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I came down with the flu Thursday. Still feeling bad

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...achy, no energy, cough is...
I came down with the flu Thursday. Still feeling bad ...achy, no energy, cough is getting better. Still having to take Advil for feverish symptoms. Just wondering when I should go back to work. I am assuming this is viral and not bacterial.
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Health Professional: Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist replied 2 years ago
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Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Yes this is likely viral infection since you are improving gradually.

You are not contagious 5 days after the onset of the symptoms.

Hence you can go back to work this week if possible.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Thank you for your quick response. I rarely need a Doctor, but like now I don't know if I could drive and then sit in a waiting room. Thank you again.
Health Professional: Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist replied 2 years ago

Very welcome

You should recover fully by next week.

Best wishes

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Just an FYI, feeling worse today. I managed to get to urgent care. I needed some medications because my left lung had begun to have fluid in the lower apex. I appreciate your assessment, but it now shows me I should have gone to Urgent care yesterday. I'm still not exactly sure how much the charge was for yesterday but I don't believe I can use this service in the future but thank you.
Health Professional: Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist replied 2 years ago

Thanks of the update.

Online assessment cannot replace clinical evaluation.

However you did the right thing since you were not feeling better today.

Best wishes

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