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What causes running nose and cough along with severe body pain?

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Dr. Suresh Heijebu

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Posted on Tue, 4 Sep 2018 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: On Thursday I woke up with slight cough, not painful, not coughing up anything, no trouble breathing. Next day it went into my throat, cough went away and glands got slightly swollen, again not overly painful, than on Sunday morning my right nose started to run and than completely close than Sunday night my left nostril did the same. I was using Claritin, Benadryl, Affrin 12hr decongestant, and Saline solution nasal spray at the time this was occuring in my nose. I haven't had a fever during any of this and my throat is not as swollen as it was. Body aches have been minimal, mostly centered around throat, took an ibuprofen on Sunday and Sunday night. Should I go to Doctor? Could this be the flu? What can I do to unclog sinuses, can I use Affrin more than twice in a 24hr period?
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Answered by Dr. Suresh Heijebu 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Possible Obstructive Rhinosinusitis

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

I can certainly understand your concern and have have worked through your attached query in detail.Many of your symptoms are directly to the presence of long term obstructive rhinosinusitis.

This is known to cause frequent relapses of Infection with inadequate response to Antibiotics.It's advisable to get A HRCT scan of paranasal sinuses to determine further course of action.

Obstruction can lie at the level of sinuses or Nose.Further management if any, whether medical or surgical will depend on test results.

Regards,
Dr. Suresh Heijebu,
General & Family Physician
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