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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?

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Dr. Patrick Mckenna
Preventive Medicine

In brief: Yes

The sore throat was probably a 'prodrome' to your current illness.
Many viral illnesses start out with realtively minor symptoms before progressing to more severe symptoms.

In brief: Yes

The sore throat was probably a 'prodrome' to your current illness.
Many viral illnesses start out with realtively minor symptoms before progressing to more severe symptoms.
Dr. Patrick Mckenna
Dr. Patrick Mckenna
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Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

Viral respiratory infections frequently begin with a sore throat.
If your symptoms have not completely resolved, see your Dr.

In brief: Yes

Viral respiratory infections frequently begin with a sore throat.
If your symptoms have not completely resolved, see your Dr.
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Dr. Darrell Herrington
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatrics - Pulmonology

In brief: Mgt

It may be due to influenza, although it is early in the season.
Other causes can include respiratory viruses and Strep.

In brief: Mgt

It may be due to influenza, although it is early in the season.
Other causes can include respiratory viruses and Strep.
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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