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What Viral Infection Causes Fever Chest Pain Pleurisy
I've hade pleurisy (due to viral infections) three times the last three months. Will a flu shot help my situation?
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
YesPresumedMostFreq.: Pleurisy, inflammation of the thin, delicate lining inside the chest, visceral portion covering/outside layer of the lungs, parietal layer lining the inside of the chest wall, both layers oozing small amounts of clear salt water filtered from blood capillaries & serving as lubricant, is presumed commonly from viral infections, however, as a body response, could be triggered by any no of triggers. ...Read more
Can histoplasmosis cause problems in the lungs years following 1st infection? Currently having left-sided chest pain/pressure, cough, no cold or fever
Many: Lots of viruses can cause a high fever - influenza (flu) is one of them. Colds can cause fevers too. So can the "stomach flu" - which are often viruses. Having a fever or the number that it reaches isn't in and of itself a cause for concern. Doctors are more concerned with why a fever is happening. ...Read more
Recurring viral infections in 6 yr old strep/flu negative ,granulocyte count high 65% ,rest of Cbc is normal what are the causes and best action plan?
Hard to say: The average 6 yo is expected to experience 4-5 upper respiratory and 1-2 stomach viruses per year. Much of it is related to peer group prevalence of these viruses and to their inconsistent hand washing practices. If this is what you have experienced it fits the norm.If you have seen more, ask your doc for a referral to the source in your area that can evaluate the problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Went to docs, told I had viral infection and gave me nystan for my tongue. feeling worse, worse headache, sore throat, kidney and chest pains, help?
Call them back: Your doctor just saw and examined you - let him/her know you're worse. Call the doctor back before they go home for the day. ...Read more
I have just been diagnosed with a chest infection. I have lower back pain, chest pain and a fever. Is this typical of a chest infection?
Yes these are sympto: Yes these are the common symptoms of pnumonia or other chest infection. ...Read more
I had 102-103 temp for 4 days. My physician diagnosed the issue as a viral infection, and asked me to get rest. Fever gone, i now have a sinus infection still, and constant goose bumps on chest/arms?
Likely the 'flu'.: You are having fluctuations in temperature because you are still fighting the infection and winning; but it takes time. Meds like tylenol (acetaminophen) change your internal temperature making you sweat some as it's effect begins, then goose bumps as it leaves and your body temp rises again slightly. Drink lots of water, > 8 cups/d. No sugary food/drinks. Whole foods-veges, fruit, legumes whole grains help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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