A 43-year-old male asked:
Have chills, body pains, cough, dull head ache. had fever until yesterday (101). strep test -ve. flu test -ve. is this viral? or bacterial?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Pascolinianswered
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 19 years experience
Flu: Sounds like flu symptoms. Usually an illness would start as a virus then become bacterial. If this gets worse then you should see a doctor.
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Dr. Susan Arnoultanswered
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Viral: If your fever has gone away it sounds like you are getting better. If you are actually getting worse, the swelling in the throat is worsening or the high fever returns, ask your doctor for a throat culture.
3.8k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Nov 16, 2020
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