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I have been having minor conjestion with stuffy ears and a headache sometimes - maybe a small cough here and there and then last night I had loose stools - could this all be connected?

Doctor's Assistant: Is the headache episodic or daily? And what about nausea?

Not really nausea - I can eat, but my appetite is different - which the loose stools I had nausea, but that went away. The headache is mild and goes with the congestion

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I do have anxiety

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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 11 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 11 months ago

All of these are likely to be connected. A viral infection can cause all these symptoms including, congestion, stuffy ears, loose bowel motions and off and on cough. Following measures are likely to help you;

1) Probiotics

2) Vitamin C

3) Decongestant

4) Plenty of fluids

5) Rest

6) Motrin.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
What do probiotics really do? Would fatigue also be common with a virus such as this?
Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 11 months ago

Probiotics;

1) Help in the restoring of the,normal intestinal bacterial flora, so loose motions would resolve,

2) Increase the body immunity.

Fatigue is very common with this kind of virus infection.

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