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A 30-year-old female asked:

i've had flu like symptoms: chills, sore throat, fever, & body aches. took tamiflu (oseltamivir). now 7 days in, i'm not feeling better throat hurts a lot & coughing?

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Dr. William Culviner
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Secondary infection : Sounds like a viral or flu syndrome with muscle aches, pains, sore throat, and cough. Fever is common with many viruses. Give the symptoms a little more time to improve- 2-3 days. Take Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen for the fever. Drink plenty of fluids. If symptoms are progressively worsening, then you may be developing a bacterial throat or lower respiratory infection. You may need to see md rx.

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Last updated Nov 9, 2020

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