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symptoms of viral illness go away and come back?

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is it possible for the symptoms of viral illness to go away and come back for weeks at a time. I am going through cycles of malaise/fatigue/no appetite (flu like), white tongue, watery eyes and then i get better and then days later its starts over again.

i have no fever, only an occasional fever of up to 99.0. no diarrhea, no cough,no sore throat I cant shake this bug.

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replied February 23rd, 2011
Cold, Flu and Viral Infections Answer A19931
Hello and thank you for posting your medical question on E health Forum.

From the history provided it seems that you have recurrent episodes of viral infections which might be associated with a state of reduced immunity.

You might consider to consult a doctor and get blood tests including that for antibody levels to know the exact cause of your recurrent symptoms.

I hope this helps.

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