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I have flu like symptoms but no fever?

I have flu like symptoms but no fever?

Go see doctor: It can be other illnesses, medications, or other issues. If it is not resolved by now, you should be seen. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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How common is toxoplasmosis in humans from a cat? Cats tested positive for coccidiosis now I have flu like symptoms and fever.

How common is toxoplasmosis in humans from a cat? Cats tested positive for coccidiosis now I have flu like symptoms and fever.

See below: It would be more common for you to have cat scratch fever than the two you mention. However your symptoms are non specific and could be viral and not related at all to your cat only your physician can find out which it is. ...Read more

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I have flu like symptoms (cold, fever) I took Mucinex (guaifenesin) sinux-max and started feeling better. Just hen I was done with the medication I had nose-bleed?

I have flu like symptoms (cold, fever) I took Mucinex (guaifenesin) sinux-max and started feeling better. Just hen I was done with the medication I had nose-bleed?

Seasonal flu: Seasonal flu is very common viral infection with symptoms you have described. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your PCP after 7-8 days or so. ...Read more

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Being threated for genital warts in anus with aldara (imiquimod). I have body aches, and flu like symptoms but no fever. And my back hurts. Dangerous? Deadly?

Being threated for genital warts in anus with aldara (imiquimod). I have body aches, and flu like symptoms but no fever. And my back hurts. Dangerous? Deadly?

Not the warts: Flu like symptoms and back pain might indicate something else going on related to your bowels or kidneys. You should contact your doctor for further evaluation. This does not sound like a drug reaction nor does it sound like it is related to the warts. ...Read more

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Being threated for genital warts (anus) with aldara (imiquimod). I have muscle pains, and flu like symptoms, but no fever. Can this creme (aldara (imiquimod)) harm me?

Being threated for genital warts (anus) with aldara (imiquimod). I have muscle pains, and flu like symptoms, but no fever. Can this creme (aldara (imiquimod)) harm me?

Not usually: Even when used properly Aldara (imiquimod) can cause mild problems like inflammation in the treated site. Like any medication, Imiquimod when not used correctly or in sensitive individuals can cause more significant side effects like tenderness, scabbing or as in your case, flu like symptoms. Contact the prescribing physician to determine if it is safe to continue your treatment. ...Read more

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Being threated for genital warts (anus) with aldara (imiquimod). I have muscle pains, and flu like symptoms, but no fever. Is this side effects? Dangerous? Deadly?

Being threated for genital warts (anus) with aldara (imiquimod). I have muscle pains, and flu like symptoms, but no fever. Is this side effects? Dangerous? Deadly?

Unlikely (NO): Imiquimod (Aldara (imiquimod)) is a immune response modifier, could be used for genital warts, (other uses for actinic keratosis, superficial basal cell cancers) possible may be you are reacting to the medication, speak to your doctor. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with an upper restpitory infection. I was given and taken the c-pak. I now have flu like symptoms. Fever, weakness, body rash?

I was diagnosed with an upper restpitory infection. I was given and taken the c-pak. I now have flu like symptoms. Fever, weakness, body rash?

Viral syndrome: 85% of the time someone with your symptoms has a viral upper respiratory illness and antibiotics will not help. The treatment is rest, lots of fluids, medications to aid the symptoms, and time for your body to combat the virus and get healing to take place. ...Read more

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I have flu like symptoms fever mild throat, do I have herpes from oral?

I have flu like symptoms fever mild throat, do I have herpes from oral?

Unlikely: I think you are asking about oral sex. When herpes is transmitted in this fashion it usually produces a classic rash with blister-like lesions which break down and form small very painful shallow ulcers. This may be accompanied by fever, malaise, etc., but it sounds like you may have a cold. Depending on the type of oral sex HIV can reach the tonsils if ejaculate hits the throat. ...Read more

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38 weeks pregnant & scheduled for cesarean section in less than a week, I just started having flu like symptoms with no fever. Can I still proceed?

38 weeks pregnant & scheduled for cesarean section in less than a week, I just started having flu like symptoms with no fever. Can I still proceed?

Yes: Why are you unable to deliver vaginally? As long as the baby is fine the surgery could be pushed back a few days. If you were to get sicker or if the baby were in jeopardy an emergent c/s would be done ...Read more

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39 weeks flu like symptoms but no fever also body aches all over should I be concerned at all and or go to the er?

39 weeks flu like symptoms but no fever also body aches all over should I be concerned at all and or go to the er?

Body aches: Unfortunately there is no way to guide you since we don't know anything about you, not even your age or any actual details of symptoms and their duration. If you are concerned called your OB for guidance. ...Read more

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10 days post op from gallbladder removal. Lethargic and have flu like symptoms, tired, chills, no appetite but no fever. Should I call the doc?

10 days post op from gallbladder removal. Lethargic and have flu like symptoms, tired, chills, no appetite but no fever. Should I call the doc?

Mgt: I would advise being seen by your PCP. They can then call the surgeon as indicated. It may be a self limited illness, but since you are in the post operative period, monitoring your temperature is important. ...Read more

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I have body aches with flu like symptoms, yet I have no fever. When I rub my ribs or anywhere on my body, it feels like tingles aches.?

See below: Flu is usually accompanied by fever. Children often get hand, foot, & mouth disease caused by coxsackie a virus (characterized by blisters on hands, feet, & in mouth). Adults rarely get this form but may get type b of the virus that causes muscle aches (especially of chest wall), ± headache, ± fever; called devil's grippe or pleurodynia. Treat with nsaids & moist heat to muscles. Lasts about a wk. ...Read more

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2 weeks ago had a UTI. Now, burning sex, urination, and cold and flu like symptoms. What is going on? No fever/vometing

2 weeks ago had a UTI. Now, burning sex, urination, and cold and flu like symptoms. What is going on? No fever/vometing

UTI?: The UTI may be back or it could be cystitis. Also be sure of the health cleanliness of your partner... can not rule out STD. ...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: 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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Got flu like illness again after 5th rabies vaccine. No fever but chills and leg pain. Is this ok? What to do? Please help

Got flu like illness again after 5th rabies vaccine. No fever but chills and leg pain. Is this ok? What to do? Please help

Evaluate need: Rabies vaccine is not commonly used except in unusual exposure circumstances, and is associated with flu like illness as a reaction. Taking Acetaminophen or an NSAID to control. Re-evaluate why you have such a need. ...Read more

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Last two weeks I start having runny itching nose with itching eyes and sneezing. With flu like symptoms but without fever. What's wrong with me?

Last two weeks I start having runny itching nose with itching eyes and sneezing. With flu like symptoms but without fever. What's wrong with me?

A cold or URI: Sounds like you have a cold. Colds are generally self limited and will get better with time. Treat the symptoms as best you can with OTC products. ...Read more

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Flu-like symptoms and fever for over 2 weeks, what to do?

Flu-like symptoms and fever for over 2 weeks, what to do?

Needs to see MD: You have been running fever for two weeks and it is not better. I would advice to make an appointment with your doctor and have it checked, you may be having complications of flu like sinusitis, pneumonia etc. ...Read more

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My b/f has a fever of 106.7 and flu like symptoms. How serious is a fever like that on a healthy 26yr old male?

My b/f has a fever of 106.7 and flu like symptoms. How serious is a fever like that on a healthy 26yr old male?

Extremely: If that is truly his temperature, he needs to go to the emergency department immediately. That temperature can cause brain damage and kidney failure among other sequelae. ...Read more

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Past 2 days, flu like symptoms with fever. Fever broke and now no appetite, nausea. Feeling out of it.

Viral illness?: Sounds like a viral illness, which will typically run its course in 7-14 days. Make sure to stay well hydrated, and if you're concerned, see you primary care provider. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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My 7 year old daughter is complaining of flu like symptoms and has a fever of 102. Is that dangerously high?

My 7 year old daughter is complaining of flu like symptoms and has a fever of 102. Is that dangerously high?

Influenza, fever: Influenza can often give children high fevers, even 106, for days at times. A fever will not hurt her unless it is very high. Higher than 102. A fever is a sign of her body trying to fight the virus. Use acetaminophen, or ibuprofen, dosed by her weight. Push plenty of an electrolyte solution to keep her hydrated.

And please get yearly flu shots if you have not yet. ...Read more

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Had a bug like rash that is reducing in size and pain but starting to run fever and flu like symptoms any suggestions?

Had a bug like rash that is reducing in size and pain but starting to run fever and flu like symptoms any suggestions?

Rash and flu: You seem to be familiar with bug like rash and if it is bull's eye or target lesion and associated with flu like symptoms like fever, headache, muscle pain, joint pain, fatigue and rarely stiff neck and it is happening in summer while doing out door activities. You may want to check out with your doctor for lyme disease. Early treatment may prevent future serious complication. Good luck. ...Read more

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Had a bad dust storm. Shortly afterwards, developed flu like symptoms with sever cough; 5 neighbors diagnosed with valley fever. Should I get checked?

Had a bad dust storm. Shortly afterwards, developed flu like symptoms with sever cough; 5 neighbors diagnosed with valley fever. Should I get checked?

Bronchitis: In general, bronchitis can be a sign of a viral or bacterial infection. Cough specific syrups or tablets are readily available for relief. Decongestant medicines can help if the cough is related to sinus drainage. Giving the cough ample time to clear is advisable but if you develop fevers, shortness of breath, chest pains, or bloody sputum, it may be time to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Healthy, active 35 yr old fem and have experienced recurrent fevers along w/ flu-like symptoms for the last 6 mo's. Mono, flu, strep, bronch tests neg?

Healthy, active 35 yr old fem and have experienced recurrent fevers along w/ flu-like symptoms for the last 6 mo's. Mono, flu, strep, bronch tests neg?

Get tested for: Fungal infection (valley fever), tb, ricketssial infection, autoimmune condiion etc. Have blood cultures with each temperature spike. Hope they find a cause! ...Read more

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I am suffering from flu like symptoms-body aches, chills, fever, weakness-but haven't thrown up at all. What am I sick with?

Could be flu: The flu does not always contribute to nausea and vomiting. A follow-up visit to the md to see if you have the flu will put your mind at ease and allow you to rest. If it is a viral infection, fluids and lots of rest over the next week is what your body will need to recover. ...Read more