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Headache, fever, diarrhea, tightness in chest, difficulty in breathing

I have been having a little issue for the past couple days....Saturday I had a headache , Sunday a headache a very slight tempeture, Monday and Tuesday watery diarrha and going often, and now right now there is a tightness in my chest around my sternum area, it hurts to lay any way I lay it hurts, and I feel like breathing is difficult.....What could this be? Should I go get help
Asked On : Sat, 7 Apr 2012
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013

Thank you for positing your query.

I have noted your symptoms and it appears that you have a gastroenteritis (flu) caused by a viral infection.

This condition is self limiting and would improve on own in a few days.

For relief of symptoms, you could take medications such as pantaprozole for abdominal pain/acidity and paracetamol for fever.

It may be useful to consult a general physician if symptoms persist beyond 5-7 days.

I hope my answer helps. Please get back if you have any follow up queries or if you require any additional information.

Wishing you good health,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad, India
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