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On And Off Flu Like Symptoms
Sounds uncomfortable: If this is a pattern- would seek medical assessment. Take care. ...Read more
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
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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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
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
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
I have had the same flu-like symptoms since february and have gotten sick four times. What is wrong?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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