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A 31-year-old male asked:

I was diagnosed with a strain of swine flu and i am still experiencing high fever and nausea on and off during the day. is this a side effect of meds or should i get a follow up consult?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Something.: Influenza doesn't by itself keep giving fever for more than a few days. but pneumonia often occurs after flu
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Yes: get a follow up consult. Evaluation will determine if you have developed any complications of the FLu. Remain adequately hydrated.
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Mgt: If you have chills,shortness of breath or cough, you may have a lung infection. Secondary bacterial illness is one complication of the flu.

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Last updated Nov 28, 2017

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