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Flu symptoms, swollen lymph nodes, body ache - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   dr i have had a low grade head ache for 2 days, today i woke up feeling flu like symtoms, and i noticed while puting deoderant on that i have swollen lymph nodes in both armpits and redness.......i am getting body aches all over, i went to urgent care and saw a PA...who seemed to think i have a bacterial infection.......she put me on question is: what the chance this is something serious, such as meningitis or something else, i have never had this happen before, i was in the for the last 6 yrs, i was givin an aids testabout 4 yrs ago came back neg(-)have been with the same woman for 10+ yrs...i do not use intravenus drugs or engage in risky behavior, but the speed at which i became ill worries me.....on a % scale what do you think....and why would the pa think bacterial infection..vs viral?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   Let me read your query
Doctor :   i am Dr here
Doctor :   well i have read your query
Doctor :   can you tell me your age please ?
User :   44
Doctor :   were any tests done when you saw your physician ?
User :   yes they took blood and urine....said urine was info in blood, and i got a chest xray and a prostate exam
Doctor :   are you having any fever ?
Doctor :   what was the chest x ray report ?
User :   all good on xray..........i have a mild fever 100.2
Doctor :   do you have diabetes or high blood pressure
User :   no
Doctor :   ok now let me answer your question
Doctor :   yes you do have typical signs of a bacterial infection
Doctor :   and there is nothing you should be worry about
Doctor :   cipro is the right medicine and it will take its course of time to work
Doctor :   i will advise you few things you can do
User :   how long before i can start to feel better
User :   on average
Doctor :   if the fever is not coming down you can take 500 mg tylenol
Doctor :   since when you stared the course of cipro ?
User :   today at 11am....suppose to take twicw daily
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   it will take minimum 2- 3 days before the antibiotics take full effect
User :   ok
Doctor :   please do take the complete course ad not leave in between even if you are feeling better
Doctor :   also like i said you can take tylenol now
User :   is swollen armpit lymph nodes common....ive never had it
Doctor :   and also you can have 1 tablespoon of honey and add few drops of limejuice and ginger juice
Doctor :   yes its because of the infection
Doctor :   have lots of water
User :   ok
Doctor :   have you had any shivering ?
User :   no...i
Doctor :   have fresh fruits like orange
User :   ok
Doctor :   it will take time and you will be fine
User :   ok thanks doc....bye
Doctor :   your most welcome
Doctor :   take care
Doctor :   bye bye
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