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What causes dry cough, headache, pain between the shoulder blades and joint pain?

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Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

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Posted on Sat, 2 Jun 2018 in Lung and Chest disorders
Question: I have a dry cough, bad headache, pain between my shoulder blades and more joint pain than usual.
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 26 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Possibility of viral infection is more likely.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Your all symptoms are suggestive of viral infection.
Viral infection can cause generalized weakness, malaise, joint pains etc along with dry cough and headache.
So drink plenty of fluids orally and keep yourself hydrated.
Avoid oily and spicy food.
Do warm water gargles and steam inhalation 4-5 times a day.
Apply warm water pad on affected joints and back.
Take combination of antihistamine (levocetrizine) and anti inflammatory (paracetamol).
Don't worry, you will be alright with all these.
Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.

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