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Question
Posted by: Winston | 2018/08/22

Q.

Viral Infection lasting 5 days and pain in ribs/back

Hi, My son has had a viral infection coughing/sinus/headache/watery eyes for around 5 days and is complaining of body aches, especially ribs and back? Shall he just keep resting or should i got back to the doctor?

Expert's Reply

A.

Flu expert
- 2018/08/27

Hi Winston

Body aches can be an expected symptom/ part of the viral infection that he has, it can also be due to the coughing. I suggest that, if the fever and coughing increases together with the rib and back pain, that he should rather go back to the doctor, because then the infection could have spread to his lungs. Good luck and I hope he feels better soon. 

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