First I would like to make it clear I am seeking factual information only.
- How long -on average- does the flu last, for the average person?
I have never had strep throat.
2) How does one ascertain if one has strep?
As far as I know I only have hay fever.
3) How does one know if one has a sinus infection?
I am not a troll.
My name is Melissa & I live in north Texas.
B/c the last time I had the flu was when I was 7 in 1982 I cannot recall my exact symptoms.
And I don’t think I’ve ever had strep throat.
I have an appointment with my physician tomorrow to review my labwork.
I will ask to have a throat culture taken at that time
and to be referred to an allergist b/c my twin brother and I were allergic to penicillin when we were given it as children.
So it may be prudent to have my allergies tested. And his too. : )
Thank you for any clear information you can provide on the three questions listed above.
I understand that my physician can answer my questions more completely, but
b/c she is swamped right now, I think I need to do some fact-finding on my own.
Thank you again Straight Dopers!
You are my oracle. : )