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Is it normal to have a headache after having fever (38.3c) following stomach flu? Fever has gone down but now has a dull sore headache. Not pregnant

Is it normal to have a headache after having fever (38.3c) following stomach flu? Fever has gone down but now has a dull sore headache. Not pregnant

Yes: Yes it could a sign of dehydration so drink plenty of water and juices or it could a reaction to a low grade fever, take Tylenol (acetaminophen) . Or could be a pressure from sinus congestion take two Benadryl and a Tylenol (acetaminophen) at bed time and follow it with non drowsy allergy sinus medication like Zyrtec, Allegra, or Claritin . Not better make sure to check the BP and make sure it is not elevated and see a doctor ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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Headache and fever after not sleeping for 26 hours. Besides sleeping, what is the best cure?

Headache and fever after not sleeping for 26 hours. Besides sleeping, what is the best cure?

Not a lot.: Hydrate well - at least 8 8 ounce glasses of water on a regular day (more since you have a fever). You need rest. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid's may help with pain. ...Read more

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Why do I have a headache and fever after vaccine?

Why do I have a headache and fever after vaccine?

Not sure: Some vaccines are live organisms which have been attenuated, and may create low grade inflammatory responses with ha and fever. This may also occur due to allergic reactions. The headache may occasionally occur because of anxiety over worry about the reactions to the vaccine. In any event, unless side-effects very severe, the vaccine is of more benefit than risk. ...Read more

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My sister is suffering from severe headache and fever.After performing CT scan on brain they told us there is some swelling on right side.why actually it happens.Is any thing serious ,anything to worry?

My sister is suffering from severe headache and fever.After performing CT scan on brain they told us there is some swelling on right side.why actually it happens.Is any thing serious ,anything to worry?

Maybe important: A CT scan is a good first evaluation, but the details it can provide may be limited. Your doctors probably asked your sister to have an MRI study, based on these preliminary findings. This should help give a better answer. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why does headache cause fever?

It does not: The fever may be a response to a certain pathogen that also causes headaches. The headache itself is a symptom, and fever can be another component symptom. ...Read more

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Hi I have fever, pain headache. Please help?

Hi I have fever, pain headache. Please help?

Go see your doctor: Go to a hospital er if you have to get seen but you need to get seen in order to determine cause of fever & headache. Perhaps it's a benign sinus infection. But it could also be a deadly bacterial meningitis. I can't tell you, much less treat you online. That's why you need to get evaluated in person. ...Read more

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What would cause a fever and an extreme headache?

What would cause a fever and an extreme headache?

Infection: There are several types of infections that could cause a fever and severe headache. They would include influenza, strep throat and possible sinus infections. With those symptoms, it is best to check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting sudden headaches and feel like I have a fever?

Why do I keep getting sudden headaches and feel like I have a fever?

Infection: This history is concerning for infection. Fever can often cause headaches. In those over 65 even a low grade fever can represent significant infection. See your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more