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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'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 more
Yes: Any infection can cause flu like symptoms. ...Read more
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 more
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?
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 more
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?!!
You certainly want to check with your doc.
Maybe a second opinion is useful?
Good luck ...Read more
I've had a 102 fever, swollen glands, sinus, cold and flu like symptoms. I'm going on fourth week with spotted tonsils. Are blood blisters a big concern?
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.....?
Asthmatic, getting over flu-like illness. When can I exercise? Occasional cough, sinus drainage, on prednisone. Six days since onset.
As soon: As you have your breathing under control and fevers are over for at least 24 hours. Begin less vigorously and for shorter than usual and build back up over a couple weeks. Activity as tolerated is recommended during recovery especially as it promotes mental and physical health. ...Read more
I'm sick with flu or flu-like illness, including sore throat. Today I noticed very bloody thick post nasal drip. I don't have sinus pain. What is this?
Sick last week w/ mild flu/sinus infection symptoms. Sweated out 1 night. From the beginning, I've had this raised sore in crease of upper lip/gum.?
Herpes Simplex: See your doctor for a prescription med. Herpes simplex 1 or hsv 1also known as oral herpes. It is different from genital herpes which is hsv 2. . Medication can decrease the pain related to an outbreak and can shorten healing time. They can also decrease the total number of outbreaks. Drugs including famvir, zovirax, and Valtrex (valacyclovir) are among the drugs used to treat the symptoms of herpes. ...Read more
If I have a cold sore, can I infect my own genitals with the hsv1 virus? And if so, does it cause flu-like symptoms?
Genital herpes is caused by hsv-2, a different type of hsv.
But there is a small chance that oral herpes can cause genital herpes (10~20% of genital herpes would be caused by hsv-1), and symptoms and signs would be far less severe. No, it's unlikely that it would cause flu-like symptoms. ...Read more
Viral vs. Bacterial:
A flu is due to infection by the influenza virus that affects your upper respiratory tract (nose, throat). The result is fever, generalized soreness weakness. The inflammation of your upper respiratory tract can result in sinusitis but not necessarily.
Sinus infection is usually bacterial, affects the sinuses around your nose. Results in facial pain and puse from the nose. ...Read more
Your doctor may check your sinuses for tenderness. Headaches or sinus pain may indicate a sinus infection.
Testing can be performed at your doctor's office to determine if you have mono or the flu.
Checking your temperature and reporting any fever to your physician will help them determine your treatment. ...Read more
Different causes: Flu is caused by a strain of influenza virus. It usually is sudden in onset and causes high fever and chills. Antibiotics won't make it go away any faster. A sinus infection is a bacterial infection usually occurring as a complication at the end of a head cold, so it comes on gradually. Fever is less common, and bacterial sinus infections often get better faster with antibiotics. ...Read more
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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