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Does seasonal allergy result in flu-like symptoms?

Does seasonal allergy result in flu-like symptoms?

No: Symptoms of influenza are fever, coughing, muscle pains. Headache, chest pain, extreme fatigue. Symptoms of seasonal allergy are nasal stuffiness, sneezing, itchy nose and eyes, runny nose, post nasal drip and occasionally mild fatigue.In. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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42 yr-old with a 14-yr history of regular episodes of flu-like symptoms like low fever, cold extremities, joint pain, facial flushing, digestive.....?

42 yr-old with a 14-yr history of regular episodes of flu-like symptoms like low fever, cold extremities, joint pain, facial flushing, digestive.....?

Flu symptoms: Many patients with a connective tissue disease may have nonspecific or flulike symptoms. This includes fatigue, muscle and joint pains, difficulty sleeping, and low-grade temperature. I recommend an evaluation by a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Can allergies have flu like symptoms?

Can allergies have flu like symptoms?

Allergies don't: Usually make you feel like you have been run over by a mac truck - the way the flu can. Flu symptoms can include fever, chills, sore throat, cough, headaches, nasal congestion marked aching of muscles and joints ; significant fatigue. When present, nausea, vomiting and loose stools are more often seen in children. ...Read more

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Intermittent low fevers and flu like symptoms. Could it be food allergies, candida or possible cancer?

Intermittent low fevers and flu like symptoms. Could it be food allergies, candida or possible cancer?

Fevers: It does not sound like any of the three causes are the cause of your intermittent fevers. You may want to consult a rheumatologist to determine the cause of your fevers. ...Read more

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I have flu like symptoms and am itchy all over my legs. So much so, im bleeding from itching. Can this just be really bad allergies?

I have flu like symptoms and am itchy all over my legs. So much so, im bleeding from itching. Can this just be really bad allergies?

Itching and a cold: It is not unusual to see itching and rashes, such as hives, in association with viral infections. This is thought to be due to the transient development of circulating immune complexes, an amalgam of antibodies and viral particles which form as the body fights back and clears the infection. These complexes can trigger the release of chemicals, such as histamine, causing itching, not an allergy. ...Read more

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I ve reaction to so many foods and they all cause me sore throat & flu like symptoms, yet no food allergy has been identified on skin test, any causes?

I ve reaction to so many foods and they all cause me sore throat & flu like symptoms, yet no food allergy has been identified on skin test, any causes?

Not allergy : Need allergy consolation with certified allergist. The hx his most important. Nedd to be more specific re: time specific other sx and foods. I doubt these sx are ige mediated '. ...Read more

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21 yr-old had 8 months of upper respiratory and urinary symptoms, felt caused by infections, and may have immune system disorder on test results.....?

21 yr-old had 8 months of upper respiratory and urinary symptoms, felt caused by infections, and may have immune system disorder on test results.....?

Possible vasculitis: I would have an ANCA panel checked, especially with you saying you're having hematuria and proteinuria. There are a few conditions we refer to as pulmonary renal syndromes and they are all a type of vasculitis. Some of the names are Wegener's and Goodpasture's. ...Read more

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

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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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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I have flu like symptoms but no fever?

I have flu like symptoms but no fever?

Go see doctor: It can be other illnesses, medications, or other issues. If it is not resolved by now, you should be seen. ...Read more

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Can gonorrhea cause flu like symptoms?

Can gonorrhea cause flu like symptoms?

PID possible: Gonorrhea can certainly go beyond a simple cervical infection and become a more serious infection, called pid. If you have been diagnosed with gonorrhea and are having more "systemic" symptoms, then you need to contact your doctor. If, as you say, are having other things like mouth ulcers, then talk to your doctor about the possibility of some other type of infection as well. ...Read more

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Chest pains due to cough and flu like symptoms?

Chest pain: You can get chest pain with flu ; cough. Flu can also turn in to pneumonia when one tends to develop the fever again. ...Read more

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What could cause flu-like symptoms and seizures?

What could cause flu-like symptoms and seizures?

A couple of ideas: A case of viral meningitis could do this, or dehydration affecting electrolyte balances, for example. ...Read more

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Can having sex cause me to just get flu like symptoms?

Can having sex cause me to just get flu like symptoms?

Vasomotor rhinitis: This form of rhinitis, runny nose, is non-allergic and not due to inflammation either, and yes, sexual arousal can be a cause. So if you were referring to feeling warm, flushed 9some other common bodily sensations post coitus) and stuffy during and after having sex, then this is most likely the cause. ...Read more

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Can alcohol withdraw or abuse cause flu like symptoms?

Some for both: There are far too many alcohol withdrawal symptoms for me to come close to listing them in 400 words or less. See: http://www.Alcoholwithdrawalsymptoms.Org/ . Please be aware that death is a possible outcome from withdrawal. Alcoholics anonymous is a mainstay for sobriety. ...Read more

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What can cause flu like symptoms every time I have sex?

What can cause flu like symptoms every time I have sex?

You. may be ....: Having a reaction to , if it is being used, spermicidal jelly or even the condum. ...Read more

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Unusual periods with severe pain and flu like symptoms.....

How are they unusual: Bleeding patterns with the menstrual cycle say a lot about what may be wrong in terms of hormones or fibroids or other issues that could be going on. Flu like symptoms aren't typically associated with one's uterus, however before a menstrual cycle women can get body aches and bloating due to elevated hormone levels. If you are having absence of menses or bleeding more than once a month, see md. ...Read more

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Is a flu like symptoms and achy body could be an early pregnancy?

Is a flu like symptoms and achy body could be an early pregnancy?

Probably not.: Classic pregnancy sxs begin when period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). Sx’s can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings ; aversions; passing gas; enlarging waist line ; ^ white, milky vaginal discharge. Take pregnancy test to know. ...Read more

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A conjunctivitis with flu-like symptoms is more likely to be viral?

A conjunctivitis with flu-like symptoms is more likely to be viral?

Yes: General rule=the more systems that are involved with an illness the more likely it is viral.Bacterial illness tends to focus on a single system at a time. ...Read more

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2 days of extreme fatigue and light flu-like symptoms? What can it be?

2 days of extreme fatigue and light flu-like symptoms?  What can it be?

Viral illness: Symptoms like this are not very specific and could represent most anything although flu like symptoms are typically due to viruses. The extreme fatigue part is often related to activation of the immune system. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever = elevated body temperature (can be ...Read more