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What Are the Symptoms?
WebMD Medical Reference
Call Your Doctor If:
- Fever — usually between 101° F and 102° F but
occasionally as high as 106° F — sometimes alternating with chills.
- Sore throat.
- Dry, hacking cough.
- Aching muscles.
- General fatigue and weakness.
- Nasal congestion, sneezing.
- You experience any of these symptoms and your immune
already weakened by cancer, diabetes, AIDS, or other conditions; or if
you have a serious illness such as chronic heart or kidney disease,
impaired breathing, cystic fibrosis, or chronic anemia. You may be at
risk of developing serious secondary complications and need to be
carefully monitored as long as symptoms last.
- Your fever lasts more than three or four days, you
short of breath while resting, or you have chest pain. You may have
Medically reviewed by Tracy Shuman, MD, July 2005.
SOURCES: Centers for Disease Control. Immunization Action Coalition.
American Academy of Family Physicians.