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flu symptoms headache fever cough nausa and rash on face and

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flu symptoms headache fever cough nausa and rash on face and neck
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr.David replied 3 years ago.

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From how long you have these symptoms?
Is there running nose also?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Sunday 9/12 started. rash came tonight probably due to fever. Pushing liquids. Had some broth today, water, seven up. Aches earlier, cold and hot earlier, broke sweat this evening.
headache and rasp to cough Sunday morning w/ fever 101.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Sunday 9/12 started. rash came tonight probably due to fever. Pushing liquids. Had some broth today, water, seven up. Aches earlier, cold and hot earlier, broke sweat this evening.
headache and rasp to cough Sunday morning w/ fever 101. no runny nose
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Sunday 9/12 started. rash came tonight probably due to fever. Pushing liquids. Had some broth today, water, seven up. Aches earlier, cold and hot earlier, broke sweat this evening.
headache and rasp to cough Sunday morning w/ fever 101. no runny nose. Just felt head, fever is down...not hot to touch. Only concern is rash and fact we were investigating a Plantation home in New Orleans area last weekend lots of mosquitos...wore repellent but still got a few bites
Expert:  Dr.David replied 3 years ago.
Yes, the symptoms you are having is due to flu. It is caused by viral infection.

Infection caused by a virus generally clears up on its own within one week with no complications. Take decongestant like pseudoephedrine hydrochloride, which reduce the swelling of the mucous membranes in the nose. Dont use them more then 5 days.For relief from fever,headache, take tab.Ibuprofen 400mg twice a day. Take tab.sudafed(oral decongestant tablet).Keeping a humidifier running in your room or using an over-the-counter salt-water spray (inhaled through the nose) five or six times a day can provide dramatic relief.
All these medications are available at counter.Dry cough is treated with cough suppressants also called antitussives. Dextromethorphan, Diphenhydramine,codeine are the common one.

So I advice you to take the above described medications from your counter.Also take tab. Benadryl from your counter as this will help greatly in treating rash & other symptoms.
Antibiotics or other prescription medications may be required if the symptoms continues for more then week.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Thanx for the info...being in the Dental field for 36 yrs., I'm able to act pretty quickly on symptoms...but
given last weekend's circumstances, just like to be sure....am also always on alert for symptoms of viral
meningitis or flu caused by mosquito bites. Thanx again! Bonne....FYI We were ghost hunting with the
Ghost Lab TV Show
Expert:  Dr.David replied 3 years ago.
This does not seem to be due to viral meningitis. Most likely this is simply viral flu.Antibiotics or other prescription medications may be required if the symptoms continues for more then week.Regards-
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
thanx again...also single mom and culinary student besides pres. paranormal research team. thanks for your time
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