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What causes flu like symptoms to come and go?

What causes flu like symptoms to come and go?

May not be flu: Many illness can have symptoms like having the flu. The real flu typically lasts for 2-3 weeks (though you may feel run down longer). If your symptoms are lasting longer you may want to see a doctor to get a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Feelings of flu like symptoms that won't go away?

Appt: More details are needed to better advise.
The peak of the influenza season is gone, but if you have flu like symptoms, it may be possible. There is a test available to confirm the suspected diagnosis.
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What can cause reoccurring flu like symptoms come and go monthly?

What can cause reoccurring flu like symptoms come and go monthly?

Need more info: If you are having unexplained fever, chills, sweats and body aches (assuming unrelated to menses or ovulation) then see md to exclude autoimmune disorder. ...Read more

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What's a way to differentiate between a flu and flu-like symptoms?

See below: This is a very hard question to answer simply and briefly. There are many types of illnesses that can appear like influenza but are not. For general upper respiratory illnesses vs flu, differences can include extreme malaise and muscle aches for the flu and not for the simply uri. If you have specific concerns, see you doc. ...Read more

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Having flu like symptoms and sickness after a surgical termination.

Having flu like symptoms and sickness after a surgical termination.

Left over: Hi, Thank you for your question.

Sorry about your termination. There might be tissue left inside...

Hope that helps..contact me if you have any other questions.
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Can i get flu like symptoms if i smoke behind a person with a cold?

Can i get flu like symptoms if i smoke behind a person with a cold?

Smoking not good: In general, anytime you share saliva (spit) with someone who is sick there is a risk of getting an infection. ...Read more

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My wife is neasusa and she had flu like symptoms is o.t.c medicine help?

HokusPokusDominOTCus: There are many OTC medications to help with flu-like symptoms like cough,fever,congestion,aches and pains, headache,etc.(so many, in fact,that it is overwhelming).Most do a fair job at best. It's hard to recommend one over the other because it's often matter of what does or does not work for you.If the symptoms get really bad,see a doctor.I like Motrin,Afrin nasal spray,Robitussin-DM and Dramamine ...Read more

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What is the difference between having flu-like symptoms and having the actual flu?

What is the difference between having flu-like symptoms and having the actual flu?

Flu-like symptoms: The "flu-like" symptoms of fever and muscles aches can be related to a whole host of things including the early stages of lots of really bad infections. Overall, when occurring in clusters of people during the winter time, it is likely to be influenza. ...Read more

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I have flu like symptoms. What steps should I take while at home? Its been a few days.

I have flu like symptoms. What steps should I take while at home? Its been a few days.

Flu symptoms...: For flu-like symptoms, home treatment includes rest, drinking plenty of fluids and fever reducing medicine like acetaminophen or ibuprofen. However, if it has been a few days and it is not getting better, you need to find out the cause of your symptoms. There are many conditions that cause flu-like symptoms and the treatment varies, depending on the cause. See your doctor for diagnosis/treatment. ...Read more

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I have flu-like symptoms for 2 days got tested but it was negative anything else I can now?

I have flu-like symptoms for 2 days got tested but it was negative anything else I can now?

Flu remedies.: For patients that have your situation, i recommend they stay well hydrated and get plenty of rest. Think which symptom bothers you the most and look for an otc medication that can best help with you those symptoms. Pharmacist can be a good resource for your regarding which otc med is right for you. Some of them can be quite effective! make sure your getting adequate nutrition and proper vitamins. ...Read more

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I have had the same flu-like symptoms since february and have gotten sick four times. What is wrong?

I have had the same flu-like symptoms since february and have gotten sick four times. What is wrong?

? Flu shots: Did you have your flu shot last year? Is there any stress which decrease immunity level. If you don't have any of those, you want to see your doctor to discuss the possibilities. ...Read more

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What to do if i had severe flu like symptoms for 24 hours and it is all of a sudden gone , why is that?

May depend on virus: That you are infected with. According to the cdc sometimes the major symptoms of the flu can last as little as 2 days (but not the norm). ...Read more

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Experience flu-like symptoms after one of the more intense workouts i've ever done. Is there anything i can do to avoid this after an intense workout?

Experience flu-like symptoms after one of the more intense workouts i've ever done. Is there anything i can do to avoid this after an intense workout?

Fluids: Make sure you get enough fluids. There is some muscle breakdown with extreme workouts, and this builds up in the tissues. It is flushed out through the kidneys, so make sure you are drinking plenty. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can cellulitis cause flu like symptoms?

Can cellulitis cause flu like symptoms?

Not typically: Cellulitis is defined as a localized skin infection which should be diagnosed by warmth, redness, tenderness and possible swelling. Flu like symptoms would include generalized body aches, fever, fatigue, and possible cough or congestion. Flu (influenza) is a virus while cellulitis is typically bacterial. However if cellulitis spreads to the blood then some flu like symptoms could be possible. ...Read more

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Flu like symptoms with impetigo, what to do?

Flu like symptoms with impetigo, what to do?

Because of the: skin issues - I would go ahead and get it medically checked. ...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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What does it mean if you have flu like symptoms after surgery?

What does it mean if you have flu like symptoms after surgery?

How long after???: These symptoms may be from the chemicals used to induce sleep and provide pain relief. If it was general anesthesia, there are even a few more possibilities. Give it a couple days and if not better, call your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have flu like symptoms just from eating eggs?

Is it possible to have flu like symptoms just from eating eggs?

One way: That egg contained or was tainted with viral particles.
My magic 8 ball says continue curiosity but not if purpose is to cause anxiety. Otherwise, we need to chat, seriously. ...Read more

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Could flu like symptoms be part of an ongoing digestive problem?

Could flu like symptoms be part of an ongoing digestive problem?

Stomach Flu?: Gastroenteritis symptoms may include: diarrhea , nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps/pain, headaches, muscular aches & pains as well as fever (low grade). Bloody stools are not usually associated with gastroenteritis. According to the CDC, viral gastroenteritis usually has a duration of 1 to 10 days (depending on the specific virus). The average is 1 to 3 days. So the answer is maybe. Get checked ...Read more

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Why do I get flu-like symptoms a day or two after a major stressor?

Why do I get flu-like symptoms a day or two after a major stressor?

Preventive skills: During times of stress deployment of self managed coping skills can help mitigate the impact of stress on the body. Suggestions include learning relaxation techniques, discussing the stressor with someone close to you, ensuring good sleep, maintaining a level of physical and preferred activity, and ensuring good nutrition. ...Read more

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Can flu-like symptoms suddenly cause your fingernails to turn blue?

Can flu-like symptoms suddenly cause your fingernails to turn blue?

Not likely: Nails or skin under nails? I can not think of a way to change color of your nails, but skin under nails typically reflects amount of oxygen being carried by red cells. Bright red means full of oxygen and blue means depleted. Other disorders can also cause discoloration, but if new or associated with shortness of breath will need an explanation soon. ...Read more

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Could my flu like symptoms be from getting my getting 8 piercings in one week?

Possible but: Not likely. Unless any of those site or sites got infected, you should not get flu like symptoms from clean piercings. ...Read more

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What causes transient flu-like symptoms rather than flu itself? An infection in body?

What causes transient flu-like symptoms rather than flu itself? An infection in body?

Mainly immune system: Though direct viral killing can occur, causing some of the sx, in response to infections from viruses, your body produces a lot of different proteins to help signal and coordinate your immune system to fight infection, and to create a hostile environment to the virus. Examples includes interferon alpha/beta- this group of proteins can cause muscle aches, joint pain, and fever. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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My head has been hurting for 2 days and I also have flu like symptoms. What do you think is wrong.

FLU: Headaches are very come with flulike symptoms. The combination of headaches with flulike symptoms are caused by wife variety of viral illnesses or infections. Rarely this can be something serious like meningitis or encephalitis or severe viral or bacterial infection. Consultation with a physician is necessary to diagnose what is wrong. In general the symptoms are severe especially severe headache ...Read more

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Does Imitrex cause flu like symptoms? How long will it last? Felt really off for about 7 hours now.

Does Imitrex cause flu like symptoms? How long will it last? Felt really off for about 7 hours now.

Drug side effects:: Any drug, medicine, supplement has the potential to have side effects. Some minor, some serious. Some common, some rare. Sumatriptan (Imitrex), can cause any of several side effects in SOME people. Not everyone gets every side effect. Some people get none. If you have chest pain, severe dizziness, shortness of breath, go to ER. See this page: https://www.drugs.com/sfx/imitrex-side-effects.htm ...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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Does Fibromyalgia cause a boor imuune system (constant flu like symptoms) along with a very low white bloodcell count.

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Does Fibromyalgia cause a boor imuune system (constant flu like symptoms) along with a very low white bloodcell count.

No: There is no marker in the blood to diagnose fibromyalgia. In fact, your low WBC , if confirmed to be persistent for >30 days, may well be the cause for fatigue since it indicates that a lowered ability to defend against infection. There are many potential causes and you need to consult your doctor to get a workup. ...Read more

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How many bupivacaine injections in the right scaplothoracic region are safe at one time? Is 8 ok? Are flu-like symptoms cause for concern?

How many bupivacaine injections in the right scaplothoracic region are safe at one time? Is 8 ok? Are flu-like symptoms cause for concern?

Depends: You need to discuss the risks/benefits of multiple injections with your doctor. Depending on your condition, doing several injections, if beneficial, may be acceptable despite slightly higher risk. That decision needs to be made mutually in the clinic before the injections. ...Read more