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What do fever, sinus drainage, coughs and body aches indicate?

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so I'm running a fever, have sinus drainage, coughs, and body aches, with chills and sweating.
Mon, 4 Jun 2018 in Medicines and Side Effects
 
 
Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
paracetamol, decongestant, antihistamine, cough suppressant, rest

Detailed Answer:
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

It is possible that you may have the flu. This would present similarly to the cold but would be more severe with symptoms such as aches, fever and chills.

Treatment would involve--(1)rest,
(2) paracetamol (tylenol) or ibuprofen to help with the fever and pain
(3)antihistamine, decongestant, cough suppressant. These may come in many over the counter medications, alone or in combination.
The antihistamine/decongestant would help with the sinus drainage.

There are different options

Tylenol cold and flu contains tylenol, a decongestant and a cough suppressant.

An antihistamine can be added to this eg claritine, zyrtec, allegra, benadryl

Advil cold and flu has advil and a decongestant. Robitussin ( cough suppressant) and an antihistamine, would need to be added.

These are some examples but there are other options.

In general symptoms tend to last 7 to 10 days, if they become very severe, then you should be seen by your doctor.

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
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Thank you!
 
 
Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James 1 hour later
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no problem

Detailed Answer:
No problem

If there are any other queries , can let me know
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