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My 6 year old son has been complaining or a sore throat, headache and body aches. Ne fever present. Eating and drinking normally. Monitor or e.R.?

My 6 year old son has been complaining or a sore throat, headache and body aches. Ne fever present. Eating and drinking normally. Monitor or e.R.?

Difficult to know: If your son is a normal healthy child, then these symptoms are likely caused by a viral infection and you can monitor him at home. If, however, he has any underlying chronic disease, you should probably call his doctor and discuss it with him or her. ...Read more

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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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I have a sore throat headache and body aches all over. No fever or any other symptoms. Ibuprofen works but 6 hrs later pain returns..what to do??

I have a sore throat headache and body aches all over.  No fever or any other symptoms.  Ibuprofen works but 6 hrs later pain returns..what to do??

Flu-like illness: Sounds like an episode of an influenza-like illness which should resolve in several days. Take another ibuprofen, stay well hydrated, rest and if you are not better or getting any worse go and see your family doctor. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Stay hydrated
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Drink warm or cold fluids, whatever feels better
Once
Try acetaminophen or ibuprofen to relieve symptoms
Once
Avoid spicy or acidic foods
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Sore throat, headache, body aches, fatigue, bad nausea, bad cough with some phlegm, swollen lymph nodes, trouble swallow but no fever. Is this a cold?

Sore throat, headache, body aches, fatigue, bad nausea, bad cough with some phlegm, swollen lymph nodes, trouble swallow but no fever. Is this a cold?

Infection: Could be just a simple infection or it could be the flu or mono or strep or ? See your doctor for a simple evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What can be done for symptoms for fever/chills, sore throat, headache, body aches, and red bumps?

What can be done for symptoms for fever/chills, sore throat, headache, body aches, and red bumps?

Sore throa ache feve: It may be flu but it is difficult to make diagnosis withut exam.You may have flu or another viral uri, or may have strep infection, which has to be treated with antibiotics, because if not treated properly it can cause serious complications. ...Read more

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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Stay hydrated
Daily
Gargle with salt water
Daily
See your doctor if you have a fever over 101.5F or can't swallow
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See your doc if you can't open your mouth well or turn your neck well
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I got a fever and sore throat headache body aches do I have strep throat? What do I have what is fever for strep throat what temp is it.?

I got a fever and sore throat headache body aches do I have strep throat? What do I have what is fever for strep throat what temp is it.?

Have evaluated: You are still be in an age group where untreated strep can produce rheumatic fever a month or so down the road ; make the rest ur life miserable.(; cost a bunch) est.1/200 untreated strep are at risk; ~1/3 sore throats strep, ~1/600 the risk you take by the numbers.Most urgent care centers or offices can do a quick test ; see if it is strep. ...Read more

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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Gargle with salt water
Daily
Take ibuprofen
3x day
Drink cool fluids
5x day
See your doctor
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I had a fever yesterday of about 103. I have a sore throat, an awful headache and my whole body aches. What could the problem be?

I had a fever yesterday of about 103. I have a sore throat, an awful headache and my whole body aches. What could the problem be?

Could be: strep throat, or any number of infections, some of them potentially serious. Fever of 103 is pretty high, so you should see a doctor for accurate diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

Also called cephalalgia, is pain anywhere in the region of the head or neck, & can be a symptom of a number of conditions affecting those areas. It originates from pain-sensitive structures such as cranium, muscles, nerves, vessels, subcutaneous tissues, eyes, ears, sinuses & mucous membranes. It is non-specific symptom & can be primary such as tension ha, or secondary ...Read more

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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more

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