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I developed the symptoms of flue since yesterday evening(sore throat, runny nose, headache and my eyes are teary). i am not sure of what steps to take since there is corona virus outbreak. please assist?

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Dr. Robert Kwok answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Some thoughts...: Throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor (call first) if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly. COVID-19 infections tend to have cough, whereas strep usually lacks cough but has more throat pain.

Answered 3/19/2020

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