How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Abby Your Own Question
Dr. Abby
Dr. Abby, Board Certified MD
Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 10330
Experience:  Family Physician, practicing medicine for over 10 years, United States
20297917
Type Your Health Question Here...
Dr. Abby is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Hello, Ive have flu with no fever, it started 2 days ago

Resolved Question:

Hello, I've have flu with no fever, it started 2 days ago with throat pain, and yesterday throat pain went and didn't come back till I woke up today, I'm hardly breathing... Since my nose is closed and my throat really hurts is this supposed to be something normal? And what's the best way to cure it?
I've used these 2 medicines lately: Riagesic, Zetron, Should I stop using them? Please I need help, this is getting worse!
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Abby replied 6 years ago.
Hello,

Are you coughing at all?
Headache?
Just to confirm the riagesic is paracetamol, correct?
Is your throat red? Any swollen glands?
Is your nasal congestion yellow? Green? Clear? White?

Dr Abby
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
I cough sometimes,
Haven't had a headache
Yes correct.
Yeah it's a little bit red
No swollen glands.
It's yellow white-ish

And sorry I didn't mension the " I feel nausious whenever I eat ANYTHING "
Expert:  Dr. Abby replied 6 years ago.
I am sorry you are not feeling well.

It sounds like you have a viral upper respiratory infection given the sore throat, mild cough, nausea and nasal congestion.
What I would do at this point is continue with the Zetron and the paracetamol.
I would also start an over the counter cold medication such as sudafed to help with the nasal congestion.
You can use a nasal saline spray to help clear up your nose as well.
Steam/humidified air will also be helpful for the congestion.

Your throat may be more sore in the morning due to breathing through your mouth. Since your nose is so stuffy, you may have only been mouth breathing last night.

If you are getting worse, develop a fever of 101 or more, develop shortness of breath or severe headache I would see your doctor.
Otherwise, this will likely last about 5-7 days.

Feel free to ask any follow up questions,

Dr Abby

If you are satisfied with my help, please remember to click accept. Thank you!!
Dr. Abby and 2 other Health Specialists are ready to help you