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If My Child Has Body Aches And Is Involved In Athletics What Should I Do
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
Is it likely a child has leukemia if they have a lot of the symptoms, fatigue, body aches, pale, abdo pains etc but have NO fever?
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
Slowly & surely.: Exercise is generally good for achiness, but start slow - warm-up, low-impact aerobic work (bicycling, elliptical), easy stretching once warmed up, light weights. Try to exercise on most days of the week - consistency is important in this regard. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: Iron deficiency can cause weakness and fatigue, which can feel like body aches. Other symptoms can be pale skin, dizziness, decreased exercise tolerance and irritability. If you think this describes how you're feeling you can see your physician and they will run blood work to check for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
As if hit by a truck: I still remember my professor in medical school describing influenza as "feeling like you've been hit by a truck." extremely sore and achey all over with a sudden onset. Many other viral infections can cause mild achiness. Hardly any cases of influenza have yet been reported in the us this season- flu season usually begins later. For advice re: preventing flu see http://bit.Ly/18hqmig. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes it can: We see people with widespread body aches. These are usually people with fibromyalgia. Things that can make it worse include poor exercise and /or poor sleep and/or poor control of stress and psychological issues. When sleep is improved, by correctly idenifying the cause of the poor sleep and sometimes a sleep study can help, the body aches can improve. The muscle pain needs exercise! ...Read more
Muscle cramps: The most common aches are muscle cramps. Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration. Wear compression socks/stockings but loose fitting clothes. Avoid crossing your legs. As soon as it is feasible, exercise (walking, yoga, calisthenics) when you are at your destination. If the flight is long enough, get up from your seat and walk the length of the airplane to break up the prolonged sitting period. ...Read more
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