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Suggest treatment for headache, fever, body aches, chills, diarrhea and cough

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Posted on Tue, 23 Aug 2016
Question: Hi, I am 50 yrs. old, in great shape, and overall healthy. My concern is, Last Wednesday I was on a Roof during a major Downpour for about an hour fixing a leak. I got done, went in and changed my clothes to dry ones, and about 2 hours later, changed my wet shoes and socks into dry ones. A few hours later, as I was laying down to bed, I noticed I had the Chills. So I climbed into bed, covered all up and got warm, fell asleep, and the next morning I woke up with a Headache, Bodyaches, the Chills, and a cough. The next day was the same, only seemed to be getting worse. By Sat. & Sun. I was coughing a lot more and running a Fever of 102. Come Mon. morning, I was coughing up nothing but Flem all day, the fever broke, and the Headache started to go away. Now Tues. I am coughing a lot, but no Flem, The last time I ate was Fri. evening. since then only 1 Peach. had small Bowel movement Sun., just the Runs, and one yesterday, small Diarreah type movement. Now today, this morning, I have a Headache from coughing so much, with nothing coming up, and my Chest and Stomach also hurt. What do I have, or has something Poisoned me to make me feel this Sick ?
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (48 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Possibility of viral infection is more.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
No need to worry for poisoning.
Possibility of viral infection and cold due to working with wet clothes is more.
So don't worry about poisoning or other serious diseases.
Do you following things for better symptomatic relief.
1. Avoid oily and spicy food. Avoid junk food.
2. Drink plenty of fluids orally and keep your self hydrated.
3. Do warm water gargles 5-6 times a day.
4. Do you steam inhalation 4-5 times a day.
5. Take combination of antihistamine and anti inflammatory drugs.
6. Also take broad spectrum antibiotic like levofloxacin or Azithromycin.
Don't worry, you will be alright with all these.
Please let me know if you are taking any medicines or not.
I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
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Suggest treatment for headache, fever, body aches, chills, diarrhea and cough

Brief Answer: Possibility of viral infection is more. Detailed Answer: Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic. I can understand your concern. No need to worry for poisoning. Possibility of viral infection and cold due to working with wet clothes is more. So don't worry about poisoning or other serious diseases. Do you following things for better symptomatic relief. 1. Avoid oily and spicy food. Avoid junk food. 2. Drink plenty of fluids orally and keep your self hydrated. 3. Do warm water gargles 5-6 times a day. 4. Do you steam inhalation 4-5 times a day. 5. Take combination of antihistamine and anti inflammatory drugs. 6. Also take broad spectrum antibiotic like levofloxacin or Azithromycin. Don't worry, you will be alright with all these. Please let me know if you are taking any medicines or not. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.