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Just started exercising for first time ever - and experience headache after. Getting over the flu and still congested. Worry?

Just started exercising for first time ever - and experience headache after. Getting over the flu and still congested. Worry?

No: Exercising with a head full of congestion would likely cause a headache in almost anyone. You should feel better as your cold improves. Don't exercise so strenuously until you feel better! ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Flu (Definition)

The flu, otherwise known as influenza, is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, runny nose, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, and coughing. Children with the flu often have nausea and vomiting as well. Some strains of the flu are preventable by getting a yearly flu ...Read more


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What medicine is best for headache and flu?

What medicine is best for headache and flu?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) maybe: If the headache is from fever than tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen may help. If the headache is from the flu then rest and fluids will help. Elderberry can help with the flu as well. The medication tamiflu is also used for flu symptoms and you would need to see your doctor for a presciption. Homeopathic remedies for the flu also include bryonia and gelsemium. ...Read more

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I got flu and headache. What are your suggestions?

I got flu and headache. What are your suggestions?

Flu: If you have the flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid’s. Rest a lot! in some situations antiviral medications (tamiflu, relenza, flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. ...Read more

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How could i tell if I have flu if i never get any temperature or headaches?

Muscle pain: Aches and pains, lethargy may occur after flu epidemics some people who never had symptoms test positive for having had the flu then again, maybe you don't have the flu if uncertain talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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I have been flu for almost 5 days and headache for 3 days. is it maybe i last of sleep? because i sleep very late. is it the cause of it?

I have been flu for almost 5 days and headache for 3 days. is it maybe i last of sleep? because i sleep very late. is it the cause of it?

Viral illness: When one suffers from viral illness all these symptoms are possible. You should rest cognitively and physically. Drink plenty of water, eat regularly despite not feeling well. Avoid caffeine. Take Tylenol (acetaminophen) to control the fever. If not on the mend by 7 days or any worsening of the symptoms, you should see your physician. ...Read more

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I'm having headaches and bodyaches all the sudden. I feel like I have the flu. What's going on?

I'm having headaches and bodyaches all the sudden. I feel like I have the flu. What's going on?

Need more info: Without knowing all of your symptoms and doing and examination it is impossible to know what is going on. It is like saying to mechanic my car shakes and gets hot what is it. Go get examined. ...Read more

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Can the flu shot cause a headache?

Yes it could: The flu shot has fragments of the h1n1 virus that caused the 2010 pandemic, and is known to produce a robust immune response. In certain cases, it may cause a headache which should go away. If your headache worsens where you feel extremely ill, begin to have neck pain or become confused, it may be something other than the flu shot- see your doctor if this is the case. ...Read more

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Is it common to have a bad headache with the flu?

Is it common to have a bad headache with the flu?

Influenza: Yes, severe headaches may occur, but the headache might also be due to other causes. If it continues unabated as your influenza is resolving definitely 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