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44-year-old female. Two days ago I developed the onset of

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neck pain sinus pressure etc...
44-year-old female. Two days ago I developed the onset of neck pain sinus pressure etc. from what I thought was due to ragweed allergies. Went to urgent care this evening where they did a CBC blood count white blood count was high they put me on Augmentin. Flexeril for the neck
I have a low-grade fever bodyaches and chills are ridiculous! A bit of nausea but I'm unable to eat very much at the moment. They felt it was a virus of some sort but did stop the antibiotic based on my blood count.
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Doctor: Internist, Doctor replied 2 years ago
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Hi there,

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do you have any discharge from nose? post nasal drip? dry cough? any facial pain ?

they did or did not stop the antibiotic? and high white cell count was mainly neutrophil or lymphocytes?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I wish that I knew which of the white blood cell counts it was but unfortunately I do not. To be honest it feels like I do have some pressure in my face but it's hard to distinguish because my entire body hurts almost flulike symptoms
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
They did prescribe Augmentin I took the first pill about an hour ago.
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Doctor: Internist, Doctor replied 2 years ago

this does sound like viral flu like illness.

so they prescribed augmentin, just to cover the bacteria (as a precautionary measure ) , because of high white cell count. and top 3 most common bacteria are excellently covered by augmentin.

If you have nasal discharge, i would also like you to take nasal steroids like memetasone,

use analgesics on as needed basis.

keep drinking plenty of fluids.

take bed rest.

it feels worse, but it is very benign condition. and resolves with time. 1-2 weeks

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Doctor: Internist, Doctor replied 2 years ago

and please do not forget to take flu shot after this episode is over.

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Doctor: Internist, Doctor replied 2 years ago

if you develop chest pain, cough with sputum, vision problem, severe headache, please go to emergency department.

otherwise just take bed rest and follow the abovementioned advice.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Can I mix Tylenol and Advil
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Thank you so very much for your help I greatly appreciate it
Doctor: Internist, Doctor replied 2 years ago

yes, you can. but first try taking tylenol alone. if this does not help , then switch to advil. if even then it does not help, then you can combine. as we need to keep in view the pros and cons of combination.

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Do you feel it would be beneficial for me to talk to you on the telephone
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
OK thank you so much for your sincerity. Basically I am concerned because of the terrible body aches and discomfort but it sounds like if it's a viral flu that's what it's going to do to me
Doctor: Internist, Doctor replied 2 years ago

I am sorry to hear that and understand your distress. that's what it feels like in fllu . it will be over in one to two weeks.

keep following above recommendations. and do get flu shot after you are recovered.

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Thanks once again Dr. and I will be giving you an excellent review thank you for your expertise as well as your kindness and understanding my terrible discomfort
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I forgot to mention the swollen lymph nodes in my neck
Doctor: Internist, Doctor replied 2 years ago

do not worry about that, it is very common to get lymph node enlarged in the region of infection.

enlarged lymph nodes, tender/painful in acute infection are very common and are actually result of effort of white cell to fight off infection.

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Doctor: Internist, Doctor replied 2 years ago

large lymph nodes only warrant further investigation when they are real big , painless and not associated with infection.

some lymph nodes are actually enlarged in most people because of high prevalence of upper airway infections even in otherwise healthy population

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I hope this helps.

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