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A 31-year-old female asked:

woke up this am sore throat stuffy nose. around 3 started aching all over and then around 7 got a fever of around 99.5 my usual is 96.7. cold or flu?

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Dr. Al Hegab
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Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
Can be either: But colds aren't usually accompanied by fever or sore throat/ muscle aches. At any rate looks like viral, so rest, fluids, salt water gargles, pain killers, if no improvement, see your doctor,, best wishes

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