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Dry cough, nasal discharge, tiredness, hoarse voice, cant take a deep breath. Treatment?

I ve had a mostly dry cough , and a runny nose for 4 days now. I also have a feeling of toughness in the lower part of my throat and upper chest . I m not sure if I ve had a fever, but I have felt tired and run down. Sometime yesterday my voice started getting hoarse and I can t take a deep breath. If I see my doctor, is there anything she can give me to help, or should I just wait it out?
Asked On : Thu, 17 Jan 2013
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hi there, your symptoms are suggestive of a viral infection or the common cold compounded with laryngitis. You may not visit the doctor yet and take some decongestent and anti-histaminic to give you symptomatic relief, for your laryngitis you could give it voice rest and some anti-inflammatory like ibubrufen for a few days along with warm saline gargles. If you do not feel any relief within a couple of days then you may visit your GP and get a lower resp. tract infection or any rstrictive airway disease ruled out. Till then take care.
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