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I have a sore throat & constant throbbing headache after i just got over a 24 hour flu. i'm lightheaded & restless as well. should i see someone?

4 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 50 years experience
Sore throat and HD: Yes mohammad i advise u to do so to make sure u don't have a condition that require antibiotic, good luck.
Dr. Kevin Passer
36 years experience
Maybe: You are probably light headed because of dehydration. You could be restless as a side effects to over the counter cold medications. You could try drinking some gatoraid to help with dehydration. You could also call your doctor or see one, he or she can examine you and make more specific recommendations. If you're not better soon, i would see someone.
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 22 years experience
Probably: By '24 hour flu' i'm assuming poor appetite with nausea and possibly vomiting/diarrhea. Most of your symptoms could be attributed to dehydration however, if they last for more than another 24 hours you should see a doctor.
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
If it persists: It would be helpful to know if you have other associated symptoms (fever, chills, loss of appetite, stiff neck, sensitivity to light or sound, nausea or vomiting, etc). If not, suspect that you are still feeling the effects of a viral illness and will recover uneventfully in the near future. If not, see your family doctor.

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