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How do you know if you have the flu or not?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Flu
Known exposure +tax symptoms can be guiding to the right diagnosis.
Typical flu symptoms i clued fever, usually >101 f, body aches, headache, mild dry cough, less so runny nose and sore throat. There is a test available to differentiate flu from other viruses.

In brief: Flu
Known exposure +tax symptoms can be guiding to the right diagnosis.
Typical flu symptoms i clued fever, usually >101 f, body aches, headache, mild dry cough, less so runny nose and sore throat. There is a test available to differentiate flu from other viruses.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Rapid flu & culture
The only definitive way is to get a rapid flu test and confirmatory culture from a doctor or hospital.
It involves getting a small amount of nasal washing. But usually the flu gives you crippling all over muscle aches and you feel like you know what.

In brief: Rapid flu & culture
The only definitive way is to get a rapid flu test and confirmatory culture from a doctor or hospital.
It involves getting a small amount of nasal washing. But usually the flu gives you crippling all over muscle aches and you feel like you know what.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Fever, muscle aches
True influenza infection is very bad.
.. People often refer to "flu" whenever they get a cold, however true flu patients often have103-104 fevers, are extremely tired, feel very sick, and ache all over.

In brief: Fever, muscle aches
True influenza infection is very bad.
.. People often refer to "flu" whenever they get a cold, however true flu patients often have103-104 fevers, are extremely tired, feel very sick, and ache all over.
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Dr. Edward Neilsen
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