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What kind of flu like symptoms do I have, when my chest hurts & a bad cough?

What kind of flu like symptoms do I have, when my chest hurts & a bad cough?

Flu ?: Common flu symptoms are low grade temp, body aches, runny nose, congestion, sneezing -- you may have more than flu and it could be pneumonia -- go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Fever (Definition)

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How is normal flu is different from birdflu or anything worst kind of flu? What are the symptoms?

How is normal flu is different from birdflu or anything worst kind of flu? What are the symptoms?

Complicated: Bird influenza is rare and human to human transmission does not seem to occur as effectively as with other strains (serotypes). It does have a higher mortality rate among the relatively few persons who have unfortunately been documented to be infected. Symptoms of influenza can be diverse, as can the complications and include fever, chills, aches, GI symptoms, cough, etc. ...Read more

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Is there a different kind of flu shot for people over 70?

Is there a different kind of flu shot for people over 70?

Yes (65 & older): The high dose influenza vaccine can be used for people who are 65 and older. Recent studies indicated that it was 24.2% more effective in preventing influenza in this population. ...Read more

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I have had flu type symptoms about 4 days every week for 2 months, what could it be?

I have had flu type symptoms about 4 days every week for 2 months, what could it be?

Flu like symptoms: If you are a women, this may be related to your menstrual cycle. Perhaps you have a hormonal problem. Keep records of these symptoms and if they continue see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have difficulty to breath each time after I have flu , and it continues for months,it feels like there is something jelly kind liquid , what to do?

I have difficulty to breath each time after I have flu , and it continues for months,it feels like there is something jelly kind liquid , what to do?

Asthma: With only what you told me to go on, I'd be checked for asthma. This is a chronic disorder of the airways which can remain symptomless until triggered by something. Viral infections are a common trigger. ...Read more

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If my two year old has type b flu and his temp is at 103.5 is that bad?

Fever is expected: High fevers are expected with flu type a and flu type b. The most important thing to do is keep your child comfortable during the fever and make sure he stays hydrated. Use tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin to help bring the fever down and make sure he drinks plenty of fluids. ...Read more

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