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Dr. D. Love
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I started with sore throat week ago - spent past 2 days

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Hi , I started with sore throat week ago - spent past 2 days in bed with the third sleepless night . Flu symptoms . Coughing , strong sneezing and feel rubbish . Hot n sweaty. Bit headache etc .
I have my sons wedding on Thursday - is there any quick cure that can help me ?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 1 year ago.
Hello from JustAnswer. Unfortunately, there is no easy cure for viral infections, whether the flu or another of the common upper respiratory viral infections. There are medicines that can help to shorten the duration of a flu infection, but they need to be started within 48-72 hours to have any effect. Similarly, there is some evidence that zinc lozenges can help shorten generic upper respiratory viral infections, but again, only if started within the few few days. Otherwise, the only interventions would be supportive care, such as getting plenty of rest and drinking good amounts of fluids, and symptomatic relief, such as with paracetamol or cough syrups, are the usual interventions for these infections. If I can provide any additional information, please let me know.
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 1 year ago.
Please let me know if I can provide any further assistance. If you would like my assistance with any future questions, I can be reached through my profile at www.justanswer.com/medical/expert-DrDLove/