A 39-year-old female asked:

I have a fever at 100.4, achy back and legs, sore throat and mild congestion but no runny nose. occasional mild cough. how likely is it flu or strep?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
Influenza > strep: These are typical symptoms of influenza. However, a number of other viruses can cause the same symptoms. Strep throat usually causes severe sore throat and no cough.
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