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Last nite, my husband woke up with severe chills, nausea,

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Last nite, my husband woke up with severe chills, nausea, severe shaking, muscle aches, constipation and chest congestion. This morning he is better but still a long way from good. The shaking and chills have subsided and thanks to a laxative he is returning to normal; But the body aches, chest congestion and upset stomach remain. Thoughts?

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Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 7 months ago
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Hello and thank you for the question.
Answers given are for informational purposes only and are not meant to replace an exam by an in-person.
I am Dr. Sohaib, a practicing Internal Medicine Specialist and I will do my best to help you today.

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Doctor: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 7 months ago

These symptoms are highly suggestive of an infection, most likely viral infection which gives more generalized symptoms (like nausea, chills, body aches, fatigue, rash, fever) rather than localized symptoms (as it happens usually in bacterial infections).

Now if he already started to improve, I would suggest some home remedies like plenty of liquid intake, Tylenol for control of pain and fever etc.

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Doctor: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 7 months ago

Most of these infections are self limiting, but there are some clear indications to seek medical care including;

High fever

Significant Cough

Shortness of breath

Prolonged symptoms beyond 72 hours

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Doctor: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 7 months ago

I think a watchful monitoring is required for the time being, but in case of any warning symptoms, he should seek medical care.

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