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Diarrhea, sore throat, congestion, cough, high fever which is now a low grade fever with sweating, headache. Flu or upper respitory tract infection?

Diarrhea, sore throat, congestion, cough, high fever which is now a low grade fever with sweating, headache. Flu or upper respitory tract infection?

The flu?: The symptoms you report sound consistent with a viral illness such as influenza. You can consider ibuprofen or acetaminophen for fever or pain and expect symptoms to resolve in a week or two. Consult your physician. ...Read more

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Fever, coughing, nausea chills tired and pneumonia suseptbul?

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Fever, coughing, nausea chills tired and pneumonia suseptbul?

See a doctor: If you're feeling chest pain, having trouble breathing or feeling short of breath, you should see a doctor immediately and not wait until your doctor's office opens tomorrow. This could be something viral, but bacterial pneumonia is still very possible, especially if you have a Hx of recurrent pneumonia. If you're concerned, don't wait to seek treatment. ...Read more

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Cough, flu, fever and headache in 32weeks pregnancy?

Cough, flu, fever and headache in 32weeks pregnancy?

Influenza: If you have flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like tylenol (acetaminophen). Rest a lot! advise your obstetrician. ...Read more

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Pneumonia, bronchitis or flu shortness of breath. Coughing, wheezing, chills, fever, bodyaches, headache

Pneumonia, bronchitis or flu shortness of breath. Coughing, wheezing, chills, fever, bodyaches, headache

Hello. : Hello. Can not distinguish between these three diagnoses based on this information. You will need a medical history, a physical examination to include auscultation of your lungs and you might need a chest xray as well. They will probably check your blood oxygen level and may also do some lab tests. Would play it safe and get evaluated at the emergency room, as there is a possibility that you could have pneumonia. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Had common cold with fever. Fever gone now, just nasal congestion and productive cough. Phlegm appears green. Paranoid about pneumonia?

Had common cold with fever. Fever gone now, just nasal congestion and productive cough. Phlegm appears green. Paranoid about pneumonia?

Don't worry.: Pneumonia will give you a fever and your symptoms would have gotten worse, not better, without treatment. It is common to have congestion and cough when recovering from an upper respiratory infection, the majority of which are caused by viruses. not bacteria. If you get sick again, go see your primary MD for evaluation and maybe an xray, if necessary. ...Read more

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After antibiotics for cough had sorethroat colds fever cough again.Now no more colds fever sorethroat but cough still lingering, do I need antibiotics?

After antibiotics for cough had sorethroat colds fever cough again.Now no more colds fever sorethroat but cough still lingering, do I need antibiotics?

Probably not . : Your cough might just be drainage from the back of your throat due to allergies , the cold weather, ; viruses .You may want to try any allergy medicines with expectorant if you need to thin out your mucus . Drink plenty of warm liquids, honey with tea, chicken broth , warm chocolate drinks , coffee etc.If you develop fever and your condition worsened, time to go back to your doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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Cough then Chills, muscle pain, fever, temp is 38.6 Celcius. CBC and Urinalysis-ok. X-ray-Pneumonia. Cannot sleep due to coughing Is this really pneum?

Cough then Chills, muscle pain, fever, temp is 38.6 Celcius. CBC and Urinalysis-ok. X-ray-Pneumonia. Cannot sleep due to coughing
Is this really pneum?

Viral syndrome?: It would be most reasonable to ask your existing doc because s/he knows more about you than anyone online, unless you do not trust her/ him. How to work closer/ better with doc to reach best possible diagnosis for most reasonable treatment, care, & counseling? Follow instructions described in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more

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Can you have the stomach flu without cough fever runny nose?

Can you have the stomach flu without cough fever runny nose?

Yes: Stomach flu symptoms (vomiting, dry heaves and abdominal pain) can be cause by food poisoning or an infectious illness (viral or bacterial). The key is to stay well hydrated and seek the care of a medical provider in 24 hours if the symptoms are not going away. Feel better! ...Read more

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Fever and cough..Need advice?

Fever and cough..Need advice?

Eval: Fever & cough - med eval would be prudent. Mix hot water, 1 tsp. Lemon juice & 1 tsp. Honey in a mug, then add more lemon juice or honey to taste, if desired. Sip the mixture slowly and inhale the steam from the hot liquid to help reduce congestion in the chest. Or make tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). ...Read more

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1yo has high fever, diarrhea, cough and runny nose for days. Not improving despite medication. What's wrong? Virus or bacteria?

1yo has high fever, diarrhea, cough and runny nose for days. Not improving despite medication. What's wrong? Virus or bacteria?

Prob virus: With that constellation of symptoms, it is likely a virus; what is concerning is the high fever and diarrhea. If his temperatures are about 104, he runs the risk of febrile seizures; if you can't keep him hydrated enough, he runs the risk of dehydration, fast. If it's been going on for days, i would take him to see a doctor. ...Read more

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I was sick with flu A, fever of 102.3 , stuffy nose chills headache fatigue runny nose throat problems vomiting, now body temp 95.4 severe stomach?

 I was sick with flu A, fever of 102.3 , stuffy nose chills headache fatigue runny nose throat problems vomiting, now body temp 95.4 severe stomach?

All can be seen: With a bad case of influenza. It really comes down to are you able to keep up with oral intake, try to focus on low sugar electrolyte replete solutions like pedialyte or low calorie gatorade, but also how severe you pain is. If you are unable to keep hydrated and/or the pain is severe, go to the ER. You many need IV fluids and to be monitored for a very short period of time and/or pain meds. ...Read more

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Productive cough has turned into dry cough. Fever of 101.6 at its highest, comes down with tylenol (acetaminophen). Sneezing, headache, body aches, chills. Pneumonia?

Productive cough has turned into dry cough. Fever of 101.6 at its highest, comes down with tylenol (acetaminophen). Sneezing, headache, body aches, chills. Pneumonia?

Cough ; fever: This time of year and those symptoms are screaming influenza. Did you get flu shot this year? If it's in the first 2 days of the illness, try to get in to doc as there is an anti-flu medication that can be given as long as you do it early. If it's been longer, then fluids, rest. Pneumonia is a possibility, but usually not body aches/headache with that. If short of breath, painful breath, see doc! ...Read more

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Throat pain, itching with cough and headache, fever and body ache?

Throat pain, itching with cough and headache, fever and body ache?

Viral syndrome: This is likely a upper respiratory viral infection in evolution. Sore throat (pharyngitis) with fever, followed by cough and other flu like symptoms. Best treatment is rest, plenty of fluids, tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen for aches and fever. A decongestant and cough suppressant may be helpful when these symptoms arise. Throat lozenges can help with the sore throat. If no better in 3-5 days, see MD. ...Read more