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Flu symptoms and nasty cough for almost a week

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I have been sick sense Saturday so six days now with what I think is the flu. Started achy all over a 101.8 temp and just tired. The aches lasted a few days my temp was around 101-102 for first few days and now is around 99-100. For the last few days I have developed a nasty cough I can't seem to shake and my temp is still around 99-100. Is this normal flu cycle? I am 36 and other wise healthy man but over weight.

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Thank you for asking your query at DoctorSpring.

This is not a typical flu cycle, but still this is most likely to be a viral infection. (Common flu is a type of viral infection). Another less likely possibilty is a bacterial infection. At this point, I would like to know some additional information from you, so that any danger signs can be ruled out.

1. Is there a history of travel outside your locality / state / country in the recent past ?

2. Are you having any decreased urine output ?

3. Do you have breathlessness, abdominal pain, loose stools, severe headache or sore throat ?

4. Is there any active wound ulcer or discharge ?

5. Are you taking any medication for this fever ?
You can reply as a followup.

Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy
Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
MBBS from Sri Ramachandra University in December 2011
M.Med (Family Medicine) - TNMGR University, Chennai
MBA-MPH in Public Health in March 2016, SRM University
Finished AFIH in March 2016, SRM University
MRCP ( UK ), Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, June 2016
Fellowship in Diabetology from Martin Luther University in January 2017

Currently Resident Physician, in MD Radiodiagnosis - Kamakshi Memorial Hospital, Chennai
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