn very severe quickly if not treated. ...Read more

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A doctor told me yesterday I do have a virus and not the flu. But have flu symptoms. Today, I woke up with my skin (abdominal) feeling numb & that area feeling swollen. I can go back but I'm not sure if this is from the virus I have/getting over.?

A doctor told me yesterday I do have a virus and not the flu. But have flu symptoms. Today, I woke up with my skin (abdominal) feeling numb & that area feeling swollen. I can go back but I'm not sure if this is from the virus I have/getting over.?

Follow UP: Maybe a different doctor would be able to check you out. Sometimes reassurance or in the past 24 hours things may have changed. Follow up with your doctor by phone. If still not feeling better go to Urgent Care or ER. The numbness usually does not go with flu symptoms. Alot more information needed to advise. ...Read more

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I had all the flu symptoms except nausea, and a stuffy/runny nose. I also had frequent urination all in one day. The next morning it was gone. Why?

I had all the flu symptoms except nausea, and a stuffy/runny nose. I also had frequent urination all in one day. The next morning it was gone. Why?

Viral: Responses to viral infections vary greatly among people with some not experiencing any symptoms but others may rarely even die from it. Nausea is not usually associated with the flu which comes each winter however. ...Read more

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My wife is just coming out of the flu symptoms with severe headaches and her right ear is popping with clear fluid discharging?

My wife is just coming out of the flu symptoms with severe headaches and her right ear is popping with clear fluid discharging?

Needs to be seen: It looks like your wife needs to be examined by a physician as soon as possible. If she has high fever, confusion or neck stiffness she probably needs to be seen immediately. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have flu symptoms right before ovulation? I'm feverish, stuffy, runny nose, fatigue, and body aches. It is recurring every month.

Is it normal to have flu symptoms right before ovulation? I'm feverish, stuffy, runny nose, fatigue, and body aches. It is recurring every month.

It is possible: Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) affects most menstruating women to some degree, and can include many different symptoms. PMS symptoms can appear any time in the two weeks prior to menstruation. Some symptoms common to both the flu and PMS include: joint and muscle pain, fatigue and weakness, headaches, chills, irritability and anxiety.
If symptoms recur every month, it is most likely due to PMS. ...Read more

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I have a stubborn friend showing sure signs of jaundice. Yellow eyes, skin, vomiting and other flu symptoms. I say go to er. Am I right?

I have a stubborn friend showing sure signs of jaundice. Yellow eyes, skin, vomiting and other flu symptoms. I say go to er. Am I right?

Jaundiced?: His/her symptoms, when considered together, suggest early onset jaundice due to a liver problem, bile duct/gallbladder problem, or pancreatic disease. This can be serious, may worsen, & deserves urgent physical examination & lab testing. Please get him/her to see a doctor or to present to the emergency room. And absolutely no alcohol. Yes, you're right on the money! ...Read more