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What Causes Body Ache, Headache, Neck Pain, Sore Throat, Fever And Nausea?

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Posted on Thu, 11 May 2017
Question: Super achy, headache, neck pain, sore throat, fever/chills, nausea. Temp 102.4 after Advil all day.
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Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
rest, fluids, paracetamol, chloroseptic

Detailed Answer:
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

AS you may suspect, you likely have a viral illness, this is the most common cause for the symptoms that you are describing.

In most cases, the infection reaches its peak by day 2 to 4, then plateaus and then there should be improvement.
The advil should be continued, paracetamol can be added to this to help bring down the temperature and help with pain control.

Cool liquid/food, tepid sponge bath would help with the temperature as well.

Chloroseptic spray or gargle or diflam or covonia spray- can be used to help with the sore throat

Dramamine or peptobisomol would help with the nausea

Rest would also be very important

Additional symptoms may develop as the illness evolves eg cough,runny nose, abdominal symptoms

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What Causes Body Ache, Headache, Neck Pain, Sore Throat, Fever And Nausea?

Brief Answer: rest, fluids, paracetamol, chloroseptic Detailed Answer: HI, thanks for using healthcare magic AS you may suspect, you likely have a viral illness, this is the most common cause for the symptoms that you are describing. In most cases, the infection reaches its peak by day 2 to 4, then plateaus and then there should be improvement. The advil should be continued, paracetamol can be added to this to help bring down the temperature and help with pain control. Cool liquid/food, tepid sponge bath would help with the temperature as well. Chloroseptic spray or gargle or diflam or covonia spray- can be used to help with the sore throat Dramamine or peptobisomol would help with the nausea Rest would also be very important Additional symptoms may develop as the illness evolves eg cough,runny nose, abdominal symptoms I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions