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Is there a flue bug going around? Our 45 year old son had a

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Is there a flue bug going around? Our 45 year old son had a flu shot about two weeks ago and now has flue symptoms, fever 102F, sore throat, a harsh cough, no appetite, hot and cold spells. Over night he took a Tylenol every 5-6 hours. The fever hasn't really subsided.
What home treatment should we give him or other thoughts.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.

I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

There are other cold viruses besides flu like adenovirus, norovirus etc.

Flu vaccine will not work against them.

Your son may have got one of these viruses.

Another possibility can be bacterial infection like streptococcal infection which will respond to antibiotic course

Hence, your son should see his doctor for throat swab.

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