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I have a stuffy nose coughing body aches. What is it and how do I help myself?

I have a stuffy nose coughing body aches. What is it and how do I help myself?

Likely viral...: You likely have a viral infection causing your symptoms. Antibiotics would be ineffective. Drink plenty of fluids, rest and see your doctor if symptoms worsen. Treatment for symptom control, including nasal spray, inhalers if bronchospasm is present, etc. , could be prescribed. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Giannini
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Body Aches (Definition)

Muscle pain is most frequently related to tension, overuse, or muscle injury from exercise or physically-demanding work. In these situations, the pain tends to involve specific muscles and starts during or just after the activity. It is usually obvious which activity is causing the pain. Muscle pain also can be a sign of conditions affecting your whole body, like some infections (including the flu) and disorders that affect connective tissues throughout the ...Read more


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I've had a cough, runny/stuffy nose, headache, and body aches since last monday. Body aches seem to have worsen since last week. Any advice?

I've had a cough, runny/stuffy nose, headache, and body aches since last monday. Body aches seem to have worsen since last week. Any advice?

Flu complications: It sounds like complications of a flu-like illness. After this long you need to be checked for possible sinusitis or even pneumonia. ...Read more

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I have thick dark yellow snot boogers with blood in it along with body aches and dizziness should i be concerned? no cough no stuffy nose no runny no

I have thick dark yellow snot boogers with blood in  it along with body aches and dizziness should i be concerned? no cough no stuffy nose no runny no

Depends: If these symptoms have been present for just a few days, it is likely from a viral infection. However if the symptoms gets worse or you develop a fever >102 degree, you should see your doctor If the nasal discharge remains green or become dark brown after 10 days, a sinus infection will need to be ruled out. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a sore throat due to cough, feeling cold, stuffy nose, slight headache, body ache, and fatigue?

How can I get rid of a sore throat due to cough, feeling cold, stuffy nose, slight headache, body ache, and fatigue?

Take care of you.: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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I have a fever 101 stuffy nose body aches sneezing coughing and scratchy throat. Is this just a virus?

I have a fever 101 stuffy nose body aches sneezing coughing and scratchy throat. Is this just a virus?

Most likely: The symptoms you describe sound like a virus but if symptoms persist you should call your doctor. ...Read more

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My daughter is having current symptoms of cold sweats , hot flashes , coughing , stuffy nose , short of breath , headaches , body aches., dizziness?

My daughter is having current symptoms of cold sweats , hot flashes , coughing , stuffy nose , short of breath , headaches , body aches., dizziness?

infection: Sounds like a cold, flu or some type of infections. I would maintain good hydration, tylenol/ibuprofen as needed. If the symptoms don't improve or get worst, see your primary care for an examination and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Child has cough, congestion, stuffy/runny nose, fever (101.5), headache, body ache and is red and swollen under the eyes, should I take him to the Dr?

Child has cough, congestion, stuffy/runny nose, fever (101.5), headache, body ache and is red and swollen under the eyes, should I take him to the Dr?

Yes, if concerned: This sounds a lot like the flu/influenza- if your child is not eating or drinking normally then yes it would be good to see your doctor. Also if the fever has lasted more than 5 days or your child seems very tired/sleepy then see your doctor The doctor may not give you any medicine but will look for serious issues and give you peace of mind on what to expect ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


Dr. Mark Loury
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Congestion (Definition)

Congestion refers to any situation of "backup of fluid." Congestion may refer to the sinuses being backed up with mucus, while pulmonary congestion refers to a backup of fluid into the lungs due to ...Read more