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Cold, headache, fever, pain in shoulder blade, joint pain. What could it be?

thanks i have been nursing a cold for the last 3 to 4 days.i have a throbbing headache which seems to never go away.Last night i was running a fever and i felt some pains inbetween my shoulder blades.I went ahead and took a water bottole and it gave me some relief.My joints are in pain and i am soooo sleepy all the time.what could my body be fighting ?what can i take ?
Asked On : Thu, 18 Oct 2012
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Infectious Diseases Specialist 's  Response

Welcome to HCM.

Your symptoms are suggestive of flu like illness which is caused by virus called influenza. Viral fever is usually associated with weakness and myalgia and is usually self limiting. They subside within 7-15 days. You can take over the counter painkillers for the body ache and rest is a must. I suggest you sleep as much as possible and have a nutritious diet with adequate water.
Headache could be due to sinusitis. Steam inhalation would help relieve the headache.
Answered: Tue, 26 Nov 2013
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