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A member asked about a 59-year-old male:

Is this just a virus or should see doc? fever/chills, sore throat, husky cough with a bit of bloodyish phlegm coughed up, and body aches. day three.

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Difficult to tell: The symptoms you have reported could certainly be a viral illness which will abate on its own. Given the fact that you have waited three days, it is best to see your doctor as you may have a treatable illness or be at risk of infecting others.
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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 61 years experience
Viral infection: The symptoms are consistent with a viral infection. If the symptoms last for more than 10-14 days, i would strongly urge you to see your primary care physician.
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Last updated Aug 3, 2015

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