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A 39-year-old female asked:

My son has been sick for 5 days with aching legs, headache , fever and upset stomach. he is also getting congested in the head. could this be the flu?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Fever: Yes, his symptoms are compatible with the flu.
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Yes: Influenza is widespread right now, so the constellaton of symptoms you descibe certianly could be influenza. Could also be other viruses or strep, so best to have child tested to see what is what so appropriate therapy can be initiated. Drink lots of fluids and rest!

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