A member asked:

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 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

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.

Answered Apr 17, 2014

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Dr. Bernstein Joel answered

Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

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.

Answered Aug 3, 2015

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