When I swallow, my throat and ears are sore. I have some phlem, a cough, and occassional headaches. Is this the flu?

Possibly. This may be the flu. It can also be any number of viral illnesses. If it continues seek the advice of you physician.
Unlikely. Sounds most like a cold or sinus infection. The flu, specifically influenza, has high fever, headache and body aches, and a severe cough. It is more like a pneumonia. There is a quick test for influenza that can be done by your physician. Influenza most commonly occurs between november and march.

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I've had the flu, I'm just now getting over it. My throat is still sore & everytime I swallow my left ear hurts. How can I fix this??

Herbs, homeopathy. The pain in your ear is likely referred pain from your throat. Useful natural remedies for the flu include Sambucol (elderberry extract), andrographis & oregano oil. Try chewable Vit C 500 mg every 2-3 hours, zinc lozenges, and propolis tincture. Homeopathy can also help- see www.likecure.com/acatalog/flu_remedies.html and www.joettecalabrese.com/blog/homeopathy/sore-throats/ Read more...

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If you want further. advice and/or treatment, you need to get a formal consult with one of our physicians or see your own doctor. HealthTap can't give specific advice or treatment on this portion of our app. If you want general information about influenza, you can go to www.cdc.gov and search "Diseases & Conditions" or go directly to "influenza. Dr. Anne. Read more...

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