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Our 6 year old has a fever for 5 days now with headache and body aches. Is a fever of 102 for 5 days unusual?

Our 6 year old has a fever for 5 days now with headache and body aches. Is a fever of 102 for 5 days unusual?

Needs Exam: It does sound like the flu. Could be a summer enterovirus, or possibly even influenza, it is now November. Push fluids, motrin as needed for headache and body aches. If she has fever in the morning, bring her in for an exam by your pediatrician. After five days, we want to consider alternative diagnoses. Best of luck! ...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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I have scratchy throat, headaches, runny nose, body aches and low fever.

I have scratchy throat, headaches, runny nose, body aches and low fever.

There is a lot: Of possibilities with those symptoms and the winter weather is not helping. You may have sinus infection throat infection, allergies. Flu or just a viral illness. Best to see your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment before it gets complicated. Still proper diet, plenty of liquids and bed rest is very important. ...Read more

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Left a super+ tampon in for 16 hrs. Feeling nauseous & faintish, massive headache, body ache, feels like fever but don't have a way to check. Tss?

Left a super+ tampon in for 16 hrs. Feeling nauseous & faintish, massive headache, body ache, feels like fever but don't have a way to check. Tss?

Fever: You need to be evaluated by a physician with particular emphasis on your temperature and blood pressure. Widening of pulse pressure is one of the early indicators of shock ...Read more

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I have bronchitis symptoms no headache or body ache or fever. Only feel the absolute need to cough maybe 20 times per day. Started 3 days ago.

I have bronchitis symptoms no headache or body ache or fever. Only feel the absolute need to cough maybe 20 times per day. Started 3 days ago.

URI: Cough can be the main symptoms of a cold or upper respiratory infection. Are you short of breath? If not, then you can manage your symptoms at home with OTC meds like Dayquil and Nyquil. In a non-smoker these symptoms will resolve on their own within 7-10 days. Antibiotics do not treat viral infections. ...Read more

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Runny nose, headache, hurts when I swallow, body aches? No fever!! What's wrong with me? Taking Claritin, (loratadine)Flonase, Tylenol, I had a flu shot this yr...

Runny nose, headache, hurts when I swallow, body aches? No fever!! What's wrong with me? Taking Claritin, (loratadine)Flonase, Tylenol, I had a flu shot this yr...

Viral infection: You are likely having a viral infection which may not be the flu. Do realize that flu vaccine is not 100% protective especially if you received it more than 3-4 months ago. A lot of people are getting influenza B infection this year vs influenza A. Other viral infection (cold virus) may cause the same symptoms as flu. None of the drugs you mentioned helps viral infection. Rx flu drug may help ...Read more

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Swollen tonsils (easy to swallow)scratchy cough-> (twice a hour) headache, body aches but no fever (97.7).Fatigue. What does this sound like? Remedies?

Swollen tonsils (easy to swallow)scratchy cough-> (twice a hour) headache, body aches but no fever (97.7).Fatigue. What does this sound like? Remedies?

Tonsillitis: It sounds like a tonsilar infection, probable viral as described. Rest, increase your fluids, salt water gargles, soft foods. Continue with the dr. In follow-up and for a re-evaluation if not improving in time. ...Read more

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My 6 year old son has been complaining or a sore throat, headache and body aches. Ne fever present. Eating and drinking normally. Monitor or e.R.?

My 6 year old son has been complaining or a sore throat, headache and body aches. Ne fever present. Eating and drinking normally. Monitor or e.R.?

Difficult to know: If your son is a normal healthy child, then these symptoms are likely caused by a viral infection and you can monitor him at home. If, however, he has any underlying chronic disease, you should probably call his doctor and discuss it with him or her. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat headache and body aches all over. No fever or any other symptoms. Ibuprofen works but 6 hrs later pain returns. What to do??

I have a sore throat headache and body aches all over. No fever or any other symptoms. Ibuprofen works but 6 hrs later pain returns. What to do??

Flu-like illness: Sounds like an episode of an influenza-like illness which should resolve in several days. Take another ibuprofen, stay well hydrated, rest and if you are not better or getting any worse go and see your family doctor. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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Light headed high fever headaches and body aches. Fever is 103 what could this be and what should he take?

Light headed high fever headaches and body aches. Fever is 103 what could this be and what should he take?

See your doctor: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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On Thur I was diagnosed w/ a virus (not flu), had 102.5 temp, headache, body aches. Fever gone yesterday, but yesterday & today I have indigestion?

On Thur I was diagnosed w/ a virus (not flu), had 102.5 temp, headache, body aches. Fever gone yesterday, but yesterday & today I have indigestion?

Viral Syndrome: Drink Plenty of Liquids like water, Gatorade, Coconut water etc. Rest.
If you are having GI symptoms then eat BRAT diet.
You will get better ...Read more

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My husband has been sick for 4 days now symptoms are excessively sweating day and night loss of appetite chills with no fever headache and body aches.

My husband has been sick for 4 days now symptoms are excessively sweating day and night loss of appetite chills with no fever headache and body aches.

Febrile illness: As long as he is staying the same or getting better, you could give it a few more days of watching him at home. If he seems to be getting worse in any way, however, I would take him to his doctor or to an urgent care center. In the meantime, plenty of fluids. You could use Tylenol or ibuprofen for fevers. Be sure to follow the directions on the box. If he worsens, see his doctor ASAP. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi I'm having a really bad headache and my body aches and my body is all sweaty but I have no fever?

Hi I'm having a really bad headache and my body aches and my body is all sweaty but I have no fever?

Seasonal flu: Is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve, Advil) or Tylenol (acetaminophen) are also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your PCP for examination. ...Read more

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I'm coughing green phlegm for 6 days already, I have no fever. But I feel body aches, slight headache&feeling feverish, feeling cold at nytwhat is this?

I'm coughing green phlegm for 6 days already, I have no fever. But I feel body aches, slight headache&feeling feverish, feeling cold at nytwhat is this?

Viral infection: Hi, it seems you have a Viral illness, possibly involving your upper respiratory tract, take Advil or Tylenol, (acetaminophen) stay well hydrated, drink warm tea, eat soups, rest, u also can try steaming, these infections will go away by itself in a wk or so, no need for Antibiotics, green sputum despite the general belief is not a sign of infection most of the time, it could be just dehydrated mucus. ...Read more

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Have lower back pain that now has turned to a headache and all over body aches. Any idea on what this could be? No fever temps.

Have lower back pain that now has turned to a headache and all over body aches. Any idea on what this could be? No fever temps.

Concerned Doctor: Possibilities include a cold, the flu, myositis, spinal infection, and even more serious diseases. You need a neurological and Orthopaedic exam, labs, imaging and possibly spinal tap. ...Read more

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Symptoms are feeling cold with no fever, body aches, headache. No coughing or runny nose. What could this b? Anything I can do, big event tomorrow?

Symptoms are feeling cold with no fever, body aches, headache. No coughing or runny nose. What could this b? Anything I can do, big event tomorrow?

A viral infection: Most likely symptoms of a viral infection which unfortunately takes time to recover. Do realize that you may transmit the virus to other people as well.
See doctor if not better after 10 days or getting much worse at any time. ...Read more

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Having body aches and chills and headache foe 2 days. No fever. Been taking advil, nasal decongestant and mucinex but only giving temporary relief. Been drinking fluids. What else should I try?

Body aches: Sounds like a viral process. I like to use Airborn or Emergen-C two or three times daily. You can try increasing vitmin C, B-multivitiamin and Vitamin D3. If not improving get checked. ...Read more

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Stuffy nose, body aches, headache, no fever beginning 2 nights ago. Symptoms seem to be getting worse. Been alternating 400 mg Advil and 1000 mg Tylenol, (acetaminophen) which helps.?

Stuffy nose, body aches, headache, no fever beginning 2 nights ago. Symptoms seem to be getting worse. Been alternating 400 mg Advil and 1000 mg Tylenol, (acetaminophen) which helps.?

Suspect viral infect: A Virus infection can cause symptoms like this. They usually do not last more than 3-5 days. So keep taking the medication you are using now and it should go away in another 2-3 days. If it does not settle down, then you should have a medical examination from your PCP. ...Read more

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Body ache, chills, headache, no fever, what could it be?

Could be: Many things: viral infection, immune problems, thyroid problems and many other causes. A thorough physical exam by a physician and laboratory work-up may help establish a diagnosis and guide treatment. ...Read more

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I drank from 9pm-3am on monday. Slept from 4am-6am. From Wednesday I've had body ache, drowsiness and headache. No fever. Haven't been sleeping much.

I drank from 9pm-3am on monday. Slept from 4am-6am. From Wednesday I've had body ache, drowsiness and headache. No fever. Haven't been sleeping much.

I'm curious as to: What you did between 3 am on Monday and 4 am? How do you know that you went to bed at 4 am? Assuming you didn't have a fall injury or seizure or pass out in an odd position with a limb tucked up underneath you (leading to rhabdomyolysis) could not a lot of this be due to hang over or the flu? Doe you have bipolar disease and are you treating a manic episode with alcohol? How is your nutrition ...Read more

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I've been sick with the flu since Sat. I have no fever but have headache, body ache, a runny nose & very tired. Should I return to work tomorrow?

I've been sick with the flu since Sat. I have no fever but have headache, body ache, a runny nose & very tired. Should I return to work tomorrow?

Maybe. Maybe not.: Nobody really knows when one person stops being contagious with influenza (with or without Tamiflu treatment). One week out from the start of the illness (one can count from the first day of fever, aches, or cough) is safe, unless a person had a more severe illness or still has a lot of cough. In a more severe case, one can wait longer, such as until 3 days after no fever nor excessive cough. ...Read more

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Head ache, stomach ache, body aches, no fever?

Head ache, stomach ache, body aches, no fever?

No fever?: Not yet, sounds like a virus see how you do in the next few days before seeing doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever = elevated body temperature (can be ...Read more


Dr. Dennis Giannini
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Body Aches (Definition)

Generalized soreness/ ...Read more