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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I've been have these really strang symptoms and I want to know if it could be anything serious. My symptoms are : Headaches, Fever, Body aches, a small rash on the inside of my knees, tiredness, stiff neck and lower back, and dizziness. I'm so scared.
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   Since when are you having these symptoms?
Doctor :   May I know your age and gender?
User :   from saturday morning
User :   i am female and 21
Doctor :   Do you feel chills and shivering with the fever?
User :   I get constantly hot and cold... but yes i do get chills
Doctor :   How bad is your headache?
User :   RIght now its only slight but normally more towards the evening it gets so severe and i feel pressure all over
Doctor :   Do you have vomiting?
User :   no vomiting
Doctor :   Do you have any other medical illness?
User :   only polysistic kidneys
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Your symptoms are pointing towards infection, most probably a viral infection.
User :   what should i do?
Doctor :   Most viral infection will settle down in a weeks time with symptomatic medications.
Doctor :   I shall suggest you simple measures with some OTC medications.
Doctor :   1. You need adequate bed rest with proper and regular nutrition, this is the most important of all.
Doctor :   2. A few OTC drugs that you can find useful are,
Doctor :   Are you there?
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