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Posted on Mon, 17 Jul 2017 in General Health
Question: Does a sore throat, runny nose, and cough sound like a cold to you. I thought it was my allergies. I'm not running a fever. I don't have much of an appetite. I feel drained, no energy.
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil 29 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Focus of infection should be looked for

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome

I appreciate your concern

Yes, based on your description, it does appear to be a cold. However, both the throat and chest need to be examined to rule out a focus of infection that could be bacterial. Antibiotics would be required for that purpose.

In the meantime, saline gargles, antihistamines and Tylenol can be taken for symptomatic relief.

Let me know if you have any query

Wishing you best of health

Thanks
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil 11 minutes later
Thank you for your answer. I will try the suggestions that you made. I will also make an appointment to see my doctor. Again thank you for your assistance.
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil 10 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Most welcome

Detailed Answer:
Best of luck

You are most welcome
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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