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Suggest remedy for frequent infections, lower back and shoulder pain

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Posted on Tue, 12 May 2015
Question: Hi, my husband has had a string of illnesses in the last month. Food poisoning, to severe cold symptoms. He just finished an antibiotic for a sinus infection last week and he is back to having a fever, cough, sore throat, and sinus pressure and says he has the scent of ammonia stuck in his nose. He is an overall healthy guy: 36 years old, 6ft. 178lbs, in the Army and under a lot of stress. It doesn't help that our kids bring home germs but why isn't he able to fight them off? He also complaining of moderate lower back pain with sudden shooting pain through right shoulder and arm. He has been hydrating all day and urinating clear. Thanks for any advice.
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Answered by Dr. Noble Zachariah (27 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Screening required

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Welcome and thanks for your query.
I understand your concern for your husband and appreciate it.
As he is getting frequent infections, he should have a thorough screening for conditions like diabetes and occult infections that can decrease the immunity.
Also stress, anxiety and depression are known to make one more prone for physical illnesses and the response to them.
Do get back to me if you have more queries.
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Brief Answer: Screening required Detailed Answer: Hello, Welcome and thanks for your query. I understand your concern for your husband and appreciate it. As he is getting frequent infections, he should have a thorough screening for conditions like diabetes and occult infections that can decrease the immunity. Also stress, anxiety and depression are known to make one more prone for physical illnesses and the response to them. Do get back to me if you have more queries.