Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
152 Doctors are Online

Is it normal to have scratchy throat after influenza exposure?

Apr 2013
User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

General Surgeon
Practicing since : 2009
Answered : 3014 Questions
Hi I was exposed to influenza on Tuesday at 4pm...this morning I am mildly achy and have a scratchy throat and just dont feel up to "snuff"...I am 64 and have not had the flu shot...what should I do? XXXXXXX
Posted Wed, 29 Jan 2014 in Infections
Answered by Dr. Ivan R. Rommstein 41 minutes later
Brief Answer: Hi and welcome to XXXXXXX Detailed Answer: Thanks for the query. Nothing special. It still may not be flu. It can be just mild throat irritation, but even if this is a flu you should treat it at home as usual. It seems like you dont have some serious diseases which may aggravate flu infection and be harmful for your general health. Also, there is no purpose of vacciantion now. So just drink plenty o fluids, warm teas, vitamin c, nose irrigators and rest. If there is fever more than 39C, coughing with breathing difficulties or signs of dehydration,then you should visit doctor. Wish you good health. Feel free to ask. Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Procedures

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask an Internal Med Specialist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor