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Are blocked nose followed by severe headaches and tiredness symptoms of flu?

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Dr. Ivo Ditah

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Posted on Thu, 24 May 2018 in Infections
Question: I have had a stuffy nose for about 5 days now.i never devolped any other symptoms until a few days ago.i am having pretty bad heaqches and don't feel like myself mentally because I am tired etc.iI have a friend that has the flue.could I have the flue without having a eleveated tempeture?
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah 9 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Possible but not very common!

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

It is possible to have a flu without an elevated temperature though not very common. Note that not every flu requires antibiotics and as such you must not hurry to get some. For now, I recommend tylenol, rest, regular exercise and healthy diet. If nothing else such as temperature more than 100.5, extreme weakness, vomiting, etc. occurs, there is no need to seek further evaluation and care at this time.

I hope this helps and guides. I wish you well. Feel free to follow up with me if need be.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ivo Ditah 1 hour later
yes I appreciate your reply.i think I just had the common cold stuffy nose runny nose until I think I aspirated last night while eating.i had chest pain right away but never had doiffeiculy breathing.i couged this morning iand it hurt bad,i haven't coughed all day unitl now and it was aa level 7-8 pain in my chest from the cough.could the aspirated food cause this and do I need to seek help.i oky coughed a few times but it is extremely painful with no sputum except small undetected in thoroat.i had temp of 97 yesterday NOW IT is 99.7,what should I do?

I had no painful cough until I aspirated the food accidently.they had to open my eshogus this year so I am prone to aspirataing.i believe I could have aspiration pneumonia develop if I don't watch out for the sighns and symptoms,what do I need to do?

if I aspirated food into my lung which I think I did and I already had a cold what do I need to do now?i have a level 7 cough and I don't cough much but my chest hurts from the cough and my temp is 99.7 now.what should I do for the treatment of aspirsted food into lungs ?
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah 4 days later
Brief Answer:
YOu should be well at this time!

Detailed Answer:
Hi and sorry for the tardy response.

If this were simple flu, you should be greatly improved with no fevers at this time. Should you still have fevers, that would be a reason to seek for immediate help.

I wish you well and keep me updated.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ivo Ditah 23 minutes later
I have had no elevated fevers except one day about 4 days ago my temp got to 100.2.i had 2 nights of night sweats and all that is over.my temp had been normal every day.i have no stuffy nose except slightly and a lot better now.thank you for checking in on me.merry Christmas and god bles you and keep you safe and thanks for caring.
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah 45 hours later
Brief Answer:
God bless you, too!

Detailed Answer:
Hi and Merry Christmas to you.

I wish you a happy and prosperous new year 2018.

Am gladdened to know you are doing a lot better.


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Follow up: Dr. Ivo Ditah 18 minutes later
I appreciate you emailing me back.yes my cold symptoms got better but I was stressed one night a few days ago and started getting a headache that slowly worsened.i have had a mri done 2=3 times in the last few years and was told I had chronic vessel ischemia and I think that's what happened again since these headches are coming back again.

I am going to ask another discussion question about strokes and chronic vessel ischemia symotoms on another rquestion if you can answer ir you can reply on this is you can.the other night I developed left sided headache and it hasn't gone way.i think it is chronic vessel ischemia.i heard when the vessel tears it causing the headache and slowed down thinking.thats what has happened to me I think.my mri showed I had a small amount of chronic vessel ischemia.
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah 20 hours later
Brief Answer:
Not sure about that!

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Small vessel ischemia wouldn't cause just headaches. It often goes with neurological symptoms that you have not reported at this time. I will recommend that you continue with tylenol, rest and increased fluid intake for this only.

I wish you well and await your updates.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ivo Ditah 2 hours later
i am having severe headches.itwas just mild to moderate but it is severe at this time.should i be going to the er for severe headches.i feel like something is wrong.a few days ago it was severe like this and it got better but nmy pain lvel is a 9-10 in my head.does tghat require a trip to the er for a ct?somethiung is wrong to have this severe of a headache unrelieved by pain meds.
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah 24 hours later
Brief Answer:
I will not recommend an early trip to the ER at this time!

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thanks so much for this follow up.

I have looked at this information closely. There is really no urgency going to the ER at this time. I will suggest that you rather continue with the tylenol. If these headaches fail to resolve within 5days.

I will like to know how you are feeling this time around as concerns the headaches.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ivo Ditah 5 minutes later
yes.I defineltly rested with my headache yesterday and it got better.it is a lot better today with only no pain to mild pain to moderate.i will continue to rest.thank you sir.I know they say to go to the er if you feel you are in severe unexplained headache pain but the pain dimished yesterday .thank you sir.i will be resting today also.take care.thank you for replying.
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah 3 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Wishing you well!

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I am wishing you well. Keep me updated with your progress.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ivo Ditah 5 minutes later
thank you.you are a good doctor.i was going to go to the walkin clinic today but I felt much beeter whern I woke up.i have had ne fever since the elevated temp of 100.2 about a week ago.i had a bad allergic reaction to being around heavy cologone the other day abut feel better now.i believe my cold symptoms are about gone.i may have mild congestion but I am continuing to keep watch on myself.if I have any problems I will probly go to walkin clinic.i am scheduled to see a few of my doctors in the next week.take care
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah 7 hours later
Brief Answer:
I await your updates.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Am happy to know you are doing a lot better. I will appreciate you keeping me updated.

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