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A 31-year-old male asked:

sore throath and some flu symtoms for more than a week. over the counter flu medicine helps just a little.

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Dr. David Fink
Family Medicine 39 years experience
May want to see doc: If you're having symptoms for more than a week, depending on their severity it may be worthwhile to see your doctor to get examined.
Dr. Karen Dantin
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Ok: Flu this year is very tenacious. If purulent sputum or persistant more tha 2 weeks see your doc.

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How to treat a sore thoat fast?

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