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male 59 years old more than 300 lbs is having chills, low grade temperature, body aches, head ache and some breathing distress, taking in lots of water. No signs of respiratory infection, no diaherria. Systoms came on quickly starting around noon today. We are from Kansas City visiting in the Thornton area. Advice and direction please
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago

No tick bite that we are aware of. On blood pressure medication and over the counter alergy meds (zyrtec)

Doctor: Dr. B., Doctor replied 8 years ago
Dear Jacustomer,

I am sorry to know about the person`s symptoms,

Based on what you mentioned,it seems that the symptoms are due to flu(viral) as it may present with similar body and headache ,chills,low body temperature so abruptly.At present advil and hydration with fluids like gatorade or oral rehydrate solution or water is fine.But if the symptoms like breathing distress or headache worsens then a physician visit is recommended,so that a physician physical exam,complete blood count,fasting blood glucose,complete metabolic panel ,serum TSH can be done to rule out other infectious cause(bacterial) or other pathology(impaired blood glucose or thyroid hormone imbalance) as that too may present with similar symptoms too.

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