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A 47-year-old male asked about a 51-year-old female:

Flu or other? started sore throat, sinuses, cough. now lungs hurt when coughs, body ache, 100 fever, some yellow muc. takes tyl cold/flu (d) /nyq (eve

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 38 years experience
Mgt: It may be the flu caused by influenza virus, or another respiratory viral illness. It is important to rest, stay well hydrated and to monitor your temperature. Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is available to treat influenza. It is not uncommon to have muscular chest pain with coughing, but if you have any respiratory distress, please go to the ED. Most viral illnesses improve in a few days.
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