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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

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...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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3 year old is limping. There is no bruising/swelling on his foot/ankle. It hurts on the bottom. Also has 100.3 fever, cough and running nose. Related?

3 year old is limping. There is no bruising/swelling on his foot/ankle. It hurts on the bottom. Also has 100.3 fever, cough and running nose. Related?

Possibly related: It is possible that all the symptoms are related. However, with no apparent injury, I would suggest having your child evaluated by his DR. This may be secondary to a viral condition, but is concerning enough to warrant a full evaluation. ...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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If you losinopril causes the dry cough will all ACE have same effect? Also CCB amlopidine caused leg swelling will the other CCB do same?

If you losinopril causes the dry cough will all ACE have same effect?  Also CCB amlopidine caused leg swelling will the other CCB do same?

Not neccessarily: Sometimes a switch from one ACE-INHIBITOR to another can stp the cough. If not switching to an Angiotensin Receptor Blocker will very likely stop the cough. All CCBlockers can cause leg swelling. Lowering the dose will decrease the swelling. In any given person one CCB may cause less swelling than the other, while still being effective. ...Read more

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I have a rash on the crease between leg and vagina for 4 days I'm starting to cough but my brother has been sick can I have herpes?

I have a rash on the crease between leg and vagina for 4 days I'm starting to cough but my brother has been sick can I have herpes?

Herpes is a painful,: blistering,red rash.A common rash in the skin folds of the groin is a fungus known as Jock Itch or tinea cruris.This is not a sexually transmitted disease and is treated by over the counter antifungals.Best to have a doc see the rash to be sure you are not infectious.Until then,abstinence . ...Read more

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4 years old has had a temp of 39 for last 3 days. Complains of a headache and wobbly legs when she walks. Sounds all stuffy has a cough and hasnt eat?

4 years old has had a temp of 39 for last 3 days. Complains of a headache and wobbly legs when she walks. Sounds all stuffy has a cough and hasnt eat?

See their doctor: Could be any number of things - will need a proper history and physical by their physician to get to the bottom of this. The fact it has been going on for 3+ days now would make a visit to the doctor appropriate. ...Read more

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I've been having a burning sensation in the upper part of my left leg, it also feels like its being pulled, this happens a lot when i cough or sneeze?

Neuropathy: When you cough or sneeze, it increases pressure in spinal canal, and in presence of nerve compression in lower back, the pain exacerbates, but another explanation includes compression of lateral femoral cutaneous nerve of thigh at hip level. Get this examined. Also, stop smoking now, regardless of the cause of your symptoms. Lung cancer, and COPD is far worse! ...Read more

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Why does my boyfriend's leg twitch when his adrenaline starts pumping? It's happened for a while and we can't figure out why but whenever his adrenaline starts going (like he knows something bad is about to happen or he is racing *cough cough*) his leg tw

Why does my boyfriend's leg twitch when his adrenaline starts pumping? It's happened for a while and we can't figure out why but whenever his adrenaline starts going (like he knows something bad is about to happen or he is racing *cough cough*) his leg tw

His : His autonomic nervous system dumps a number of hormones into his system when he is this excited. This is very much like the fright/ flight response that a cave man might have had when he came face to face with a wolly mammoth. There is a great deal of excitation and energy which is translated into his legs becoming restless. ...Read more

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Bad cough lead to back pain no congestion but a lot of pain in my right leg n lower back?

Cough and pain: When coughing cause back pain it can be due to having a herniated disc or spinal stenosis. When you cough or strain at the bathroom, pressure builds up in your spine. If your spine is normal, then the pressure distributes evenly without a problem. If the spinal canal is narrowed for some reason such as the ones I stated, the pressure does not distribute evenly and leads to pain. ...Read more