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 Sore throat after taking ib profen?
I have been taking ib profen for two weeks now; now all of a sudden I have a sore throat. What should I do?...


 where to find information about a abnormal esophogus?
my test results said my esophogus was the size of a childs,,,i am in my early 50's
also said i had a fungus in my esophogus,,, i need info. any help would be much appreciated, cant see ...


 I got the teburculosis shot and it came out positive?
but when i got the results back from the x-ray shots of my chest everything was fine what happened??...


 What does a lung nodule indicate?
I went into the ER last night with pain in my lower right side, they did a CT scan and found nothing was wrong there. But they did find a lung nodule in my right lung near the base. I'm 18, ...


 my child has had congestion for 3 months and dr say there isn't anything there?
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 Where can I find instructions for choking first aid in Spanish?
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 Yellow snot after chest infection, good/bad?
I have been coughing since Fri 13th, went to the docs the following Weds and told I had a chest infection and was put on a 5 day course of Amoxicillian (500mg) which ended Sun 22nd. For a couple of ...


 Why do I have cold symptoms only at night?
For the past two weeks, I've been have cold symptoms ... For example, stuffy and runny nose, and constant sneezing. I've been using benadryl every night so I can sleep. If I don't take ...


 Can I be a soldier with asthma?
My asthma is bad. But I can run fast for a short distance... for now......


 Never had a sore throat like this?
I started about two days ago with the back of my throat being sore (much worse than a pre-cold sore throat). It's much different than anything I've ever felt. The pain in my neck is almost ...


 How long does Post Nasal Drip Last ?
How long does Post Nasal Drip Last ??

Weeks , Months , Years ???...


 which structure transpots air to the lungs?
pharynx
bronchi
esophagus
epiglottis
adams ...


 Sleep paralysis question?
All of my life I have suffered from what most would classify as sleep paralysis; however, my episodes are different. I have done a bit of reading on it, and nowhere does it mention my exact symptoms. ...


 Bronchitis for 2 weeks & lump in my throat!?
I've had bronchitis for about 2 weeks now & I woke up this morning with a huge lump in my throat. It is so hard to swallow liquids, food, medicine... I have to take an inhaler and I can not ...


 I just hawked a loogie and it was green, I didnt eat anything or drink anything green today, is this bad?
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 Can you get expelled for smoking a ciggarette in school?
Some guy lit up a cigarette in class and i took one puff. The classroom was smelling like cigarettes and the teacher got mad and wanted to know who did it. Can i get in trouble even though it wasn...


 104.3 temp, fatigue, not eating, chills, what does that sound like?
my little cousin has a temp of 104 and he will not do much of anything. he has been laying on the couch all day, docs say to give him a bath to take the temp down but he still seems restless, can ...


 what is phlegm?
had a chest cold for 6 days. now it is a freak show spitting out my mouth. in the morning clotted blood and phlegm. yellow, sticky and disgusting. why is this stuff produced? why wont it all come ...


 Coughing up blood, what dose it mean?
P.S. none of my questions have anything to do with me, I just want to know the answers to questions that I have had for years!...


 Can I see an ENT doctor if I wait at the hospital?
I was in a boxing match about a month ago and my nose got messed up a bit, I caught a cold at the same time but my nose has healed now and my cold is gone but I can't breath right through my ...



MOMSTER
Help! Is a fever between 101 and 103 for 5 days normal with a viral infection?
Is there a nurse out there, please? My son is 21 years old and he started coughing about 7 or 8 days ago. He has allergies and some asthma, so we're not sure if the cough started innocently and just progressed into a bigger prob. or if it is just a coincidence and not related to his fever at all. Anyways, about 3 or 4 days after the cough started, he started running fever (last Friday). It ranges from around 101 to 103. I took him to the doc. yesterday to rule out the flu or possibly a secondary infection like a sinus infection or bronchitis or pneumonia. He tested negative for both flus (seasonal and H1N1) and the doc. said his lungs sounded perfect and his throat and nose looked pretty good, too. She seems to think it's viral, but I don't know. Today was the 5th. day of fever. Tonight it's back to the 102-103 range. What's even more weird is that other than the fever and cough, he has no other symptoms. No sore throat, no body aches, no headache, no nausea or anything like that. In fact, he's eating a lot! He is spitting out some mucous when he coughs, but he said it's coming from his throat, not his chest. And remember, the doc. did say his lungs sounded great. Is it normal to have a viral infection cause so many days of fever, esp. at his age? Would appreciate the help!
                     




J W
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104 will cause brain damage and the doctor should have referred you to a specialist.


Mmonroe
Yes, viral infections can run for up to 21 days. It all depends on the idividual and the virus. As another poster stated, these in the office rapid tests are not always accurate. The no symptoms other than fever would make me think that is was viral.

Did the doctor prescribe him any antibiotics? There was no true evidence of a baterial infection? All that she tested for was viral infections.

He should drink plenty of fluids and keep his butt in the bed. If it is a viral infection, regardless of it's origin, rest and fluids will help. This far into it, even if it was/is the flu...it will have to run its course.

Also to consider would be...Strep, Mono, Urinary Tract Infection, Skin Infection somewhere on the body, or STD.


Chuck
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The tests done in the doctor's office, rapid flu tests, have a high rate of being incorrect.

Your son fall into several categories of higher risk from swine flu. He has asthma, he is younger than 24, and he has had a high fever for several days.

Time to see the doctor again or see another.


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