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Dr. Raj Upadya
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Muscle Pain (Definition)

Also known as myalgia, muscle pain is a result of overuse or stretching of the muscle. Muscle pain can occur either becuase of an infection or because of a mechanical injury. It can be acute, or chronic pain that ...Read more


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I am experiencing upper back muscle pain with extreme fatigue. I feel like I have been getting the flu for a week but never get sick?

I am experiencing upper back muscle pain with extreme fatigue. I feel like I have been getting the flu for a week but never get sick?

Blood Infection?: Your symptoms could still be the flu. Time will tell. If you don't improve after another week, see your doctor and get a CBC and two blood cultures. Low back pain is a common symptom of a blood infection. ...Read more

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I have had the flu for the past 8 days. I am feeling better just a little tired. I am experiencing severe leg muscle pain and knee joint aches?

I have had the flu for the past 8 days. I am feeling better just a little tired. I am experiencing severe leg muscle pain and knee joint aches?

See your doctor: See your doctor if these symtoms do not improve soon. Rare, but flu can cause rhadomyolysis which affects the muscles and can be a serious condition. ...Read more

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How long should the flu last?

How long should the flu last?

Flu: Symptoms can last from a few days to a few weeks with the severe symptoms last from 3 to 10 days. ...Read more

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How long does fever last with the flu. I've been sick 5 days now. Temp is never over 100. So how long does fever usually last.?

How long does fever last with the flu. I've been sick 5 days now. Temp is never over 100. So how long does fever usually last.?

2-3 days but varies: A high fever for several days is common, but sometimes may last longer. A low grade temp of 100F would not be unusual. ...Read more

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How long does the flu last?

How long does the flu last?

Flu: Its variable but generally symptoms resolve within a week. You may take OTC medications for symptom relief along with rest and hydration. If symptoms persist or worsen, consult your physician. ...Read more

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How long does the flu last?

How long does the flu last?

About a week: Typically about one week as long as there are no secondary infections. ...Read more

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Normally, how long would the flu typically last?

7-10 days: Influenza symptoms generally last 7-10 days. A persistant dry cough, worse at night, may continue for several additional weeks. ...Read more

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How long does the flu last for? At what point should you seek medical attention?

How long does the flu last for? At what point should you seek medical attention?

One season: The influenza vaccine is developed against influenza strains that are thought to be the one (s) most likely to cause an influenza epidemic. If the "guess" is correct then the vaccine might protect >60%. If not, then protection might not be that high. The more people who receive vaccine increases herd immunity making it less likely that there will be an epidemic. Also decreases febrile colds by 50%. ...Read more

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I was hit by the flu last Friday it came out of nowhere one minute I was fine the next I felt I was hit by a truck...How long will this last.

3-5 days: The main symptoms of fever, aches and pains, loss of appetite and fatigue should last about 3-5 days typically. Sometimes, fatigue after that can last 1-2 weeks longer. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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How long does the flu last when u have hiv?

How long does the flu last when u have hiv?

Viral Illness: There is no right answer to this. There are numerous flu viruses and without knowing the status of your health. I would say three to five days is common with viral illnesses. ...Read more

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How long can fatigue last with the flu?

Days to weeks: Fatigue aftrer influenza can last days to weeks. It depends on your general health, how il you were, and if you had any complcations such as sinus infection, or pneumonia. Some have a mild illness and may have minimal fatigue. Influenza is an acute severe illness. It can be prevented by yearly influenza vaccine ...Read more

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How long does the flu like system for HIV last?

How long does the flu like system for HIV last?

HIV: Fever, lymphadenopathy, pharyngitis, rash, myalgia, malaise, mouth and esophageal sores, headache, nausea and vomiting, enlarged liver/spleen, weight loss, thrush, and neurological symptoms occur. Patients may have all, some, or none of these symptoms. The duration of symptoms varies, averaging 28 days and usually lasting at least a week. ...Read more

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How long could diarrhea usually last when one has the flu?

How long could diarrhea usually last when one has the flu?

Gastroenteritis: According to the cdc, viral gastroenteritis usually has a duration of one to ten days (depending on the specific virus). ...Read more

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My fever has come and gone for almost 12 hours. How long does fever last with the flu. I can only take Tylenol! 4k mgs in 24 hrs, right?

My fever has come and gone for almost 12 hours. How long does fever last with the flu. I can only take Tylenol! 4k mgs in 24 hrs, right?

Flu...: With the flu, the fever can last for a few days. The maximum dose of Tylenol (acetaminophen) is 3 grams (or 3000mg) in 24 hours. Be careful not to exceed this dose as it can lead to liver damage. If your symptoms worsen, see your doctor. ...Read more

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5 year old has the flu. Day 5 with a fever that comes and goes up to 102. when fever comes down she is more active. Is it normal to last this long?

5 year old has the flu. Day 5 with a fever that comes and goes up to 102. when fever comes down she is more active. Is it normal to last this long?

Need evaluation: By pediatrician, kids do not tolerate high temperature Need right diagnosis and appropriate measures has to be taken soon Please call the kids pediatrician now. ...Read more

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Pain in upper left arm after the flu shot. How long it lasts?

Pain in upper left arm after the flu shot. How long it lasts?

1-2 days: Local adverse reactions like soreness, swelling and redness usually begin soon after the shot and last 1-2 days. ...Read more

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How long does intense morning sickness last usually? I can barley get out of bed and I feel like I have the flu. Is this normal

How long does intense morning sickness last usually? I can barley get out of bed and I feel like I have the flu. Is this normal

Usually: Disappears after the first 3 months of pregnancy and is hormonally induced. Please check with your OB-GYN if vomiting is daily. ...Read more

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How long does the stomach pain from the flu last?

How long does the stomach pain from the flu last?

Few days: If you have had stomach pain without diarrhea from a viral infection, the pain should not last for more than a few days. If it is getting worse you need to consult your doctor. The flu from influenza virus is not usually associated with significant gastrointestinal symptoms but a common cold virus can. Some people may develop IBS after a viral GI infection but this is not a common event. ...Read more

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Its been around 8 days with the flu now, how long does this last? I am coughing and blowing nose with clear phlegm

Its been around 8 days with the flu now, how long does this last? I am coughing and blowing nose with clear phlegm

Cold vs influenza: Were you diagnosed with the flu? Often we call colds the "flu", but influenza is actually a viral infection, and the treatment for that is different than for other bugs. (Clear phlegm indicates that this is unlikely a bacterial infection that needs antibiotics.) allergies can cause these symptoms, and if you haven't tried antihistamines, they may be helpful. See your doc if symptoms persist ...Read more

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Got the flu and on tamiflu (oseltamivir). Fever 2 degrees above norm. How long will fever typically last? I did have my flu shot. Tx

Got the flu and on tamiflu (oseltamivir). Fever 2 degrees above norm. How long will fever typically last? I did have my flu shot. Tx

Shortens duration: A flu shot may not have been the one for the strain of virus you have. Taking tamiflu (oseltamivir) before can ward of the flu, and if taken right away usually it shortens the duration of symptoms. Feel better! ...Read more

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I have had the flu for about 5 days, and now my voice is hoarse, and it goes in, and out, what could be causing this, and long will it last?

Allergy: Treat it as an allergy it will last as long as you are keep getting exposed to the substances you are allergic to.
Take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night.
Take non drowsy allergy medicine like Zyrtec/ Claritin/ Allegra during the day.
Take one large tablespoon of your own local farmers grown honey every day ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with the flu 12 days ago. Given antibiotics due to yellow/green sputum. Cough remains, but no color to sputum. How long should cough last?

I was diagnosed with the flu 12 days ago. Given antibiotics due to yellow/green sputum. Cough remains, but no color to sputum. How long should cough last?

Persistent cough: You were given an antibiotic because you had yellow or green sputum which mean a bacterial infection and it cleared after the antibiotic. The cough will last as long as the viral irritation and inflammation is around. Avoid cough suppressants, hydrate and keep warm. It usually passes within 3-5 days. ...Read more

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How long does the flu virus last if you had vaccine?

How long does the flu virus last if you had vaccine?

Depends: If you had the injected vaccine it was derived from dead virus, it was never alive in you, but will help develop antibodies that last for years to those strains. If you had the nasal spray, that weakened flu germ may stay in your system for a week or more. ...Read more