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  1. Sore Throat - Home Treatment

    Home treatment is usually all that is needed for a sore throat caused by a virus.

  2. Sore Throat - Preparing For Your Appointment

    A list of questions that will help your health care professional diagnose and treat Sore Throat.

  3. Sore Throat - Topic Overview

    Sore throats can be painful and annoying. Fortunately, most sore throats are caused by a minor illness and go away without medical treatment. Several conditions can cause a sore throat.

  4. Sore Throat - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Sore Throat: Should I Take Antibiotics? ...

  5. Influenza (Seasonal Flu) - Topic Overview

    Influenza (flu) is an illness caused by a virus that comes on suddenly, and causes symptoms such as fever, body aches, headache, fatigue, loss of appetite, a dry cough, and a sore or dry throat.

  6. Influenza (Seasonal Flu) - Treatment Overview

    In most healthy people, influenza will go away in 7 to 10 days. The worst symptoms usually last 3 to 4 days. Home treatment to ease symptoms and prevent complications is usually all that is needed. Antiviral medications can be taken to: Reduce the severit

  7. Influenza (Seasonal Flu) - When To Call a Doctor

    Call your health professional immediately if your infant has a high fever and you suspect he or she might have the flu.

  8. Influenza (Seasonal Flu) - Symptoms

    The symptoms of influenza (flu) appear suddenly and often include: Fever, which is usually continuous, but it may come and go.

  9. Influenza (Seasonal Flu) - Exams and Tests

    Health professionals can diagnose influenza (flu) using your symptoms alone if many cases of a similar illness have occurred in the community and if the local health department has confirmed a flu outbreak.

  10. Influenza (Seasonal Flu) - What Happens

    Influenza (flu) usually comes on suddenly. In many cases you can pinpoint the hour when symptoms started. Symptoms develop 1 to 4 days after you are infected. Classic flu involves fever for about 3 days, followed by a gradual decrease in other symptoms.

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