Patient :I had type A flu back in December. Yesterday, I started feeling the familiar aches, fatigue, and extreme chills. I never ran a fever yesterday despite the chills. This morning I am running a fever of 100.2 even after taking ibuprofen. I know that's not high, but the rest of my symptoms are exactly the same. Could I get the flu again in the same season? Should I go to urgent care for Tamiflu?
Hi. Thank you for writing to ATD.
Yes, you can get a flu again even if it's in the same season. The virus that causes flu keeps on mutating and modifying itself. It is thus better for you to talk to a Doctor if you need Tamiflu.
Also, a viral fever takes about 7 days to get completely fine. And in the future, use Paracetamol compared to Ibuprofen. Ibuprofen is more specific for pain whereas Paracetamol is more specific for fever.
I hope this helps you. All the best.
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