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My 24 yr old son has been down with the flu since Monday. He went to urgent care and they gave him tamiflu. Still today he says he feels terrible. His temp has been hovering around 99.8 but it was 104.4 when this all started. He is lightheaded all the time too. Should we go back to the doctor or er or just keep treating at home.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Thanks
Doctor: Dr Su S, Doctor(MD) replied 3 months ago

How is his appetite? food intake?
How is urine? stool?
Does he feel chest pain? shortness of breath?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
He has not eaten much just hasn't felt up to it.
He is urinating ok.
Stools fine.
He has a cough when he breathes but they did an xray at urgent care tuesday and said it was clear.
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
He's very weak, lightheaded when he gets up.
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
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Are you still with me Doc?
Doctor: Dr Su S, Doctor(MD) replied 3 months ago

Thank you for the input.
I am very sorry for his symptoms.
Flu or viral infection usually gets over in a week, sometimes get prolonged.
There can be a period of weakness, fatigue, malaise for some time.
As his fever has come down & the X ray is clear, you can wait & watch for another 2-3 days.
His stool, urine is fine too.Light headed feeling can come from dehydration.
Please give plenty of fluid.
He should have adequate rest.
Please try to give soft bland diet, soup, juice.
I hope all these measures would give relief.
If the symptom continues, I would advise to take an examination by doctor.
I hope this information will be helpful.
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Wish him healthy life.
Regards.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Ok thanks
Doctor: Dr Su S, Doctor(MD) replied 3 months ago

You are always welcome.
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Wish him healthy life.
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