Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
145 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

Does flu infection lead to backache?

Hello, During the last three months I suffered from flu, I took two antibiotics, herbs and all traditional medicines for sore throt, running nose and sweating. Now I am feeling better, but for two days I feel pain in my back like intercostal neuralgia. Is it possible this pain to be as a result of bacterial infection an the flu i was fighting with for a long time. My question is how to treat it. Thank you.
Tue, 8 Apr 2014
Report Abuse
Psychologist 's  Response
Hello,

I had gone through the case and found that this pain might be due to coughing if you have which causes inflammation of intercostal tissue which irritate during coughing or breathing.

But might be infection persist till now , so I will advise to go for Chest X-ray with hemogram blood test to rule out the infection.

After getting the correct diagnosis take proper treatment. Meanwhile take multivitamin for the weakness.

Hope my answer will be effective for you.

Thanks
I find this answer helpful

 1 user finds this helpful

2 Doctors agree with this answer

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

I woke up this morning with lower back pain and felt queasy and just generally lousy. Had no appetite though I have eaten a piece of toast and have...

Recent questions on  Neuralgia

doctor1 MD

Had a MRI of brain and this is what came back: No mass effect or midline shift. No intracranial hemorrhage or extraaxial fluid collections. The...

doctor1 MD

I have MS just changed to secondary progressive after 24 years but my face pain kills me am on oxycarmazepeine which helps but still get attacks....

doctor1 MD

I have had trigeminal neuralgia for approximately 15 years. On Dec. 20th & Jan. 3rd I had cataract surgery. First the left eye, then the right eye....

doctor1 MD

my wife has being diagnosed to have neuropathy( severe pain in her upper jaw).She has had many surgerys on her teeth and her pain tallerance is...

doctor1 MD

81 years old, Caucasian, not over weight, use KETO diet, low blood pressure, CEO of boat building company work 7 days a week, live in China....

doctor1 MD

Hi I.am XXXXXXX , My friend has something that looks like blisters but they are not she can't even touch anything because it really hurts, can you...

doctor1 MD

i had a abdominal hernia surgically repaired with a fiberglass patch5 years ago. I now have tenderness in the general area of my surgery. I don't...