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Hi. How long should the flu last in an adult?

I caught this from my child. I have been sick, chills, fever, cough, headache and severe body aches since Wed. of last week. I don't have a fever anymore, but I still have a few body aches, feel very fatigued and I still have the cough and some head congestion. Thanks.

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Asked by Anonymous at 4:33 PM on Feb. 15, 2011 in Health

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  • my longest flu lasted 3 days. I am not sure how long its supposed to last to that is the only help I can offer lol.

    Answer by dragonqueen at 4:40 PM on Feb. 15, 2011

  • Flu often lasts 7-10 days.

    Answer by kjrn79 at 4:51 PM on Feb. 15, 2011

  • 5-14 days until all symptoms cease

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 5:10 PM on Feb. 15, 2011

  • It lasts from three to five days and can be followed by fatigue for two or three weeks. It usually causes aching muscles and joints, headaches, cough and fever with a temperature of between 38o and 40oC.


    Answer by musicmom08 at 11:19 PM on Feb. 15, 2011

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