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A 18-year-old female asked:

So for a few days i've had a sore throatthn starting yesterday i started coughing alot. i had a tiny fever but didn't check and my whole back was sore?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
URI: It sounds like you have an upper respiratory tract infection but it is hard to accurately diagnose you over the internet. Common causes are viral and bacterial.
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Flu: At this time of year it sounds like you have the flu. If it is less than 48 hours flu medicine might help. However, the best course is rest, fluids and antipyretics.

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Last updated Jan 2, 2015

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