Top
30
Doctor insights on: Symptom Flu

Share
1

1
My son of 10 week old had a symptom flu 3 days ago, his body tempreture now are on a normal reading but he is not as cheerful as before, why?

My son of 10 week old had a symptom flu 3 days ago, his body tempreture now are on a normal reading but he is not as cheerful as before, why?

He is still: Recovering from his flu like symptoms. Make sure he is eating and well hydrated. He should come around the next day or two. If not, time to go see his pediatrician. ...Read more

3

3
Do I need to have every symptom of flu to have swine flu?

Do I need to have every symptom of flu to have swine flu?

No: Symptoms of swine flu may include: sore throat, cough, headache, fever, chills, musculoskeletal aches & pains, nausea, vomiting & diarrhea. Nausea & vomiting are seen mostly in children. A diagnosis can be made with a lab test. ...Read more

5

5
My one year old weighs 22 pounds. Our doctor said to give him dimetapp for his cough. I have the multi symptom cold & flu.

My one year old weighs 22 pounds. Our doctor said to give him dimetapp for his cough. I have the multi symptom cold & flu.

Not recommended: Research has shown that cough and cold medicines offer little benefit to young children and can have serious side effects. Children's Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin (ibuprofen) can help with pain and discomfort, while a vaporizer or time in the bathroom with the hot shower running can loosen congestion and help with cough. Saline nasal spray can help with a runny nose. ...Read more

8

8
How much Zicam daytime multi-symptom cold and flu do adults usually take?

How much Zicam daytime multi-symptom cold and flu do adults usually take?

2 tbsp every 4 hours: The directions indicate 2 tablespoons every 4 hours, but do not exceed 12 tablespoons in a 24-hour period. This product contains acetaminophen, so I would recommend you do not take more than 8 tablespoons in a 24-hour period. ...Read more

9

9
What are symptoms of the flu? & if I have every symptom of the flu except body pain, could it still be the flu?

What are symptoms of the flu? & if I have every symptom of the flu except body pain, could it still be the flu?

It is possible: In general, the flu is worse than the common cold, and symptoms such as fever, body aches, extreme tiredness, and dry cough are more common and intense. Colds are usually milder than the flu. People with colds are more likely to have a runny or stuffy nose. Colds generally do not result in serious health problems, such as pneumonia, bacterial infections, or hospitalizations. ...Read more

10

10
Is itchy skin a flu symptom?

Is itchy skin a flu symptom?

Generally not: This is one of those symptoms which can have numerous causes and is impossible to diagnose accurately without a full picture of whatever else is going on. But this does not usually point to influenza. ...Read more

11

11
What causes achiness when you have a cold? I always thought achiness was a flu symptom, but I get it when I have a cold.

What causes achiness when you have a cold? I always thought achiness was a flu symptom, but I get it when I have a cold.

Cytokines: Most systemic symptoms of infection -- fever, achiness, loss of appetite, sleepiness, and others -- are the result of chemicals called cytokines, which are released by white blood cells as they fight infection. Almost any infection can do it, not only influenza. Particular symptoms (achiness, fever, etc) are vary widely between individuals and from one kind of infection to another. ...Read more

12

12
My son (4) has vomited undigested food 4 times today but only when he falls asleep. 3 times this morning, then in the car this evening. No flu symptom?

My son (4) has vomited undigested food 4 times today but only when he falls asleep. 3 times this morning, then in the car this evening. No flu symptom?

Mgt: He should be kept well hydrated with sips of pedialyte. I would suggest seeing his PCP in the morning. This is most likely a viral illness. Monitor his temperature and if he has a headache, please see the ED. ...Read more

14

14
Is nausea from chest congestion a symptom of the flu?

Is nausea from chest congestion a symptom of the flu?

Influenza: According to mayo clinic flu sxs may include “fever over 100f (38c), aching muscles, especially in your back, arms and legs, chills ; sweats, headache, dry cough, fatigue and weakness, nasal congestion.” children may experience nausea, vomiting or abdominal pain when they have influenza. ...Read more

15

15
Is chest congestion a symptom of the flu? I have a fever and cough with chest congestion. Could it be the flu or something else? .

ABSOLUTELY: These are all cold and flu symptoms--especially the fever. See your doctor for a diagnosis. In early stages, there are medications available to help thwart the symptoms and progression of the flu virus. ...Read more

Dr. M. Jan Dr. Jan
1 doctor agreed:
16

16
Is chest congestion a symptom of the flu? I have a fever and cough with chest congestion. Could it be the flu or something else? .

Dr. M. Jan Dr. Jan
1 doctor agreed:
Is chest congestion a symptom of the flu? I have a fever and cough with chest congestion. Could it be the flu or something else?  .

Could be.: If you are adult, you should take Amoxil 500 mg 4 times a day for 7 days. Phenergan (promethazine) dm cough syrup, one teaspooful 3 times a day till the cough improves. Also, take Allegra 180 mg once at night for 2 weeks. ...Read more

17

17
I gave my 4 year old 2.5mL children’s Zyrtec 1 hour ago. Can I give him 4mL (not children’s) Robitussin severe multi-symptom cough cold+flu?

I gave my 4 year old 2.5mL children’s Zyrtec 1 hour ago. Can I give him 4mL (not children’s) Robitussin severe multi-symptom cough cold+flu?

Mgt: I would not recommend an over the counter cough medication at this age. If there is nasal congestion, a nasal saline rinse for children may help to reduce symptoms. Zyrtec should be used for an allergic reaction. If he is sick with a cold only, then the Zyrtec is not used. ...Read more

18

18
Can you tell me are cold feet & cold hands a cold/flu symptom?

Can you tell me are cold feet & cold hands a cold/flu symptom?

Not really: Cold hands or feet doesn't mean flu or cold. Ot could be reynaud's syndrome which causes constriction of blood vessels in toes and fingers. May get a dusky blue, grey, or sometimes reddish purple appearance of toes and fingers and they will feels cold. ...Read more

19

19
Can you tell me, are cold feet & cold hands a cold/flu symptom?

Can you tell me, are cold feet & cold hands a cold/flu symptom?

This would be: More likely to be a circulation issue if there are no other symptoms.
Flu symptoms may include: muscle aches ; pains, a fever above 100 degrees, headache, congestion, weakness, chills, increased sweating and coughing. ...Read more

21

21
But is diarrhea a required symptom of stomach flu?

But is diarrhea a required symptom of stomach flu?

Not at first: When you first get "a stomach flu bug", your gut may protest it by trying to shut down altogether. In this stage you feel the nausea and vomiting, because stuff just does not want to go through. It's usually later that the body tries to "wash out the virus" by dumping more fluids in the gut to try to wash out the virus — and then boom, diarrhea. So early on you may not poop at all. ...Read more

22

22
Can you have the flu without ever getting a fever? Also, is pain in back of the eye a symptom of the flu?

Yes: Yes you can have flu or viral syndrome without fever. Pain behind the eye can be many things, it can be related to flu, viral upper respiratory syndrome, or sinusitis. ...Read more

23

23
My son has a fever of 101.0F He took a 600 mg. Ibuprofen about 2 hours ago. Now, he needs flu symptom meds. Can he take 2 tbls of Nyquil? He is 17 years old.

My son has a fever of 101.0F He took a 600 mg. Ibuprofen about 2 hours ago. Now, he needs flu symptom meds. Can he take 2 tbls of Nyquil? He is 17 years old.

Peroxide Humidifier: Do you have a cool mist humidifier? Fill it with one bottle of hydrogen peroxide, and two bottles of water. That will give you a 1% aerosolized mist of hydrogen peroxide. The peroxide kills the bugs on contact (virus or bacteria) as you breathe in the mist, and breaks down into water and oxygen. Your son should feel better in a day or two. Helps protect the rest of the family, too. ...Read more

24

24
Can vomiting be a symptom of the swine flu?

Can vomiting be a symptom of the swine flu?

Can be: However, influenza tends to be a disease that primarily affects the respiratory system. Cough, high fevers, muscle aches are more common than vomiting and diarrhea. ...Read more

25

25
Anyone know what is a symptom that the swine flu gives you its self besides the normal flu symptoms?

Rapid Onset: With swine flu onset is usually very swift – within 3 to 6 hours you have been hit hard by pain & fever. With seasonal flu, symptoms may start to develop over several days. ...Read more

26

26
13mo boy vomited for two days. Flu? Then symptom free for 36 hours. Has started vomiting again in large amounts. Is it normal for flu to come back?

Unusual: It is unusual to be completely symptom free for over a day and then have symptoms come back as bad, or worse than they were before. I would recommend having your son checked out by his doctor to see if there is something other than the stomach flu causing his symptoms. ...Read more

27

27
If someone has felt flu like symptom in between 2-4 weeks after the exposure, then in the 5 th week, is it possible to appear AIDS like infection?

If someone has felt flu like symptom in between 2-4 weeks after the exposure, then in the 5 th week, is it possible to appear AIDS like infection?

Get tested: Hi Kevin 544. Many viral infections have an incubation (waiting for symptoms) period of 2-5 weeks, so the answer is yes. Testing for HIV is relatively available, although I'm not knowledgeable about S Korea. Consult your own practitioner. ...Read more

28

28
Need to know is throwing up a symptom of the swine flu?

Need to know is throwing up a symptom of the swine flu?

Yes: It definitely can be and for any other flu for that matter. ...Read more

29

29
The biggest/ the worst fibro symptom i have is flu-ish aches/fatigue and bed ridden for days. Doc suggested meds, but how can meds help if body weak/tired?

The biggest/ the worst fibro symptom i have is flu-ish aches/fatigue and bed ridden for days. Doc suggested meds, but how can meds help if body weak/tired?

Well ...: Currently, the theory on why fibromyalgia might occur is based on findings that the neurons of the nervous system are firing far more frequently and for a longer duration than they should. Medications like Lyrica, (pregabalin) for example, help to slow down those signals and thereby help with your symptoms. Partnering with your physician offers you the best chance for success. Hope that helps! ...Read more

Find us on Facebook