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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

Also called cephalalgia, is pain anywhere in the region of the head or neck, & can be a symptom of a number of conditions affecting those areas. It originates from pain-sensitive structures such as cranium, muscles, nerves, vessels, subcutaneous tissues, eyes, ears, sinuses & mucous membranes. It is non-specific symptom & can be primary such as tension ha, or secondary ...Read more


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Can one still get the flu if taking tamiflu to prevent it? My husband had it last wkend, i took full script, have fever of101..5&headaches since tues

Can one still get the flu if taking tamiflu to prevent it? My husband had it last wkend, i took full script, have fever of101..5&headaches since tues

Can still have flu: Tamiflu decreases the possibility of infection but you could have been infected with the flu before even starting the medicine, but just had not started showing symptoms yet. ...Read more

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I have been sick three times in the last month. Sinus infectio, stomach flu, and a cold again now. I now have terrible headaches since the flu.

I have been sick three times in the last month. Sinus infectio, stomach flu, and a cold again now. I now have terrible headaches since the flu.

Flu and headaches: You probably have a secondary sinus infection that needs antibiotics to cure. Do you have a doctor you can speak to to help you? ...Read more

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I had sex last for the first time & ive been having headaches & feeling tired then I got the flu. My stomach rumbles & im gassy, am I pregnant ?

I had sex last for the first time & ive been having headaches & feeling tired then I got the flu. My stomach rumbles & im gassy, am I pregnant ?

Missed period?: If you missed your period by 4-5 days, do pregnancy test. If the result is negative, repeat the test 4-5 days later. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Last night I had a fever, chills, body and head aches, and frequent urination I thought I had the flu but when I woke up I felt better. Why?

Last night I had a fever, chills, body and head aches, and frequent urination I  thought I had the flu but when I woke up I felt better. Why?

Immunity vs Detox: A purely medical explanation would be that you actually did have a viral infection and you have a strong immune system. An alternative explanation might be that your body was "detoxifying". Those toxins had accumulated in your body, and were now being released. As they were released from your cells (because you did something that allowed them to be released, such as rest!), you had symptoms. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what could i take for the body aches and headache associated with the flu?

Can you tell me what could i take for the body aches and headache associated with the flu?

Tylenonl or NSAID's: 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 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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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

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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?

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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Flu (Definition)

Flu is also known as Influenza. Influenza (aka "flu") is a contagious respiratory viral illness that can cause mild to severe illness including death. There is treatment available to decrease symptoms, but it is better to prevent the flu is by getting ...Read more