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I am a woman, 78. I have had the flu for 10 days. Last

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I am a woman, 78. I have had the flu for 10 days. Last Friday my chest X-ray was ok. My white count was normal. But I’m still running a temp. Of 102. I am hydrated. Is this ok?

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with the issue? In general, how has your health been lately?

My health was fine.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I had c-diff one year ago. Two broken bones in July.

Submitted: 5 months ago.Category: Medical
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Hello, this is Dr. Stan, thank you for your question. I am U.S. trained,

Board Certified and I have 30 years of patient experience and I am here to help you today.

I'm sorry you have an upper respiratory infection for 10 days with a continuing fever. Regardless of the findings on your chest x-ray, after 10 days, you should be taking an antibiotic such as Azithromycin to treat a secondary bacterial infection. Also, your doctor should request a full infection work-up to determine why you have a continuing fever. Please contact your doctor and schedule an appointment within the next 24 hours. If this were just the "flu" you should be fever free after 10 days.

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