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Suggest medications for flu symptoms

My friend has came down with flu symptons today, and has a presentation to perform for university tomorrow, which she cannot possibly do in this state. However the university require a doctor's note to allow her to change when she does the presentation. How would she go about getting one tonight?
Tue, 29 Dec 2015
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Hi Dear,

Welcome to HCM.

Understanding your concern. As per your query you have flu symptoms which are pointing towards upper respiratory tract infection leading to common cold, which can be caused by bacterial or viral infection. Need not to worry. I would suggest you to consult ENT specialist for proper examination. Avoid hot, sharp , spicy food. For now continue doing gargles and drink one spoon of honey mix with glass of lukewarm water. Doctor may order test like viral culture test , throat swab test and blood test to confirm the diagnosis and rule out causes. Doctor may prescribe antibacterial amoxicillin or anti viral acyclovir depending upon the diagnosis along with decongestants. You should take steam inhalation along with vaporizers.

Hope your concern has been resolved.

Get Well Soon.
Best Wishes,
Dr. Harry Maheshwari
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Suggest medications for flu symptoms

Hi Dear, Welcome to HCM. Understanding your concern. As per your query you have flu symptoms which are pointing towards upper respiratory tract infection leading to common cold, which can be caused by bacterial or viral infection. Need not to worry. I would suggest you to consult ENT specialist for proper examination. Avoid hot, sharp , spicy food. For now continue doing gargles and drink one spoon of honey mix with glass of lukewarm water. Doctor may order test like viral culture test , throat swab test and blood test to confirm the diagnosis and rule out causes. Doctor may prescribe antibacterial amoxicillin or anti viral acyclovir depending upon the diagnosis along with decongestants. You should take steam inhalation along with vaporizers. Hope your concern has been resolved. Get Well Soon. Best Wishes, Dr. Harry Maheshwari