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How Long Does Sore Throat Associated With The Flu Last
Cold symptoms since 2/11/14. Still congested, sore throat, chills and aches. Can the flu or cold last this long? Any idea what this can be? Thanks!
Last time I had flu, I had mild sore throat before fever & other symptoms appeared. I have a mild sore throat now, could it be the flu?
I had a cold last week, fully recovered and now I have the flu. Is this normal? What do you recommend? I have body aches & sore throat.
Secondary infection: The common cold is a viral illness affecting the upper respiratory tract. It is possible to develop a secondary infection with a bacteria since your immune system is weakened from the cold and usually occurs shortly after the cold improves. Unlike a viral illness, bacterial infections are treated with antibiotics. You need to see your doctor right away to be evaluated. A viral flu is less likely. ...Read more
Last week I had a sore throat for three days prior to flu symptoms- high fever, muscle aches, chills etc. Could it have been the flu all along?
Rash after the flu?Last week sick w/ fever,cough,sore throat and stuffy nose. Now still have a cough but feel alot better and mild rash on arm/face?
Sure it can: Occasionally, a patient shows up with sore throat, a mild runny nose, and tests positive for flu a or flu b. Sore throat isn't always just a strep throat or a cold. Many many illnesses have similar symptoms. . . Which is why a person should find a thorough doctor to listen to. Trying to self-diagnose by looking at the symptoms can make a person completely frustrated. Find one good doctor to trust! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, usually: Most cases of influenza start with upper respiratory infection symptoms, including fever, sore throat, cough, swollen lymph glands in the neck, and progress to more severe and productive cough as it effects the lower respiratory tract. Influenza can predispose the person to bacterial pneumonia as well, and in some patients, produce life-threatening lung disease. ...Read more
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