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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have had a fever between 100+ - 102+ since Saturday (that I know of). All of my joints are painful (sharp, shooting pain) and I experience significant stiffness in my legs and lower back, especially when I stand from a sitting position (has been going on for awhile). Additionally, my feet hurt and tingle in the mornings when I stand. The ball of my right foot hurts throughout the day which I have also been experiencing for some time now. I am coughing significantly (not a dry cough), wheezing, and my chest hurts somewhat. I am not overly congested. My appetite has decreased. I am very, very fatigued. I have had some headaches but not many. I did make an appointment with my PCP today but would like your opinion.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   let me read your query
User :   hello
Doctor :   so you have developed a cold and cough and all these symptoms have begun, is this right ?
User :   Never a cold - just the symptoms I listed
Doctor :   do u have any nose blocks ?
Doctor :   any sorethroat ?
User :   No - although I have been taking Allegra and Nasonex to keep my passages clear
User :   No sore throat
Doctor :   this seems to be a streptococcal infection
User :   please explain
Doctor :   any streptococcal infection can cause, the symptoms that you have
User :   Treatment?
Doctor :   high grade fever, body and joint aches, congested nasopharyngeal tract , etc
Doctor :   you might need some antibiotics to clear the infection
Doctor :   but before that getting a few tests like ESR, and throat swab may help
User :   What is n ESR?
Doctor :   it is also called a sed rate (sedimetation rate) , a sign of inflammaiton
User :   Still do not understand - sorry
Doctor :   ESR = RBC sedimentation rate
Doctor :   this is a nonspecific sign, that increases when there is a infection or inflammation in the body
User :   I just looked it up and have a better understanding
User :   Will an antibiotic wipe it out?
Doctor :   yes
User :   Thanks - I guess I will find out after my visit with my PCP - I appreciate your time
Doctor :   treatment with antibiotic either amoxicillin or a azithromycin will help
Doctor :   amoxicillin or azithromycin would help
Doctor :   you are most welcome
User :   Okay - Just need to clear this up before I fly Thursday (I am a flight attendant).
Doctor :   yes, there are a few more days left
User :   Thank goodness!
Doctor :   you will recover with 2-3 days of antibiotics
User :   A passenger probably passed on germs to me!!
Doctor :   yes, travellers are frequently associated with infections of this sort
User :   A plane is an incubator for germs, that's for sure
Doctor :   yes it is,
User :   Have a good day doctor
Doctor :   you too
Doctor :   take care and have a speedy recovery
User :   Thank you
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