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Headache, cold, body pain, post nasal drip, sore throat, swollen node, cough. Should I continue to treat myself?

Hello. I ve had a head cold for about a week, with headache , body aches post nasal drip and sore throat/swollen nodes with a persistant cough . While my other symptoms have improved, and I no longer have a fever over the past 24 hours the cough has become severe to the point where it is hard to take deep breaths or talk too much without a coughing fit. I also have not been able to sleep, I have been coughing up an opaque yellow phlegm that is somewhat solid. I have been talking cold meds along with a cough suppressant, I m concerned that this has progressed from a head cold and wonder if I should continue to treat myself or if a trip to the doctor is needed. Thank you!
Asked On : Tue, 25 Dec 2012
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hi there, what was indeed a mild cold has turned to be an infective condition and you do need to visit a doctor and with his advise start on a course of antibiotics. You may also need to get an x-ray chest done to rule out lower respiratory tract infection as you are complaining of breathing difficulty.DO consult a doctor and take appropriate treatment. Take care.
Answered: Tue, 25 Dec 2012
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