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Fever, chills, headache, fatigue, sore itchy throat, nausea, sore joints am muscles. Fever went away yesterday with tylinol. What so I have?

Fever, chills, headache, fatigue, sore itchy throat, nausea, sore joints am muscles. Fever went away yesterday with tylinol. What so I have?

Probable viral: All of these symptoms are nonspecific but certainly very compatable with a viral illness that usually is self limited and will pass in 3-5 days. If symptoms persist you need to be seen as there are other, possibly more significant illnesses that could be brewing - like strep throat, etc. ...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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Flu like symptoms chills, major fatigue, headache coughing congestion no fever. Flu test was negative but feels like the flu?

Flu like symptoms chills, major fatigue, headache coughing congestion no fever. Flu test was negative but feels like the flu?

Flu: The test Is not. 100% accurate. I would treat it as flu. Take 2 extra strength Tylinol every 4 hours, Push fluids and rest. The symptoms should gradually disappear but if not see physician again ...Read more

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My symptoms are: fever, aches, chills, shaking, lethargy, disorientation, an sometimes headache. It happens a few times a month for a few days. Help?

My symptoms are: fever, aches, chills, shaking, lethargy, disorientation, an sometimes headache. It happens a few times a month for a few days. Help?

Get checked out: The symptoms you describe could result from a host of medical problems including bacterial, viral, metabolic et. C. The best way to determine the cause will be to have you fully evaluated by a doctor, preferably your pcp. ...Read more

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I got extremely fatigued a high fever with confusion, dizziness, aches, bad chills, headache, now moved into coughing up green mucus, is this pnemonia?

I got extremely fatigued a high fever with confusion, dizziness, aches, bad chills, headache, now moved into coughing up green mucus, is this pnemonia?

Severe infection: I agree that this is either severe bronchitis or bronchitis with pneumonia and in either case go directly to the ER or UC clinic. You will need a chest xray, blood tests and aggressive antibiotic therapy. ...Read more

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Are a fever, severe headache, leg and ankle joint pain, chills, tiredness common symptoms of the flu?

Are a fever, severe headache, leg and ankle joint pain, chills, tiredness common symptoms of the flu?

Yes, all of that: The most common symptoms of influenza a are fever, sore throat and cough, but most people just feel awful and might be best described as feeling like they've been run over by a truck, or maybe they'd have preferred that to the way they feel. Get medical attention soon, because you can take antivirals within 48 hous that can shorten the duration illness and reduce the risk of complications. ...Read more

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Flu for 5 days despite of flu shot. Still have fever, aches, chills, no appetite, mild cough, headache, exhaustion. Still contagious? How long?

Flu for 5 days despite of flu shot. Still have fever, aches, chills, no appetite, mild cough, headache, exhaustion. Still contagious? How long?

See your doctor.: One of the biggest problems from the flu is the chance of secondary bacterial infections, including sinusitis and pneumonia. Fever for 3-4 days can be normal, but with 5 days of it, it is time to be seen. You are contagious for 5-7 days after the onset of symptoms. If you have shortness of breath, dizziness, blurry vision, go to the ER. The vaccine only protects 60% of folks. ...Read more

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Have fever ranging from 100-103 for 6 straight days. Head ache, fatigue. Alt between hot sweaty to chills. Neg on flu. Worried something else might be?

Have fever ranging from 100-103 for 6 straight days. Head ache, fatigue. Alt between hot sweaty to chills. Neg on flu. Worried something else might be?

See doctor: Six days is a long time for fever up to 103. Please contact your doctor and if do not have one, visit an emergency room near you. ...Read more

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Sudden headache, then chills and feeling cold followed by a fever of 102. I did not have any other symptoms, this lasted one day. What could it be?

Sudden headache, then chills and feeling cold followed by a fever of 102. I did not have any other symptoms, this lasted one day. What could it be?

24 hr virus?: Most fevers are accompanied by headache.There are thousands of viruses. Most 24 hr viruses usually have fever as well a vomiting and diarrhea. Influenza is serious virus usually causes more severe and extended symptoms. Whatever it was it sounds self limited. If recurs should seek input by your physician, . ...Read more

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There was a recall on chips I ate that contaminate salmonella about a week ago and sense then I have felt horibul. Headache chills fever dizziness?

There was a recall on chips I ate that contaminate salmonella about a week ago and sense then I have felt horibul. Headache chills fever dizziness?

Needs to be checked: You ate contamionated chips and you say these were contaminated with salmonella. You needs to be checked asap to get examined and get cultures done and appropriate treatment asap. It may be salmonella Typhi which causes Typhoid Fever or a different salmonella infection ...Read more

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Having fever chills throughout with bodyaches and sometym headaches?

Having fever chills throughout with bodyaches and sometym headaches?

Fever: Well this is somewhat difficult as there are many possibilities. Given your age I would consider a viral illness such as the flu but many viruses can cause your symptoms. Since you are a female, also would consider urinary infection. If you have burning when you pee see a doctor. Hope you feel better! ...Read more

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Four year old with fever headache and chills?

Fever chills: Its an infection - whether viral or not cannot be determined. See your pediatrician. ...Read more

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My symptoms - low fever - headache - extreme tiredness -what is it?

My symptoms - low fever - headache - extreme tiredness -what is it?

Infection?: Need more information, but infections, especially viral infections can lead to those three symptoms. Any symptoms like upper respiratory infection, cough, sputum, abdominal pain, sick contacts? ...Read more

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I had fever with chills for 2 days. Now its gone but this severe back headache is bothering me. What could be the cause of this? And what's the cure?

Back spasms: Keep an eye on your temperature and if nothing else is changing do back and leg stretching exercises
deconditioning is common after short illness, if other signs or symptoms come - see your doctor. ...Read more

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Frequent urination, headaches, fever, chills, lower left ab pain?

Frequent urination, headaches, fever, chills, lower left ab pain?

See the doctor: It sounds like you need to see the doctor. There are several things that could cause these symptoms, most will require an evaluation by your physician. ...Read more

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I have a fever I keep getting the chills I have a mild cough and a very bad headache?

I have a fever I keep getting the chills I have a mild cough and a very bad headache?

Nonspecific symptoms: You may be suffering from a bacterial or viral infection. It is always best to get checked by your doctor to narrow things down. ...Read more

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I am experiencing toothache. The following also describe me: Fatigue, Fever, and Headache. What should I do?

I am experiencing toothache. The following also describe me: Fatigue, Fever, and Headache. What should I do?

Phone Call: To a dentist. You need to be seen to treat the problematic tooth and to determine if you have an infection which may be contributing to your other symptoms. All the best... ...Read more

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My 14 year old son feels like he has a fever, headache, and is fatigued even though his temperature is normal. This happens around 6 - 8pm every night?

My 14 year old son feels like he has a fever, headache, and is fatigued even though his temperature is normal. This happens around 6 - 8pm every night?

Needs a check up: Recurrent headache and fatigue with suspected nighttime fevers suggest a need for a detailed assessment for the reason for your son's symptoms. The duration of symptoms is not clear but if these have persisted for more than 1 week, it will be necessary to screen for an infectious or an autoimmune process. Take care. ...Read more

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

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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Energetic four year old with sudden fatigue and headache as well as 101.8 fever that comes and goes?

Energetic four year old with sudden fatigue and headache as well as 101.8 fever that comes and goes?

Humph: A 4 year old can usually complain of other symptoms. Anything else? Fever can cause fatigue and often a headache. If he complains of sore throat or earache he might need to be seen for antibiotics but the odds are it is a viral illness and if you don't give meds you will watch the temp rise and fall on its own. If it goes up and stays up take him to the dr. ...Read more

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Fever, aches, chills, headache. What should I drink or take? Not really able to sleep much either.

Fever, aches, chills, headache. What should I drink or take? Not really able to sleep much either.

Flu: Sounds like you have the flu. Bed rest, plenty fluids, soup are the best treatment. ...Read more

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I've got 101.3 fever, headache, body ache and chills. How to know whether this is flu or something else?

Ague: Your symptoms sound like the flu. See your doctor and he take a swab and give you a definitive answer in ten minutes. ...Read more

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Extreme chills an shivering. Really bad headache and it feels like im freezing but no fever whatsoever. What could this be?

Extreme chills an shivering. Really bad headache and it feels like im freezing but no fever whatsoever. What could this be?

Viral infection?: Most likely an infection but it depends on how long you have symptoms? If it came on suddenly over the course of 1-2 days, probably a flu-like virus. If it's been happening for a prolonged period of time, you need to be seen by your doctor and get some blood tests. ...Read more

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After driving for 2 hours, mu husband suddenly got a bad headache. He then got chills, fever and dizziness. He is 60 years old and not on any meds.

See a doctor: It might be a simple flue like symptoms but if chills persiste he needs to see a doctor for possible evaluations and treatment start by treating the symptoms with OTC medication for chills and headache like Tylenol (acetaminophen) make sure he is well hydrated ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

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


Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
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Chills (Definition)

Chills = sensation ...Read more