My daughter is 21 years old and is experiencing leg pain (inside of right leg and lower abdominal area). She had an irritating cough for a few days and complained of "tiredness" in her leg yesterday. She went to bed with leg pain (took acetaminophen) and was able to walk with a slight limp but just text me from work that she has more pain and tingling in her leg and may leave work. In addition she said her armpits hurt... She asked me if you have lymph nodes under your arms and the inside of your legs... She is a college athlete and never complains... She has played through lots of injuries and has had a few surgeries... It's very unusual for her to complain at all so I know she isn't feeling well.Are these symptoms common for some sort of flu virus? Should we wait a few days or go to urgent care immediately?
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Thanks for your question.
Viral infection can cause cough, leg pain, and also arm pit pain.
The lymph nodes can be inflamed from the infection.
The tingling sensation is due to the inflammation of the nerves from viral infection.
Usually the symptoms will improve gradually over a week or so.
If she develops any leg swelling, weakness, then this can be more serious like bacterial infection, blood clot or some neurological condition.
But in their absence, there is no need to panic.
And without any fever, this can be managed at home.
Ibuprofen can be used in place of tylenol as it is stronger anti inflammatory.
Also vitamin B6 and B12, magnesium supplements will help with the leg symptoms.