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I woke up yesterday with a sore throat - hard to swollow, I

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I woke up yesterday with a sore throat - hard to swollow, I felt weak and had got and cold shivers plus my body was achyToday I feel the same, and now have dizziness and felt light headedIs this just the flu ?
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Doctor: Dr.Amita, Doctor replied 1 year ago
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Thanks for your question.

Please provide some additional information.

What is your age?

Do you have any rashes?

Do you have fever?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Im 35 femaleNo rash
Fever earlier today not now
Doctor: Dr.Amita, Doctor replied 1 year ago

Thanks for the information.

You have most likely developed acute viral pharyngitis which is a self limiting condition which usually resolves by itself over 3-5 days.

You need to take paracetamol 500mg 4-6 times a day for decreasing the body aches.You may also use salt water gargles to soothe the sore throat.

If the condition persists more than 5 days or if you develop high grade fever ( above 102 F) you need to have this seen by a doctor to rule out bacterial infection.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Thank youI thought it was a virus
I am just worried about going to work
So I will stay home tomorrow
Doctor: Dr.Amita, Doctor replied 1 year ago

Taking rest should help.Do keep yourself well hydrated to improve symptoms.

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