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I got the flu on Thursday. My whole body aches. what can I…

I got the flu...

I got the flu on Thursday. My whole body aches. what can I do?

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?

I have not been to the doctor. I have been taking ibprophen every couple hours. This does help. Is there anything else I can do?

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

No I am normally a very healthy person.

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OK Thank you.

How old are you? Male/ Female?

How is your temperature?
Do you have any other symptom? sore throat?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I am 56. Female. I have had a fever off and on for 3 days. Probably around 100 degrees or so. But ibprophen helps. Very sore throat and coughing is painful. I can't eat at all. but I am drinking lots of water. I take a hot shower every day when the pain is the worst and it helps a lot. My sinuses are congested and I can stand any cooking smells. I try to get up and walk around a lot. Any other suggestions?
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I "can't" stand any cooking smells.....

Thank you for the input.
I am very sorry for your symptoms.
The symptoms sound can be a viral infection.
All viral ones are not flu.
Viral infection usually gets over in 3-5 days, sometimes get prolonged.
Advil or tylenol cold can be taken.
Please take plenty of fluid.
Have adequate rest.
You can do warm salt,water gargling.
1/2 tsf salt in 8 oz. of warm water would be good.
Please keep the room warm & humidified.
You can have one humidifier on.
I hope all these measures would give relief.
If the symptom continues, I would advise to take an examination by doctor.
A throat swab can be tested to check for a bacterial infection.
I hope this information will be helpful.
If you have any query, please feel free to ask.
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Wish you healthy life.
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