My son (15years old) has been sick since last Thursday. His symptoms: cough, headahce, bodyache,chest congested. During this time, he never has a fever. He saw doctors twice, all said it was not swine flu, could be some viral infection. He started to have sever backache yesterday morning, even 3 pills of Advil did not help that much. Later on yesterday, with heating pad and Advil , backache became a little better. This morning back hurts a lot again and knees and feet hurt too. Are all these pain caused by cold or flu virus ?
Yes, all of these symptoms could be caused by a flu virus, but if is not starting to eel better in the next couple of days, you should have him checed again. If he is doing worse, or is developing a fever, I would take him in sooner to be looked at. Continue the ibuprofen in the meantime and keep a close eye on him.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.