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I have returned from a cruise last Sunday and have been ill with the flu since. Smyptoms include low fever (99.5-100), body aches, night sweats, fatigue. The cruise was from Haitai, Jamaica, Caymen Islands, and Mexico. The fever now seems to be gone, but all else remain. I also have Cystic Fibrosis, but so far this flu does not appear to have affected my lungs. This is day 9 of this and I was wondering if now that the fever is gone does that mean this is coming to an end?
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that is a good sign the fever is better

but you are still best to see a doctor to get an examination and a chest xray.

if you are coughing up sputum, you might need a sputum culture.

you could still have a silent pneumonia in your lung or fluid in your lungs.

you might still need a course of antibiotics or antiviral medication if you have an influenza flu viral infection.

with cystic fibrosis, your lung immune system can be less.

so best to see a doctor for a full exam and checkup

you can see a doctor at the ER or urgent care center or your primary care doctor this week.

let me know if you have other questions.

make sure you drink plenty of fluids

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This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.

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

You have been living with systic fibrosis --so you kno hw lung infections feel like very well.

Given that no shortness of breath or change in sputum, lung infection is not likely.

You got a viral infection --not flu --as your fever never went above 101 and you do not have any other symptoms like vomiting, diarrhea.

Your symptoms will gradually improve over a week or so.

Nothing concerning here.

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This is Dr. DAvid

how old are you?

if you are more advanced age, low grade fevers can be more worrisome.

you should see a doctor and get a chest xray just to be sure there is no silent pneumonia in your lungs

are you coughing up sputum?

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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.

You have been living with systic fibrosis --so you kno hw lung infections feel like very well.

Given that no shortness of breath or change in sputum, lung infection is not likely.

You got a viral infection --not flu --as your fever never went above 101 and you do not have any other symptoms like vomiting, diarrhea.

Your symptoms will gradually improve over a week or so.

Nothing concerning here.

Best wishes,

It was my pleasure to help you today.

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This is Dr. David

that is a good sign the fever is better

but you are still best to see a doctor to get an examination and a chest xray.

you could still have a silent pneumonia in your lung or fluid in your lungs.

you might still need a course of antibiotics or antiviral medication if you have an influenza flu viral infection.

with cystic fibrosis, your lung immune system can be less.

so best to see a doctor for a full exam and checkup

you can see a doctor at the ER or urgent care center or your primary care doctor this week.

let me know if you have other questions.

make sure you drink plenty of fluids

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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.

You have been living with systic fibrosis --so you kno hw lung infections feel like very well.

Given that no shortness of breath or change in sputum, lung infection is not likely.

You got a viral infection --not flu --as your fever never went above 101 and you do not have any other symptoms like vomiting, diarrhea.

Your symptoms will gradually improve over a week or so.

Nothing concerning here.

Best wishes,

It was my pleasure to help you today.

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This is Dr. David

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