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Suffering from chest congestion, cough, fever, abdominal pain and joint pain. Required treatment?

Jan 2013
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Woke up in the early am w joint pain. Bilateral hands and wrists. I could barely grasp objects. Both ankles also hurt and neck. Chest congestion and cough started two days prior. A week ago fever 101.7 for 24hrs w abdominal pain but that has since resolved. Yesterday joint pain was bilateral hips, neck and ankles?
Posted Sun, 14 Apr 2013 in Infections
Answered by Dr. Mayank Bhargava 1 hour later
Welcome to XXXXXXX forum.

With the available described symptoms, there appears to be possibility of Acute viral upper muscle ache.
Myalgia is an integral prodromal symptom of viral infection.
Presence of body ache, chest congestion, fever and cough suggests the diagnosis.
There could also be possibility of viral infection induced arthritis.
Viral infections has span of 3-4 days during which symptoms may persist.

You should consult with XXXXXXX medicine specialist and should go for thorough check up.
You should also go for complete blood count, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, chest x XXXXXXX
You should take complete antibiotic course, decongestants, mucolytics and muscle relaxants.
You should avoid cold drinks, curd and oily food.
Perform gargles three times in day; a glass of lukewarm water with a pinch of salt.

Hope that helps.
Let me know your other query.
Take care,
Dr. Mayank Bhargava
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