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Have severe throat pain and body ache. No stomach problem. What to do?

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27 year old female woke up with severe throat and back(lungs?) pain, aches all over body, especially joints, no stomach problems, but cant swallow, can barely walk, dizzy. Had milder case yesterday, then got better last night, and now much worse. Very sever pain.
Posted Fri, 27 Sep 2013 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Pankaj Malhan 20 minutes later
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Viral ?

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Thanks for asking.

This looks like a viral infection.Sore throat, body aches, dizziness, fever i.e the more generalised symptoms in a normal adult person points towards the viral infection.

Please drink a lot of fluids, have a lot of rest, can take paracetamol for pain and fever.

Usually it has a self limiting course with the symptoms lasting for 3-4 days before it gets better.

If does not get better in a few days or any worse, consult your doctor for investigations.


Please let me know if you need more information.
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Follow-up: Have severe throat pain and body ache. No stomach problem. What to do? 18 minutes later
So this could have been picked up by pretty easily from anybody, hand to mouth exchange?
Answered by Dr. Pankaj Malhan 3 hours later
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Most of the viruses spread rather easily by any possible route, that is why a person is infectious for 2-3 days at the start of infection.
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