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A 36-year-old male asked:

Hi doctor, about a week ago my tummy was runny but nothing serious. i went for a flu injection on thursday. since this week i started with a bit of a sore throat and and a cough. no high fever. what do you suggest?

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
Neonatology 38 years experience
Rest, time: This is likely a viral throat infection, and most usually run their course in 5-7 days. The treatment is supportive care for your symptoms. I suggest a gargle of warm salt water a few times daily, throat lozenges to soothe your throat, and a soft diet with lots of clear liquid intake. If this does not help or you encounter a fever, see your doctor or go to an urgent care center for more help
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