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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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What are the symptoms of flu?

Hi, my husband is 58 years old. He is in good health and on Wednesday came down with fever and cold-like symptoms. He took some over the counter meds like Advil Cold & Sinus and Nyquil. Yesterday he developed a red rash all over his body. He went to the clinic and an FNP gave him a steroid shot and an rx for steroid pills. The rash is better today but his jaw is hurting badly and he can hardly talk. Should he go back to the clinic? These are weird symptoms! Oh, they tested him for flu and it was negative. And the fever is gone. thanks.
Mon, 20 Apr 2015
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Hello and thank you for your question
Flu symptoms are cough, fever and body aches. The rash was probably from the viral infection that was causing his cold like symptoms. If his jaw is hurting so badly that he can hardly talk he needs to go back to the clinic and be seen again. That is not a normal symptom of a viral infection.
I hope he is better soon
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