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Posted on Tue, 18 Jul 2017 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: I started with a cough that I got after a very dusty mountain bike race. That's been 3 weeks ago and I still have a cough but a sore throats started about a week ago and this morning I woke up with a lump in my throat. Should I be concerned?
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 50 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Possibility of viral upper respiratory tract infection (URTI) is more.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
By your history and description, possibility of viral upper respiratory tract infection (URTI).
So do following things for better symptomatic relief.
1. Do warm water gargles and steam inhalation 4-5 times a day.
2. Drink plenty of fluids orally and keep yourself hydrated.
3. Take antihistamine like levocetrizine or fexofenadine. Also take anti inflammatory drug like paracetamol or ibuprofen.
4. Avoid oily and spicy food.
Don't worry, you will be alright with all these in 5-7 days.
Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
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