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Treatment for viral fever and flu - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi doctor
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   I've been ill for a week or so with headaches, stomach aches, exhaustion and a cough. I'm also not sleeping well. Could it be flu even though I have no temperature?
Doctor :   Yes, that is a likely possibility
Doctor :   There are others as well
Doctor :   which you need to think of
User :   Is it best just to keep taking paracetamol? And if it doesn't get better in another week or so go and see my GP?
Doctor :   No
Doctor :   It is not the right thing to do
Doctor :   You can do that for the first 3 days only
Doctor :   as simple viral fevers gets resolved within a week
User :   So I should go see my doctor and check there's nothing else wrong?
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   It is the right approach
User :   Thank you
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   No, that's all. Thank you for your help. Bye
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