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My daughter has a fever for 2 days she says her head hurts a little cough and her legs hurt a little?

My daughter has a fever for 2 days she says her head hurts a little cough and her legs hurt a little?

See details: It is probably just a virus (flu or flu-like illness). Fluids and tylenol (acetaminophen) can help (do not give asa). Have a doctor see her if you are concerned. Btw, how old is the daughter? Young children should be seen by a doctor as a precaution. ...Read more

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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


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4yr son on antibioticfor ear infect. Day 11 got a fever & bad cough. Lower legs hurt so bad couldn't walk. Leg pain gone but now rash on neck & back?

4yr son on  antibioticfor ear infect. Day 11 got a fever & bad cough. Lower legs hurt so bad couldn't walk. Leg pain gone but now rash on neck & back?

Bizarre: Some symptoms are unusual. I think you should take him to see a doctor. The rash may be a delayed reaction from the antibiotic, but the leg pain? I think it is best to seek medical help. ...Read more

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I had pheunmonia, now asthma without wheeze? It hurts to breath, i cough, have very sore back and now small dots on arms legs and chest.

I had pheunmonia, now asthma without wheeze? It hurts to breath, i cough, have very sore back and now small dots on arms legs and chest.

?? Mycoplasma: Pneumonia with rash could be seen in mycoplasma pneumonia commonly. Were you treated for pneumonia? With what antibiotic? It could be drug rash as well, or could some other diseases like kawasaki diseases. See a doc asap for further work up. ...Read more

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When I cough too hard, sneeze or vomit my blood vessels hurt. I literally feel pain in my chest, shoulders, arms and legs. How bad is this?

When I cough too hard, sneeze or vomit my blood vessels hurt. I literally feel pain in my chest, shoulders, arms and legs. How bad is this?

Really intense cough: All the parts of your body are connected so if you have a really intense cough it is not surprising that you feel it rattling other parts of your body. Now the question is why are you coughing so intensely. I obviously don't know what is causing the cough. It could be an infectious process, an allergic one or something else. You should see your doc ASAP and get a work up. ...Read more

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Lower back, legs, spine and shoulders hurt. Temp of 100.5, woke up with cough and sore throat/lungs. Dull headache. Had a flu shot. Any ideas?

Lower back, legs, spine and shoulders hurt. Temp of 100.5, woke up with cough and sore throat/lungs. Dull headache. Had a flu shot. Any ideas?

Sounds like flu symp: Even though u have had a flu shot u r not sure of 100% protection from the flu. Treat it as such. But if u r not improving or develop new symptoms such as neck pain with head movement or neck flexion, c ur pcp right away. ...Read more

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What test(s) do doctors run to rule out pulmonary embolism in a pregnant woman? 20 gs wks, no leg pain, shortness of breath, cough and chest pain for 4 days after long distance traveling.

What test(s) do doctors run to rule out pulmonary embolism in a pregnant woman? 20 gs wks, no leg pain, shortness of breath, cough and chest pain for 4 days after long distance traveling.

Xray -> VQ -> CT: Without leg symptoms, one would not perform a leg ultrasound (DVT US). With SOB, a chest Xray is first choice, and can be performed safely by shielding the baby. If Xray is normal, then a nuclear medicine VQ scan is performed. If the VQ scan is indeterminate, a CT Pulmonary Angiogram is performed, with settings designed to reduce radiation dose to mother and fetus. ...Read more

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What could cause a rasping cough and outstretched neck short legs?

What could cause a rasping cough and outstretched neck short legs?

See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Had back pain now leg pain I get bad pain in my right leg when I cough had it for three weeks now?

Sciatica: It sounds like sciatica. Get a doctor to examine you and do a neurological examination. He or she may also order radiological study for more accurate definition of your sciatica. Best wishes. ...Read more

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