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Hello My symptoms are mild sore throat, chills, body aches and headache and both ears hurt. What should I take?

Hello My symptoms are mild sore throat, chills, body aches and headache and both ears hurt.  What should I take?

See Dr. ASAP: Your symptoms could be caused by anything from a cold to strep, ear infection, or influenza. Please see a doctor ASAP to be examined. If any testing is needed, he or she will do it and be able to treat you. ...Read more

Dr. Dennis Giannini
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Body Aches (Definition)

Muscle pain is most frequently related to tension, overuse, or muscle injury from exercise or physically-demanding work. In these situations, the pain tends to involve specific muscles and starts during or just after the activity. It is usually obvious which activity is causing the pain. Muscle pain also can be a sign of conditions affecting your whole body, like some infections (including the flu) and disorders that affect connective tissues throughout the ...Read more


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Pain in the neck right under the jaw, sore throat, chills, body aches, high fever.102.4 what could be wrong? Sould i go to the doctor?

Pain in the neck right under the jaw, sore throat, chills, body aches, high fever.102.4  what could be wrong? Sould i go to the doctor?

Probably: This is particularly true if you have had anything wrong with your teeth or gums. Infections originating in these structures can progress down the planes of the neck and become life-threatening. Get this looked at. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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Sore throat congestion chills body ache?

Sore throat congestion chills body ache?

Cold: Hi, it seems you have a cold, rest, drink plenty of fluid, hot tea and soup, also you can take Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin. if you develop high fever and don't get better in a day and 2 please see a provider. ...Read more

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I've had flu like symptoms: chills, sore throat, fever, & body aches. Took tamiflu (oseltamivir). Now 7 days in, i'm not feeling better throat hurts a lot & coughing?

I've had flu like symptoms: chills, sore throat, fever, & body aches. Took tamiflu (oseltamivir). Now 7 days in, i'm not feeling better throat hurts a lot & coughing?

Secondary infection : Sounds like a viral or flu syndrome with muscle aches, pains, sore throat, and cough. Fever is common with many viruses. Give the symptoms a little more time to improve- 2-3 days. Take Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen for the fever. Drink plenty of fluids. If symptoms are progressively worsening, then you may be developing a bacterial throat or lower respiratory infection. You may need to see md rx. ...Read more

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Very large white spot on tonsil. Strep and flu tests negative. Had mono 15 years ago. Severe sore throat, body aches, chills. Why spot if not strep?

Very large white spot on tonsil. Strep and flu tests negative. Had mono 15 years ago. Severe sore throat, body aches, chills. Why spot if not strep?

Calcification: i often see residual white spot like a tiny calcification but usually not significant, try salt water gargles about 3 x/day , warm to hot tap water [not too hot where it burns] 1 oz with 1/8 teaspoon of salt , this may 'sandpaper' it off , if sore throat , could be virus unrelated, if all those symptoms , may have the flu , get tested [nasal swab rapid test] but can't treat if flu after 3 days ...Read more

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I have a sore throat, chills, low fever, and body aches. I'm not stopped up nor do I have a runny nose. What does this sound like?

It is Flu season: Sounds to me like the beginning of influenza or "the flu". Stay hydrated, rest, advil, tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever and warm liquid to soothe your throat. If worsens see md. Best of luck! ...Read more

Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
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Chills (Definition)

Chills may occur at the beginning of an infection and are usually associated with a fever. Chills are caused by rapid muscle contraction and relaxation, and are the body's way of generating heat when it feels that it is cold. Chills often predict the coming of a fever, or an increase in ...Read more


Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more