What could causes body pain, chills, cough, head pain and sore throat?

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Posted on Fri, 4 Oct 2019 in General Health
Question: I think I have the flu or either a really bad sinus infection. I am aching all over, got the chills really bad, can't quit coughing my head hurts bad my throat is really sore and when I blow my nose it is thick and yellow and I'm coughing constantly. I've been using over the counter meds but that doesn't seem to be working. I think I might need antibiotics. Thanks for your help. XXXXXXX XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi 33 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Your symptoms seem to be related to sinusitis.Follow the advice below

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

I read carefully your query and understand your concern.
Your symptoms seem to be related to sinusitis.It is caused by a bacterial infection.

Some advice that I can give to you are:
-Prescribed antibiotics are the first line of treatment. You should consult your doctor about this treatment.
-For the ache I suggest ibuprofen 400 mg 3 times a day
-For the nasal congestion I suggest nasal saline spray
-Take vitamin supplements to boost the immune system
-It is very important to drink liquids.
-Also try to use a humidifier at home to help you with the nasal congestion.

Hope my answer was helpful.
If you have any other questions I'll be glad to help you again.

Kind regards!
Dr.Dorina Gurabardhi
General &Family Physician
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