When Should I See A Doctor for a Cold or Flu?

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In general, most people who get the flu, can weather it out at home very safely, and it will pass in a bout a week or so. However, if you find that you have severe trouble breathing, because the flu is a respiratory illness, and so the risk that we're worried about are developing pneumonia or severe bronchitis that might require antibiotics.

So if you find yourself with difficulty breathing, or fever that doesn't go away after five, six, seven days then it's time to go call your doctor, or go to an.