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Suffering from cold, mild cough, nasal discharge, sore throat. Due to bacteria or virus?

Hello, I am a male, 31 years old and rarely ill. I had a cold for a few days, just a light cough and runny nose , then it started to get better but then suddenly it got worse. For the last 4 days I have had a sore throat , the cough is much worse and keeping me up at night, I have difficulty swallowing , a runny, congested nose and now my right eye is swelling up and looks a bit like pink eye. Do you think this is bacterial or a virus? Thanks.
Asked On : Thu, 8 Nov 2012
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Hi friend
Welcome to Health Care Magic

It was probably a virus infection in the beginning.
Recurrent symptoms after improvement suggests secondary bacterial infection has followed. This is a common occurrence. At this stage, you will need antibiotics. Because of the inflammation from virus, the area is prone for infection.
Occasionally, it could precipitate asthma.
It is better to be examined by your GP and get confirmed.
If it lasts ten days or more, you will need investigation.

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Thu, 8 Nov 2012
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