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Been in bed since Monday , shivers ache deep in joints, probably

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Been in bed since Monday , shivers ache deep in joints, probably flue but beechams etc not really making a difference Any suggestions please thank you fiona
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
This is Dr. Davidsounds like a bad flu or influenza infectionyou should see a doctor and get an examination and blood test to confirm influenza infection.you might benefit from tamiflu antiviral therapy which has been shown to shorten the lengthen of flu infection.do you have a GP doctor you can see who can do some blood testsand a chest xray to check for pneumonia?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
your doctor needs to see your to do blood work to check for elevated WBC white blood cell counts.you might need a course of antibiotics.are you coughing up phlegm or mucous?