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I have been running a fever all week, with extremely painful sore throat and a productive cough. I went to my doctors today and was told I had the flu which turned I to a secondary I infection and was given antibiotics. Now I have conjunctivitis also. Is this common

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with the cough? Are you having any other symptoms?

Since Tuesday. Very weak also. Rapid strep test negative, but I still think strep.I've never had so many issues at once

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Eye
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Eye Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (non-eye specialty) replied 4 months ago
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Eye Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (non-eye specialty) replied 4 months ago

Hello Nikki,

I am sorry for your prolonged multiple lingering symptoms.

Flu or viral illnesses lower our body immunity and during that time, secondary infections (which you have; bacterial infection and conjunctivitis) are not uncommon.

You may take following which will increase and boost up the body immunity;

1) Omega 3; Fish oil capsule and flaxseed oil capsule.

2) Ginkgo Biloba

3) Zinc 30 mg.

4) Probiotics.

5) Vitamin C.

You may take any two or three of above.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

Thanks for using Just Answer.

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