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What are the causes of nausea sore throat, fever and muscle weakness in polio?

What are the causes of nausea sore throat, fever and muscle weakness in polio?

Infection: The disease is caused by a virus. The initial body reaction to the infection likely explains the sore throat & fever. The limb muscle weakness/paralysis is actually from damage to nerve cells, mostly in the spinal cord, that tell the muscles to contract. It can also affect muscles of breathing that are not directly under voluntary control, a feared complication. Recovery can be total or partial. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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What could have caused my right forearm to feel extremly sore like a torn muscle for no known reason noticed it when i woke up?

What could have caused my right forearm to feel extremly sore like a torn muscle for no known reason noticed it when i woke up?

Odd position: Many times when tired we sleep in unusual positions. Most likely you slept with the arm pinched for a long time causing psi in the morning. Consult a physician if the symptoms do not resolve quickly. ...Read more

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Tendons/muscle on lateral side of forearm near the elbow spasm, swell, hurt and is tender. X-ray and ultrasound show nothing is wrong. What may it be?

Tendons/muscle on lateral side of forearm near the elbow spasm, swell, hurt and is tender. X-ray and ultrasound show nothing is wrong. What may it be?

Tennis elbow?: Might be inflammation at the origin site of the extensor tendons on the lateral epicondyle of the elbow. Ultrasound and xray would be normal; an MRI would likely show some edema/swelling there in the form of increased t2 signal, but this expensive test may not be necessary. You may just need some rest, ice, and possibly anti-inflammatory meds like ibuprofen. See doctor though if it continues. ...Read more

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Sore throat. Muscle weakness.no fever.

Sore throat. Muscle weakness.no fever.

Infection: Could be viral or bacterial. The former will resolve in time with supportive measures, whereas bacterial may persist and you will need to see the Dr. for a possible antibiotic. ...Read more

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Is there such thing as a very mild case of the flu? I have cold chills, feel hot but no fever, my muscles are sore, and I feel weak. No other symptoms

Is there such thing as a very mild case of the flu? I have cold chills, feel hot but no fever, my muscles are sore, and I feel weak. No other symptoms

Viral illness: Do not know whether or not this is influenza, but different people react differently to infections. If you had been vaccinated and then got influenza you might get a milder case than your average non-immunized cohort. Hope you get better soon. ...Read more

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Woke up extremely tired/genral weak, slept 5more hrs, + 2 hour naps. No other sx's, no fever, this is not my normal. Maybe mild muscle soreness, ideas?

Fatigue: You have some illness with accompanying myalgias (muscle pain and tenderness) and fatigue and these non-specific manifestations could be associated with dozens of possible illnesses. If it persists suggest you see a doctor and be fully examined and tested. ...Read more

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Need help docs! my body's muscles are sore. My legs, arms, shoulders, and neck. I have a fever between 99.6-100.6.?

Need help docs! my body's muscles are sore. My legs, arms, shoulders, and neck. I have a fever between 99.6-100.6.?

Common with viruses: Muscle aches are common with viral infections. With the flu, people often complain of feeling like they got hit by a truck. If you develop severe muscle tenderness and/or dark (coke) colored urine, this needs to be evaluated asap to rule out rhabdomyolysis that can occur for a variety of reasons. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


Dr. Mark Diamond
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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