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Suffering from flu, having cough, fever, body pain, chills, headache. Taking advil. Treatment options?

My husband and I both had the flu- coughing,fever, body aches, chills,etc.this past week. I am ok now, but he has a very bad headache and sharp pains (intermittent) on his sides. (about halfway down each side). Advil cold and sinus helps his head for a bit but it comes back as drugs wear off. He is still coughing (non productive) quite a bit but no fever now. He has had shingles before and says the side pain almost feels like that pain, very sharp but not constant. Any suggestions?
Asked On : Tue, 26 Mar 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Jun 2015
Hello dear...
All these symptoms suggest that your husband might be suffering from upper respiratory tract infection(most probably viral infection)

The management consists of:
1. Drinking of warm fluids to reduce throat pain
2. Antihistamines to provide symptomatic relief from cold & cough.
3. Anti tussive syrup to take care of the cough.
4. Analgesics to take care of pain & fever. will be better to consult your GP & start treatment.
Investigation like complete blood count & X ray of paranasal sinus will be helpful in clinching the diagnosis.

Wishing him a speedy recovery.
Thanks & take care.
Answered: Wed, 27 Mar 2013
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