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      01-06-2006, 10:45 PM   #30
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Originally Posted by ksfrogman
I am a doctor, and like all the other doctors in this forum would recommend, go see a doctor who can appropriately obtain a medical history, perform a physical examination and evaluate you in person. There are three sources of misinformation: the news media, your friends and family. Listen to the latter two and ignore them all.
very true, if you have the real flu (which there is a test for), an antiviral will decrease the duration of symptoms when taken within the first 24hrs, if it's a different viral illness antibiotics will not help. A sinusitis develops over time (at least a week). The only way of knowing for sure is to see a doctor. It does sound like the flu though. In the mean time, rest, liquids, Tylenol and/or Motrin and a decongestant such as Sudafed will help.