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Pain in the eye, cold, fever, headache and cough. Is this flu?

I have a bad cold and I have eye pain when I look left and right. I have a fever of 99.4 so not too bad. But I have a cough and feel really fatigued. This shouldn t be the flu or an infection right? I feel better with Motrin and am taking mucinex. My head feels pressured and partial headache . This is my 3-4th day in. How much longer should I stay home from work? Thank you very much! Amanda
Asked On : Fri, 5 Apr 2013
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Hi Amanda,

Based on the information provided it seems like you are having flu along with sinus issue called " SINUSITIS".

Sinusitis have different cause like it can be due to
1) allergy ,
2) some infection of sinuses, or
3) autoimmune disorders.
Mostly the headache and pressure your are facing is commonly seen in infective type of sinusitis hence you will also have post nasal dripping and fever, with pain on touch around the forehead and side of nose area.

CONSULT physician, he will prescribe the antibiotic to make it go away sooner , even thought it will go away on its own but will take longer time to come back to normal, more over their are chances of other complications.
Mean while inhaling steam therapy may help to open up sinuses and help to breath with ease.
Hope it helps.
Answered: Fri, 5 Apr 2013
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