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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   My husband and I came down with similar flu symptoms very quickly last Monday. Still sick. Should we go to the doctor or ride this out?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   May i know your symptoms ?
User :   My symptoms orginated with a very sore throat on Monday evening. By Tuesday morning, my husband and I were both down with severe flu symptoms. Fever up and down, sinus pain and congestion, but not sick to our stomach.
User :   We remained home all week and energy levels have remained very low, cough is getting worse
Doctor :   ok, i consider it to be a viral illness, better to get examined before you contact an secondary bacterial infection which can make situation worse
User :   To help me understand, why do you believe this is viral?
Doctor :   the sore throat and the fever are typical of viral infection
Doctor :   Flu is a viral infection
User :   OK, thank you for you help
Doctor :   You are welcome
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