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Dry cough, sore rib muscles, running nose and headache

39yrs F 150lbs 5 6 . Week one dry chest cough: Effect: very sore feather rib muscles and pressure headaches: week two chest cough plus stuffed nose Effect: constant blowing of the nose mucus bright yellow/lime green Week three still have the cough and now I can feel things rumble in my chest, nose is stuff and now when I blow my nose I hear a squeak that lasts a few seconds. Is this no longer and every day cold and need something more than over the counter medicine?
Asked On : Fri, 27 Apr 2012
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It seems that the minor cough and cold you had has affected your chest too It could be a viral with a superadded bacterial infection. Steam inhalation, nasal decongestants and systemic antibiotics are recommended to take care of your symptoms. OTC drugs might not cause full recovery.
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Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Fri, 27 Apr 2012
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