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Considering going to the ER - Flu maybe, maybe not... watch

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    Yesterday I started feeling sick at work (night shift). Throat pain, cough, fever... not too bad. Came home drank green tea, felt better. Went shopping, came home dead tired, drank tea, ate fruits, went to sleep... woke up couple of hours later feeling nausea... ever since I throw every few hours, my eyes having the worst eye infection ever, non of the drops help, it is probably viral and should get worse... I cant swallow anything... like the brain stops the process of swallowing because of the enormous throat pain. My eyes have yellow and greenish discharge (which means it is really bad infection). Runny nose with green mucus (which means infection in progress).
    Never been to a hospital because of a flu but this one is scary...
    Now I feel a bit better but each wave is worse....
    Not sure what is better waiting 4-6 hours to get some help in the ER or just rest at home.
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    Can you still swallow water? Have you got an out of hours GP service you can phone and ask for help?
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    (Original post by cheshiremum)
    Can you still swallow water? Have you got an out of hours GP service you can phone and ask for help?
    I struggle drinking water. It takes minutes to drink a cup. I don't want dehydration now too...

    It is either ER or rest.
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    They can't do anything for a virus. And you risk infecting other people by going somewhere like that.
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    (Original post by Tiger Rag)
    They can't do anything for a virus. And you risk infecting other people by going somewhere like that.
    Another thing I took into consideration.

    I am going to the doctor in the morning. The overall feeling is better (I rest and drink, solid food for now). Howevr, the infection signs are worse.
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    (Original post by Kathy89)
    I struggle drinking water. It takes minutes to drink a cup. I don't want dehydration now too...

    It is either ER or rest.
    You're going to go to A&E because you have a virus and it takes you minutes to drink a cup of water?

    Are you aware that ambulances are currently queuing outside the A&E departments?
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    If you've got an eye infection, then I do believe this is something that the chemist can advise you on. I've used them for minor medical problems.

    All you can really do for flu is drink plenty of fluids and rest.
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    (Original post by Etomidate)
    You're going to go to A&E because you have a virus and it takes you minutes to drink a cup of water?

    Are you aware that ambulances are currently queuing outside the A&E departments?
    (not in UK)
    It takes a long time to drink when you can't swallow.

    Visited a doctor this morning, got lots of meds, the order was 'rest and tea'.
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    (Original post by Tiger Rag)
    If you've got an eye infection, then I do believe this is something that the chemist can advise you on. I've used them for minor medical problems.

    All you can really do for flu is drink plenty of fluids and rest.
    It is not an eye infection... it's multi-system... it's a virus or a bacteria (waiting for the lab results) probably a virus.
 
 
 
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