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How long will the flu last and how can I expedite recovery

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How long will the flu last and how can I expedite recovery? I have had flu like symptoms for over two weeks.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  khagihara replied 6 years ago.
It doesn't seem to be strep throat, but flu. It usually lasts for 2-3 weeks. Take acetaminophen, aspirin, ibuprofen, ketoprofen, or naproxen for the aches and fever. You should see a doctor to check your ear because you may have ear infection. You could have mixed infection (viral and bacteria).
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