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Flu symptoms plus pain in nose/eyes. Over a wk & not better. 3yr &17mth old runny nose/chesty cough at night both conjunctivitis. Back to doc?

Flu symptoms plus pain in nose/eyes. Over a wk & not better. 3yr &17mth old runny nose/chesty cough at night both conjunctivitis. Back to doc?

Yes, for reassurance: The chance that you have a sinus infection is increased if you have 10 days or more of yellow discharge from your nose, nasal congestion, and facial pressure. Your doctor may then want to give you antibiotics. For your kids, if you're worried at all that they are having trouble breathing, then see your doctor to get a professional opinion. It sounds like a tough time in your house; much sympathy! ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
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Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis) (Definition)

"Pink eye" refers to a viral infection of the conjunctiva. These infections are especially contagious among children. Newborns can be infected by bacteria in the birth canal. This condition is called ophthalmia neonatorum, and it must be treated immediately to preserve eyesight. "Pink eye" refers to a viral infection of the conjunctiva. These infections are especially contagious among children. Newborns can be infected by bacteria in the birth canal. This condition is called ophthalmia neonatorum, and it must be treated immediately to preserve eyesight. ...Read more


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Hoarse voice, dry cough, and pink eye are the symptoms I am currently facing. Do I have a strain of the flu?

Hoarse voice, dry cough, and pink eye are the symptoms I am currently facing. Do I have a strain of the flu?

Flu like symptoms: Dear KristiniaU84
Sad that you are feeling sick. From reading about your symptoms, it does feel like you are having a viral infection. Common symptoms of flu are fever, cough and body aches. Your symptoms could also be caused by a virus (flu causing organism is also a virus) and is usually self remitting. This means you likely dont need antibiotics. Just supportive care is good. ...Read more

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Flu symptoms and white discharge from eye?

Flu symptoms and white discharge from eye?

Not sure pink eye: With flu-like symptoms it's difficult to know whether you will develop a full case of the flu. As a viral infection, influenza may also affect moist mucous membranes of the eye causing discharge. It's contagious so be care full not to spread it around, and to your other eye. Careful cleansing of eyelashes to clean the matter, artificial tear drops, a brief course of a ocular decongestant may help. ...Read more

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1/2 week old has pink eye and flu, is this dangerous?

1/2 week old has pink eye and flu, is this dangerous?

Flu is worse: Flu can be a misdiagnosis or can be dangerous if fever goes too high and can cause dehydration. Flu can affect other organs, hence why a flu shot is recommended. Pink eye is not dangerous and can often be left untreated. Just see an ophthalmologist to make sure it is actually pink eye and not something worse. Feel better and drink lots of fluids. Good luck. ...Read more

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The past 3 times i've been sick with a cold/flu i also had pink eye. Sometimes it's both eyes or other times just one. Will this keep happening?

The past 3 times i've been sick with a cold/flu i also had pink eye. Sometimes it's both eyes or other times just one. Will this keep happening?

Maybe: Reddish discoloration of the eyes is common in upper respiratory infections, and may not always be associated with a viral conjunctivitis (commonly called "pink eye"). The mucous membrane lining the sinuses is connected to the conjunctiva via a small canal (the nasolacrimal duct). Thus any inflammation in the sinuses can carry over into the eye as well, and it can be very asymmetric. ...Read more

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Flu symptoms started 3days ago with a fever of 100.5 and achy body and headache and eyes hurting. Better now by skin still sensitive on back and torso?

Flu symptoms started 3days ago with a fever of 100.5 and achy body and headache and eyes hurting. Better now by skin still sensitive on back and torso?

Plenty of fluids.: The flu is a very uncomfortable and sometimes dangerous condition. Good that you are getting better. Drink fluids, and get rest. I expect that you will be back to normal soon. Make sure you get yearly flu shots, as new flu strains appear from year to year. ...Read more

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I've had a tender sore feeling on the outside of my head and face on 1 sidewhen I touch it with slight headache and my eye stings no flu symptoms ?

I've had a tender sore feeling on the outside of my head and face on 1 sidewhen I touch it with slight headache and my eye stings no flu symptoms ?

Head Ache: have you had migraine headache before? how old are you? need to consider arterial inflammation if you have tenderness and headache, if there is any change in vision needs immediate attention. If so go to emergency room. ...Read more

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I have a stubborn friend showing sure signs of jaundice. Yellow eyes, skin, vomiting and other flu symptoms. I say go to er. Am i right?

I have a stubborn friend showing sure signs of jaundice. Yellow eyes, skin, vomiting and other flu symptoms. I say go to er. Am i right?

Jaundiced?: His/her symptoms, when considered together, suggest early onset jaundice due to a liver problem, bile duct/gallbladder problem, or pancreatic disease. This can be serious, may worsen, & deserves urgent physical examination & lab testing. Please get him/her to see a doctor or to present to the emergency room. And absolutely no alcohol. Yes, you're right on the money! ...Read more

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5 month old gas asthma reflux had the flu 3 ear infection pink eye thrush and now boil in anus low immunity or something else?

5 month old gas asthma reflux had the flu 3 ear infection pink eye thrush and now boil  in anus low immunity or something else?

Frequent infections: In view of all his infections at such a young age, i believe you should discuss his problem with your pediatrician. He may need to have immune globulins evaluated. ...Read more

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Can hving flu,can flu symptoms come and go over a few weeks?does your head feel like smthing is humming inside it with blokd like ears?dizy tired head

Can hving flu,can flu symptoms come and go over a few weeks?does your head feel like smthing is humming inside it with blokd like ears?dizy tired head

Flu: Flu is usually associated with sudden onset of fever, myalgias cough and last a few days. Your ongoing symptoms sound more like sinus problems. Either allergic or infectious. ...Read more

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Im 38 weeks pregnant and having flu symptoms my head hurts my whole body hurts im throwing up and having chills what does this mean?

Im 38 weeks pregnant and having flu symptoms my head hurts my whole body hurts im throwing up and having chills what does this mean?

Flu: sounds lie the flu. anyone can get the flu even someone who is pregnant. pregnancy does not protect us from common maladies. make sure you are able to remain hydrated. it will run its course. ...Read more

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I have had flu jag in october , but still getting very strong flu symptoms, shivering, sweating, sore throat, sore head and sore mussels ?

I have had flu jag in october , but still getting very strong flu symptoms, shivering, sweating, sore throat, sore head and sore mussels ?

May have the flu: Flu vaccine is only 60 -70% effective in preventing the illness. May well reduce severity in many of remaining 30 - 40%. Never-the-less worth having it every year, specially as we grow older. ...Read more

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I have flu symptoms - started 4 days ago with sore throat, now got blocked runny nose, cough and nausea. Noticed I have a lump on top of my head?

I have flu symptoms - started 4 days ago with sore throat, now got blocked runny nose, cough and nausea. Noticed I have a lump on top of my head?

URI: Take the usual treatment for a URI. Bed rest, decongestant. Tylenol, Hot tea with honey. The lump may be unrelated. See if it goes away over the next few weeks. If persistent, see your doctor.

Best wishes. ...Read more

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My MS treatment Ocrevus kills off my CD20 positive B lymphocytes. I’m so worried about getting sick. I have a nagging flu symptoms for a week +?

My MS treatment Ocrevus kills off my CD20 positive B lymphocytes. I’m so worried about getting sick. I have a nagging flu symptoms for a week +?

Can be a cause but!: There can also be other causes. It is best to discuss with your physician.

This is a great drug and it can control your MS but you need guidance to take it safely. It is an immunosupressent and infection can be a risk.

We used the same drug in studies for Rheumatoid Arthritis and it did great but we do not have it availble for RA unfortunately ...Read more

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Within a matter of hours pink eye symptoms took over one eye & by next day both eyes all very fast & severe w/ yellow discharge/fever is this normal?

Yes: If your eye is infected with a very aggressive, virulent bacteria the development of pus and discharge can be rapid and overwhelming. Get treated. ...Read more

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My daughter had pink eye on thursday 3 days ago got drops and oddly cleared up the next day but she has had a fever since thursday we are now heading ?

My daughter had pink eye on thursday 3 days ago got drops and oddly cleared up the next day but she has had a fever since thursday we are now heading ?

May be viral: Many "pink eye" infections may be caused by a virus. Like most viral infections, they may last 7-10 days no matter what you do. A viral infection may involve a fever as well. Antibiotic eye drops will not really help a viral conjunctivitis (pink eye).

If your child has a fever over 101 for more than a couple of days, or seems sicker, she should see her doctor again. ...Read more

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Can We use eye tone drops in conjunctivitis? My daughter is of 5yrs old and doctor confirms that she has minor eye flu.

Eye flu?: If your daughter has a bacterial conjunctivitis then her doctor should prescribe antibiotic eye drops. If the conjunctivitis is due to allergies or viral, then itone drops are safe to use for comfort. See her doctor if symptoms are worsening. ...Read more

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Pink eye in right eye.If i start drops tomorrow will I have to cancel my ear tubes surgery thursday?No fever my eyes just pink n feels some thingsinit

Pink eye in right eye.If i start drops tomorrow will I have to cancel my ear tubes surgery thursday?No fever my eyes just pink n feels some thingsinit

Possibly: There can be bad bacterial pink eyes that you would not have surgery with. Why are the tubes not being put in in the office in someone your age? ...Read more

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I have a 15 month old son he has fever, rash everywhere, blisters around mouth, pink eye and drooling is this strep or something else?

I have a 15 month old son he has fever, rash everywhere, blisters around mouth, pink eye and drooling is this strep or something else?

Maybe,maybe not: Can only be sure with an exam & testing.If the kid is feeding ok & not too stressed out this can wait a couple days.If things look bad & kids not drinking i would have him seen sooner. ...Read more

Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the thin mucous membrane that lines the front surface of the eyeball and the inside of the eyelids. As the inflammation increases, it causes tiny blood vessels to dilate, thus leading to a ...Read more