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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


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Yesterday I had the stomach flu with loose stools and vomiting, no fever! Today I have a sore neck and headache, is this normal? What should I do?

Yesterday I had the stomach flu with loose stools and vomiting, no fever! Today I have a sore neck and headache, is this normal? What should I do?

Likely a virus: Hello. It's likely that you have a virus, but you shuold follow-up with your primary doctor if your symptoms do not remit over the next 24 hours. ...Read more

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I have a bad head ache, fevers, my left arm hurts, diarrhea, and sweating, what can it be?

I have a bad head ache, fevers, my left arm hurts, diarrhea, and sweating, what can it be?

? Viral illness.: It may be a viral illness. See the doctor if the symptoms get worse or not getting better with just rest, fluids and fever reducers like tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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Sudden headache, then chills and feeling cold followed by a fever of 102. I did not have any other symptoms, this lasted one day. What could it be?

Sudden headache, then chills and feeling cold followed by a fever of 102. I did not have any other symptoms, this lasted one day. What could it be?

24 hr virus?: Most fevers are accompanied by headache.There are thousands of viruses. Most 24 hr viruses usually have fever as well a vomiting and diarrhea. Influenza is serious virus usually causes more severe and extended symptoms. Whatever it was it sounds self limited. If recurs should seek input by your physician, . ...Read more

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At what point should I take my fiance to the ER if he thinks he has valley fever with all symptoms swaets fever chills headache and sore body?

At what point should I take my fiance to the ER if he thinks he has valley fever with all symptoms swaets fever chills headache and sore body?

Not urgent: Valley fever is generally self limiting and not terribly urgent. My concern is that he might have something else. If you think he needs to be evaluated right away, take him to the emergency room. Otherwise get him to see a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Flu like symptoms chills, major fatigue, headache coughing congestion no fever. Flu test was negative but feels like the flu?

Flu like symptoms chills, major fatigue, headache coughing congestion no fever. Flu test was negative but feels like the flu?

Flu: The test Is not. 100% accurate. I would treat it as flu. Take 2 extra strength Tylinol every 4 hours, Push fluids and rest. The symptoms should gradually disappear but if not see physician again ...Read more

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What is it when your symptoms are chills, back pains, and a headache and fever? I only took 2 aleves, (naproxen) it went away and now its come back

What is it when your symptoms are chills, back pains, and a headache and fever? I only took 2 aleves, (naproxen) it went away and now its come back

Hello.: Hello. I can't diagnose your symptoms. This complex of symptoms could result from a number of conditions. If you have burning with urination, have urgency or need to urinate often, this could represent pyleonephritis. You could have influenza or another viral infection. If you have urinary symptoms you need to seek medical care asap. If you have more generalized symptoms, rest, hydrate well and you can continue to use non-steroidal inflammatory medication to help keep your fever down. It is often the fever that causes musculoskeletal pain. As always, if you get worse, seek medical care. ...Read more

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My symptoms are: fever, aches, chills, shaking, lethargy, disorientation, an sometimes headache. It happens a few times a month for a few days. Help?

My symptoms are: fever, aches, chills, shaking, lethargy, disorientation, an sometimes headache. It happens a few times a month for a few days. Help?

Get checked out: The symptoms you describe could result from a host of medical problems including bacterial, viral, metabolic et. C. The best way to determine the cause will be to have you fully evaluated by a doctor, preferably your pcp. ...Read more

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I treated for malaria and typhoid and am feeling better than before. No more headaches or fever. The only symptom left now is chills on my legs alone?

I treated for malaria and typhoid and am feeling better than before. No more headaches or fever. The only symptom left now is chills on my legs alone?

Malaria/typhoid: If you are feeling better after treatment, and back to your normal routine, I don't think you need to worry about chills on your legs alone. It will eventually go away. But if they become swollen or becomes painful, you may want to see a doctor as it maybe signs of something else, like blood clot. ...Read more

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My husband has been sick for 4 days now symptoms are excessively sweating day and night loss of appetite chills with no fever headache and body aches.

My husband has been sick for 4 days now symptoms are excessively sweating day and night loss of appetite chills with no fever headache and body aches.

Febrile illness: As long as he is staying the same or getting better, you could give it a few more days of watching him at home. If he seems to be getting worse in any way, however, I would take him to his doctor or to an urgent care center. In the meantime, plenty of fluids. You could use Tylenol or ibuprofen for fevers. Be sure to follow the directions on the box. If he worsens, see his doctor ASAP. Good luck. ...Read more

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What will oral std symptoms be? Fever, chills, cough, lack of taste, stuffy/runny nose, headache?

What will oral std symptoms be? Fever, chills, cough, lack of taste, stuffy/runny nose, headache?

Swabs: Symptoms of an oral STD can be the same as from infections by an non STD bug. A swab needs to be done to tell the difference. ...Read more

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Are a fever, severe headache, leg and ankle joint pain, chills, tiredness common symptoms of the flu?

Are a fever, severe headache, leg and ankle joint pain, chills, tiredness common symptoms of the flu?

Yes, all of that: The most common symptoms of influenza a are fever, sore throat and cough, but most people just feel awful and might be best described as feeling like they've been run over by a truck, or maybe they'd have preferred that to the way they feel. Get medical attention soon, because you can take antivirals within 48 hous that can shorten the duration illness and reduce the risk of complications. ...Read more

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Hello my symptoms are mild sore throat body ache and chills headache and both ears hurt but no fever? What should I be taking?

Time to rest: This sounds like a viral syndrome. Motrin and Tylenol (acetaminophen) can help with chills and aches. Zinc lozenges or sprays help shorten the length of the symptoms. Warm fluids soothe the throat. Extra Vit C (1000 mg twice a day) will also decrease the length of time you'll have symptoms. Rest and sleep extra to give your body a chance to fight off the virus. ...Read more

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Symptoms: vomiting and nausea, diarrhoea, headache, fever and sore sore muscles?

Symptoms: vomiting and nausea, diarrhoea, headache, fever and sore sore muscles?

You may have: gastroenteritis. Recommend starting out by sipping clear fluids. Can make ginger tea or chew on crystalized ginger to help with GI upset. Hydrate well. Rest. ...Read more

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Symptoms are feeling cold with no fever, body aches, headache. No coughing or runny nose. What could this b? Anything I can do, big event tomorrow?

Symptoms are feeling cold with no fever, body aches, headache. No coughing or runny nose. What could this b? Anything I can do, big event tomorrow?

A viral infection: Most likely symptoms of a viral infection which unfortunately takes time to recover. Do realize that you may transmit the virus to other people as well.
See doctor if not better after 10 days or getting much worse at any time. ...Read more

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I have symptoms that include: Vomiting, diarrhoea, sensitivity to light, headaches, fatigue, fever. Should I see a doctor?

I have symptoms that include: Vomiting, diarrhoea, sensitivity to light, headaches, fatigue, fever. Should I see a doctor?

Yes: Please seek out help. Many conditions can have those symptoms you describe and you would be best served by a full evaluation. The earlier the better. Best of health to you ...Read more

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For a 57+ yr female can nose pain, sneezing, cough, feeling cold, headache & mild fever (all for 2 days) indicate any post cardiac problem symptom?

For a 57+ yr female can nose pain, sneezing, cough, feeling cold, headache & mild fever (all for 2 days) indicate any post cardiac problem symptom?

This depends on what: You mean by post cardiac. Did the patient have cardiac surgery? Myocardial infarction? cardiac infections? Arrhythmia treatments. If you are concerned it would be best to have the patient evaluated by her health care providers rather than relying on the internet where we have limited information and no ability to examine the patient. ...Read more

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4xday diarhea, fever, headache -food poisoning, IBS or colon cancer? I was diagnosed with IBS and had all of the symptoms yesterday. Feeling good today

4xday diarhea, fever, headache -food poisoning, IBS or colon cancer? I was diagnosed with IBS and had all of the symptoms yesterday. Feeling good today

What's the question?: If you stay feeling better than this was some transient illness from which you have recovered. If not, then you may well have ibs, but not having access to your medical records and not having examined you makes it impossible to diagnose. Ibs may have intermittent symptomatic expression. ...Read more

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Left foot has splotchy discoloration (red-purple) between his middle toes. Also having flu-like symptoms (body aches/chills/headache/stomachache). Ty!

Left foot has splotchy discoloration (red-purple) between his middle toes. Also having flu-like symptoms (body aches/chills/headache/stomachache). Ty!

Need go to ER: You need to be seen by a doctor immediately to make sure that you don't have a spreading infection with cellulitus. ...Read more

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Having fever chills throughout with bodyaches and sometym headaches?

Having fever chills throughout with bodyaches and sometym headaches?

Fever: Well this is somewhat difficult as there are many possibilities. Given your age I would consider a viral illness such as the flu but many viruses can cause your symptoms. Since you are a female, also would consider urinary infection. If you have burning when you pee see a doctor. Hope you feel better! ...Read more

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There was a recall on chips I ate that contaminate salmonella about a week ago and sense then I have felt horibul. Headache chills fever dizziness?

There was a recall on chips I ate that contaminate salmonella about a week ago and sense then I have felt horibul. Headache chills fever dizziness?

Needs to be checked: You ate contamionated chips and you say these were contaminated with salmonella. You needs to be checked asap to get examined and get cultures done and appropriate treatment asap. It may be salmonella Typhi which causes Typhoid Fever or a different salmonella infection ...Read more

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After driving for 2 hours, mu husband suddenly got a bad headache. He then got chills, fever and dizziness. He is 60 years old and not on any meds.

See a doctor: It might be a simple flue like symptoms but if chills persiste he needs to see a doctor for possible evaluations and treatment start by treating the symptoms with OTC medication for chills and headache like Tylenol (acetaminophen) make sure he is well hydrated ...Read more

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Four year old with fever headache and chills?

Fever chills: Its an infection - whether viral or not cannot be determined. See your pediatrician. ...Read more

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


Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever = elevated body temperature (can be ...Read more