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I had a sudden fever, body aches, runny nose, sore, throat, and cough yesterday. is this a cold or the flu. two weeks ago i had strep throat. ?

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Dr. Richard Roberts answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Please get tested with a nasal swab for influenza. You have to take Tamiflu within 48 hours of onset for it to be effective.

Answered Oct 24, 2017

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Dr. Leah Alexander answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

It is not yet flu season (no reported cases yet), so you symptoms are most likely viral. I would recommend ibuprofen or acetaminophen for the pain and fever. Most cases of strep throat respond to the initial course of antibiotics. However, if the sore throat does not improve in 3 days or the fever lasts longer than 5 days, you should see your doctor.

Answered Nov 23, 2017

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Dr. Zachary Veres answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

sounds like an upper respiratory infection, FLU season hasn't really started yet

Answered Oct 10, 2015

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