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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
Pain Management 36 years experience
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.

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Last updated Feb 10, 2015

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