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Sinus Infection And Flu Like Symptoms
5 yr old diag with sinus/left ear infection. 100.5 temp. No cough, very congested. Dr said no flu like symptoms or strep symptoms, so no test. Worry?
Depends: How long have they been sick? If it has been a day or two then they may get better on their own. If 5-7 days, then they may need treatment. Especially if they think there is sinusitis, the complications can occur quickly. Either way i would use nasal saline a couple times a day to help thin secretions. ...Read more
In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more
I've had flu like symptoms for 2 weeks now. The doctor has given me antibiotics for a sinus infection but i'm still feeling achy, breathless, hot and cold and no energy?
Time for recheck: Most uncomplicated viral illnesses get better within 5-10 days, even if treated with an antibiotic for a bacterial infection. The fact that you're going 14 days without improvement in symptoms is concerning. You should absolutely followup with your doctor- they'll re-examine you and see if this is the normal course for your illnesses, or if there's something else going on. ...Read more
I am currently having flu-like symptoms but not sure if it is only sinusitis. My ears, tongue and pallet itches a lot, runny nose and itchy throat?
May be allergies:
This doesn't sound like flu (think high fever, sore throat, achey all over,cough,exhaustion).
It doesn't even sound like sinusitis.
What it sounds like is allergies, likely to airborne pollens, molds and/or dust. But itchy throat/pallet also often caused by certain foods.
Try antihistamines to see if they help. Then see a Dr. to see if you can find what you are allergic too and try to avoid it. ...Read more
I've been having flu like symptoms and symptoms that i'm having another kidney infection, can that also be a sign of infection in my kidneys?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: Cellulitis may extend beyond the boundries of the skin either into underlying tissues and create fasciitis, myositis, osteomyelitis, etc. The organisms can also enter the blood stream and create sepsis. You may also be seeing cutaneous manifestations of a systemic illness rather than just a skin infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What percent of people with Lyme disease get a fever or other flu like symptoms during the first several weeks of infection?
Lyme: https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0715/p297.htmlGet a more detailed answer ›
I was diagnosed with an upper restpitory infection. I was given and taken the c-pak. I now have flu like symptoms. Fever, weakness, body rash?
Viral syndrome: 85% of the time someone with your symptoms has a viral upper respiratory illness and antibiotics will not help. The treatment is rest, lots of fluids, medications to aid the symptoms, and time for your body to combat the virus and get healing to take place. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What would be a bacterial infection that presented like coxsackies, flu like symptoms blisters, etc. but isn't?
Many possibilites: Viral infections often produce little to no evidence of infection on CBC, esp. if no previous WBC differential to compare with, may only result in a shift of more lymphocyte to neutrophils than baseline, if that. Additionally, the symptoms are a systemic response to virus, if present; not necessarily caused by virus. As Soul?Mind?Brain?Body creatures, symptoms can response to a variety of stimuli. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can people who have had polio with no symptoms, or flu-like illness ('abortive infection') - 95% have post polio syndrome?
No not true: Oeople who had asymptomatic polio myelitis with just flu like illness and no neyrological deficit means their anterior horn cells and other neurological areas like brain stem etc were not attacked and they will lead normal life an will not get post polio syndrome.Only 1% ofcases virus enters the nervous system, destroying the neurons and causing paralysis and lasting muscle weakness;later pps. ...Read more
Hubby had oral surgery 1 mo. ago now has antibiotic for infection now getting worse instead of better ? flu like symptoms what to do??
Infection: Clearly, he needs to see his doctor if he has a known infection that is getting worse on antibiotics. ...Read more
Vaginal yeast: infection ? Shouldn't cause those symptoms.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not many.: Most over-the-counter meds for cough and cold are not only of no benefit, they can make you feel worse, prolong your cold symptoms, and even increase your chance of secondary bacterial infections. Cepastat or chloroseptic for sore throats (and to numb throat so cough from post nasal drip is blunted), Vicks, tylenol (acetaminophen) and/or ibuprofen is enough. Coldeeze lozenges if taken around the clock may work. ...Read more
I have pressure in my sinus area, head aches, and dizziness. I don't have a cough or any flu like symptoms. What could be wrong?
Started flu like symptoms saturday til present, fever gone, sinus clear, chest congestion and cough, now mild.Voice is hoarse, no pain.Should i worry?
Don't worry,: But if it persists, see pcp.Get a more detailed answer ›
My back hurts. I've got flu like symptoms and it hurts when i push to pee (no burning) kidney infection?
Dr told me I have an atypical bacterial infection (troat), longs hear clear but feel chest pain and urge to cough. Flu like symptoms. Leptospirosis?!!
I've had a 102 fever, swollen glands, sinus, cold and flu like symptoms. Im going on fourth week with spotted tonsils. Are blood blisters a big concern?
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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