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sore throat, persistent painful cough, had high fever, little blood in phlegm, blocked nose. hot cold flashes, and weakness. non smoker. serious?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Seasonal flu: is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve, Advil) or Tylenol (acetaminophen) are also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your PCP for examination.
Answered on Feb 10, 2015
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