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Sweating, body ache, severe cough, sore throat, head ache. No improvement with medicines. Any home remedies?

I have had sweating, achy body, bad cough , chills, sore throat and head aches and jaw aches for 5-6 wks. now. I tried nightquil, dayquil, aleve , 10 days of cipro, Alegra-D and I still feel like crap and I have shortness of breath. I went to the doctor and had blood work done and spent $250 that I don t have. I have no insurance and no job. What would be a good home remedy for me besides suffering like I have? Or what do I have? When I eat, lie down, or talk I cough bad.
Asked On : Thu, 25 Oct 2012
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Dear patient,

It sounds like a more severe respiratory infection that may require antibiotics and therefore attempting home remedies is probably unwise; when infectious symptoms last so long, other possibilities such as tuberculosis, AIDS, etc should be contemplated as well.

Yours truly,

Dr Brenes-Salazar MD
Mayo Clinic MN
Answered: Fri, 13 Sep 2013
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