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Body Aches And The Flu
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
I think I've had a relapse of the flu--body aches, fever (I didn't have a fever two weeks ago when I was sick), cough, etc. Should I see a doctor?
Never hurts: It sounds like you may have been infected with a new pathogen or some sort of secondary infection. It's always good to have your doctor evaluate exactly what might be going on before something minor has a chance to get worse. Usually we can help alleviate the symptoms a bit to make it more bearable. Hope you feel better & good luck! ...Read more
I feel run down like I am sick with the flu nauseaous, dizziness and body aches but no headache yet could this be a shunt problem or just the flu?
I have some symptoms of the flu, but not all. Symptoms started when i moved residences? I'm concerned that it may be a reaction? I moved into a new house three days ago. Ever since, i've had body aches, headaches, and dizziness. I also had a mild fever th
Any gas appliances?: It could be the flu or many other kinds of infection however since the symptoms began right after moving to a new house the possiblity of carbon monoxide poisoning should be considered. Do you get better when you leave the house? Does anyone else in the house feels sick also? Does the house have gas heat or other appliances? If this is possible you should leave and get checked right away. ...Read more
Hi i i was justvl wonderingi have been sneezing and my whole body aches and i feel neauseated is it the start of a cold or the flu.
Analgesics: Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Ibuprofen help with body aches (myalgias), but incompletely effective. If <48hrs, dr. Might give tamiflu. Try a warm bath, vaporizer, lots of fluids, throat lozenges. Influenza is a miserable illness. If you haven't been vaccinated, i'd advise you to get it. There are 3 strains of influenza-so, you could theroretically get influenza 2 more times this season. Ugh! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just got over the flu, and all the symptoms of the flu went away, but now I am having body aches. What could it be?
Body aches: There are different strains of flu (a, b, etc). If you're exposed to many people who travel a lot, you might contract flu again. Or, there are several illnesses that have flu-like symptoms, including body aches: infectious mononucleosis (ebv); cmv. Some pneumonias (legionnaire's) can present with body aches. See your fp/pcp for evaluation & treatment. Get flu vaccine this fall (unless allergic). ...Read more
Yes to both.: It very well could be a virus. Influenza, or the flu, is a common virus that can cause these symptoms, and we are still in season for this virus to be going around. It also could be another virus as well. Get plenty of rest and drink fluids to keep hydrated. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen can help reduce the fever. If it is not getting better within a few days, seek medical attention. ...Read more
The flu, otherwise known as influenza, is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, runny nose, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, and coughing. Children with the flu often have nausea and vomiting as well. Some strains of the flu are preventable by getting a yearly flu ...Read more
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