Can you have the flu without coughing or congestion?

These are common. Flu sxs. Maybe if you had a mild case of the flu you could present without cough or congestion. Flu symptoms may include: muscle aches ; pains, a fever above 100 degrees, headache, congestion, weakness, chills, increased sweating and coughing.

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Do I have the flu? I have sinus and chest congestion, cough, headache and aches.

Maybe. There are numerous pathogenic viruses that can result in illnesses with this description of symptoms. If you think you have influenza there are rapid tests that can determine this fairly accurately. Read more...

Can I take a cough suppressant if I have the flu and lung congestion?

Yes. symptom control is worthwhile Avoidance of flu exposure and vaccination is hefpful, and Tamiflu (oseltamivir) may be helpful within first 48 hours. Read more...

I had a congestion and used Vicks sinex aloe for more than 1 week. I don't have the flu anymore but find it hard to breath. What should I do?

Respiratory distress. Anyone who has had an infection and is now experiencing any difficulty breathing should be seen urgently by a physician and examined and perhaps undergo imaging studies to try and determine what is going on. Please consider going right away. Best of luck and hope you are better soon. Read more...

Can I have the flu with congestion / sore throat? I am very sore all over, extremely weak, and have a fever of 100. No nasal congestion or sore throat

Yes. Flu affects people in different ways with some even having gastrointestinal symptoms. If flu is going on in your community, then it is likely the cause but do note that many viral infections can lead to similar symptoms. If the symptoms started less than 48 hrs ago, a Rx flu drug may hasten your recovery. Read more...

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...