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I am a healthy 62yr old female-yesterday I started to get

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I am a healthy 62yr old female-yesterday I started to get some lower back discomfort along with total body aches-neck, shoulders- fever and chills-I was in bed all day
I was in the emergency department of a hospital last week with an elderly relative-all staff were wearing face masks and 3 people were in quarantine
how long should I wait before going to Doctor?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.

Do you happen to know what they were in quarantine for and why the masks? It might be something that isn't airborne like MRSA

However, you can still get nasty bugs in the hospital like pneumonia and flu. Yes, flu season has technically started although an infection this early would be highly unlikely.

In any case, a fever at your age should always be checked by your doctor. I would get in ASAP. If you can't see your regular doctor today go to urgent care.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.

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