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Maybe I've had the flu for 8 days now and its not much

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Maybe I've had the flu for 8 days now and its not much better.
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: no. I take mucinex d for congestion, aspirin for body aches and nyquil to sleep at night/
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I get pnemonia almost every other year.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 month ago.

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I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with your reply momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 month ago.

What are your symptoms now?

Do you have fever, breathing difficulty?

How old are you?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
no just body aches, nausea occasionally headaches and full lungs
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I'm 5 months away from medicare and have no insurance right now. I think a strong antibiotic would do the trick.
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 month ago.

Thank you for all the information,
Viral infection usually continues for 3-5 days
However, in most cases it clears up in a week.
Sometimes secondary bacterial infection can occur.
Please take plenty of fluid & have rest.
Room can be kept humidified.

If the symptoms continue or if you feel breathing difficulty, I would suggest to take an examination by doctor.

I am sorry for your insurance problem.

Antibiotic can not be prescribed on line without examination in person.

I hope you will understand the ethical problem.

You can visit an urgent care or a free clinic.
I hope this information helps.
If there’s anything else I can do, please let me know.
If you are satisfied, please rate my answer as good or excellent.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
OK that is what I expected. THanks,
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 month ago.

You are always welcome.
Best wishes.