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Difficulty swallowing, cough, green phlegm and mucus, chest and nasal Congestion, sore throat, flu symptoms. Need to go to doctor ?

I ve had the following symptoms for the last two weeks: Cough, Yellow/Green Phlegm and mucus , Chest Congestion, Nasal Congestion , sore throat-- General Cold/ Flu symptoms . Unfortunately the last few days I ve developed a stronger pain somewhere in my throat. It s difficult to swallow, as if there s inflammation or something. I m not sure how to tell if that s swollen glands or if it s my tonsils but it s extremely annoying and moderately painful. It s been four days and progressively getting worse. At first it was just at night, then at night and in the morning, and now I constantly feel like something is constricting my throat. I can breathe enough, aside from the phlegm I cough up from time to time, but swallowing food is difficult. I ve been drinking nothing but water and tea for the last few days and eating regularly. I feel like it should be better by now, this isn t a usual sore throat for me. Should I be going to the doctor or am I over reacting?
Asked On : Sun, 10 Mar 2013
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ENT Specialist 's  Response
Hi there,
Thanks for your query. You have a bad upper respiratory tract infection. Please try warm saline gargles, steam inhalation with menthol and painkillers like ibuprofen/paracetamol. Avoid cold, fried and acidic foods. You will need a broad spectrum antibiotic to treat the infection. Do visit a physician who will prescribe you the same and in the transit Keep yourself well hydrated.

Take care
Answered: Sat, 27 Jul 2013
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ENT Specialist Dr. Atishkumar Gujrathi's  Response
thanks for your query.

History seems that it could be due to sever attach of URTI mostly viral.

Take anti inflammatory drud like Tab Chymoral forte, anti histaminics like Tab Levocet.

Do antiseptic gargles.

Avoid cold and junk feeds, smoking and alcohol.

Thanks, take care.
Answered: Fri, 26 Jul 2013
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