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I am 52 years old; do not usually get sick. Currently I am

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I am 52 years old; do not usually get sick. Currently I am running a temp of 102 with aching joints (all over), eyes burn, nose is starting to congest...generally feel like crap. Was wondering if this sounds like the flu? And what is my best plat of attack?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Dan B. replied 5 years ago.
Doctor DanB : Hello and thanks for your question. This certainly does sound like the flu. Unfortunately, I don't know that there's much that can be done except suffer through it, but DayQuil and NyQuil products work pretty well at getting people with the flu through it.
Doctor DanB : Does that make sense?

Not to me. Thanks for your help.

Doctor DanB : What questions do you have?

One more chest is congested and hurts deep when I cough...

Doctor DanB : This also goes along with the flu. How long have you had this?

Since Sunday evening...progressively worse throughout the day yesterday. Not too bad this morning.

Doctor DanB : I would say that by Friday or Saturday you should probably start to turn the corner and be getting better. If you're not getting better by then, you should probably see your doctor because a sinus infection or pneumonia can set in after the flu if your symptoms don't go away completely.

Thanks Doc, have a good day.

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