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Suffering flu since 3 weeks, still sore throat, cough, tiredness? How long to cure ?

Hi i was diagnosed with the flu about three and half weeks ago. Is it usual for someone to still be feeling ill. I have a sore tthroat - cough and very tired. I have gone back to work but don t seem to be able to cope with doing a full day. I am usually a well person and this has really taken it out of me. If this continues how much longer will it take for me to feel well again. thank you
Asked On : Sat, 23 Feb 2013
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Where are you located ? Do you have fever above 100*C with sore throat currently? There is a bad flu virus epidemic going on in certain parts of world. I would advice you to take healthy balanced diet with lots of fluids & rest for 7-8 hrs daily. Sometimes, people get repeated/next infection in couple of weeks. Chew cough lozenges & take hot fomentation for throat & see if you feel better. If you still feel same in next 5 days, visit your doctor & get blood work done to rule out any problematic bacterial throat infection.
Also, get Flu shot if you haven't taken yet.
Wish you a speedy recovery!
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