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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. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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What to do if I have extreme headache, fever, sore throat, body aches?

What to do if I have extreme headache, fever, sore throat, body aches?

Can't diagnose you: Could be a viral or a bacterial infection. For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Antibiotics are imperative for strep throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. ...Read more

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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

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I've had a fever for 8 days and it won't break, i also have body aches, a sore throat in the evenings and constant headache. I'm not tired either.

I've had a fever for 8 days and it won't break, i also have body aches, a sore throat in the evenings and constant headache. I'm not tired either.

See a doctor: You seem to have an infection, possibly viral. The headache is concerning and point towards sinus origin or even meningitis. Don't delay. See a doctor as soon as you can. ...Read more

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I have a fever , sore throat , headache, earache, body aches and chills what could this be?

I have a fever , sore throat , headache, earache, body aches and chills what could this be?

Maybe strep,flu,etc.: Nose and throat symptoms can be from cold viruses, strep throat, allergies, etc... It can be difficult to tell what the cause is. If symptoms only last 1-2 days, it was likely allergies, irritation, or a mild cold. Doctors have rapid 5-minute tests for strep, so a primary care doctor can diagnose strep and start antibiotics "right away", which means within the first 3 days of strep symptoms. ...Read more

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Sneezing and full body aches and im always hot and a constint headache body is very week?. Never a fever no sore throat no other symptoms

Sneezing and full body aches and im always hot and a constint headache body is very week?. Never a fever no sore throat no other symptoms

Viral infection: These symptoms maybe consistent with a viral infection, especially the flu. You should seek the advice of a primary care doctor and should be tested for the flu. If your symptoms have been present for less than 48 hours when you see your doctor, you maybe able to get treatment to shorten the duration of the flu. ...Read more

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What to do if I have bad body ache, fever, headache, and a minor sore throat. What is wrong with me?

What to do if I have bad body ache, fever, headache, and a minor sore throat. What is wrong with me?

Unclear: Your symptoms sounds rather general... Not very specific. If this is a new issue, sounds like a "cold/flu" type process. If it's getting worse, or has been going one for more than 7-10 days, would be reasonable to visit your primary care md or local urgent care clinic. ...Read more

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Husband has fever hovering in 100-100.5 range, itchy not sore throat, no drainage, no headache but some body ache fatigue. Is this the flu?

Husband has fever hovering in 100-100.5 range, itchy not sore throat, no drainage, no headache but some body ache fatigue. Is this the flu?

May or may not be: The way i treat people is if in doubt and there's no real big detriment to treatment, and most of all if that person benefits from a treatment, i would treat it. Of course, if you go to the er or urgent care, they may be able to do a quick test for the flu and tell you. ...Read more

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Woke up this morning sore throat stuffed up nose, cough with green mucus, body ache headache, slight fever. Should i go to dr or stay home and rest?

Viral illness: You either have the common cold or influenza. If the latter, you might benefit by being treated with oseltamivir, but only after seeing a doctor and getting a specific diagnosis. Or you could take otc meds to treat symptoms, stay home, rest, drink lots of fluids and i hope you will be better soon. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have body aches, head aches, loss of appetite, chills and a sore throat but no fever, what does that mean?

I have body aches, head aches, loss of appetite, chills and a sore throat but no fever, what does that mean?

Viral fever : Still you may have some viral infection of throat or even like flu like symptoms though you may not have a fever. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you get the flu with no runny nose or sneezing .just a headache ,sore throat,and body aches ?

Can you get the flu with no runny nose or sneezing .just a headache ,sore throat,and body aches ?

Typical influenza: Although flu (influenza) can cause nasal congestion and sneezing, often it does not. Your symptoms are very typical -- especially if you have fever and also develop a cough. However, you shouldn't assume the diagnosis, and flu season is over. So see your doctor -- if s/he believes influenza is likely, treatment with an antiviral drug like oseltamivir (Tamflu) may speed recovery. Good luck! ...Read more

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Consistant headache, sore throat, ear pain, gums hurt, body aches, nauseous,negative for strep throat and the flu taken amoxilin ,?

Consistant headache, sore throat, ear pain, gums hurt, body aches, nauseous,negative for strep throat and the flu taken amoxilin ,?

2 separate problems : These 2 problems should be addressed separately. 1. swollen gums - can be a sign that you already have, gum disease or dental abscess. See your dentist. 2. Headache, sinus aches, coughing- seasonal flu is very common viral infection with symptoms you have described. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water, NSAIDs and get a good rest. ...Read more

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I have cold, running nose, sore throat, slight fever, severe body pain, tiredness, fatigue , head ache, sneezing and cough.

I have cold, running nose, sore throat, slight fever, severe body pain, tiredness, fatigue , head ache, sneezing and cough.

Flu?: It could be influenza, but could also be another viral or bacterial infection. If your symptoms are not improving, see your doctor. ...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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Viral Pharyngitis (Definition)

A sore throat is discomfort, pain, or scratchiness in the throat. A sore throat often makes ...Read more