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North Adams, MA
A 20-year-old female asked:

I have a 100.2 fever, sneezing, coughing, running nose, sleepiness and nausea. is it a cold or the flu? i've had this for 2 days.

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Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Not clear: But there are simple tests for influenza A and B. If you do have those there is a medicine which helps but only if taken within 72 hours of onset. Go see your doc immediately. If it's a cold, more likely from your description, the old standby is chicken soup (Jewish Penicillin). Good luck!
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Dr. Gordon is correct. I have also seen strep present with just sneezing and runny nose with our without nausea. Getting seen and tested is a great idea!
Sep 23, 2015

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