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Viral infection causing headache, body ache, knee rash - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, I am 21 and female. I've been having symptoms of: headache more severe at night than day, body aches (chills and hot flashes), Neck and back aches, a inner knee rash thats going away, tiredness, and dizziness. I talked to a doctor recently and he said it could possibly be a viral infection. What kind and what should i do? I don't have health insurence so i don't know where I would go if I had to see a doctor. I live in XXX
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   Yes it could be a viral infection
User :   what kind? do you have an idea
Doctor :   Usually, the common viral infection that affects many people, is not necessary to know what virus
Doctor :   as long as it lasts for just a couple of days only
User :   ok so should i go see a doctor or do you think i'll be ok
User :   well its last for about a week now
Doctor :   if it persists beyond that then you will need blood tests to determine what it is
Doctor :   the symptoms you are tellin g
Doctor :   is serious
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