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What causes fatigue along with sore throat and headache?

I have not felt well x 3 weeks. fatigue, sore throat, headache, body aches, nausea and diarrhea, chills and low grade fever. I might feel well x a week and then I am down right in bed. Today I went to Dr and he ordered chest X-ray and CBC, both came back normal. He prescribed me Augmentin. A flu swab was taken and results are not back. Is this something viral and will the antibiotic help or not?
Thu, 8 Mar 2018
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Hello,

It seems to be generalized viral infection but can be bacterial as well because symptoms are since two to three weeks.

Please follow the following treatment plan:
- Maintain hydration with lots of water
- Vital Z like electrolyte powder taken for replenish lost electrolyte
- Avoid excess spicy foods
- Fruit juice should be taken more
- Complete the course of prescribed antibiotic

If still no improvement, then stool routine micro examination and occult blood test done.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Parth Goswami
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