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I have sore throat with cough but my Complete Blood Count is normal

Hello I have been feeling sick and my CBC was normal on friday. Today is Sunday, I have a sore throat , now I m developing a cough with a bit of mucus.My body aches as well. Is there something that a CBC doesn t catch?
Asked On : Sun, 13 Feb 2011
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
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Fever with cough and sputum indicated respiratory tract infection. It may be a viral illness which is secondarily infected by bacteria especially if you have yellow sputum. Not to worry. Do daily steam inhalation twice a day. Drink plenty of fluids like water, lemon juice. Take Paracetamol for relief from fever under medical supervision. Eat high protein diet like pulses, cereals, chicken, eggs, lean meat which will help in recovery faster. You can take mucolytics if you have a thick sputum, to make it lighter and easier to cough out like Mucolite syrup. If the sputum is yellow you may need antibiotics especially if the cough has not reduced in 2-3 days for which you will need to consult your Doctor.
Answered: Sat, 10 Sep 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Jitender Chauhan's  Response
Hello, welcome to Healthcaremagic. Sore throat and cough indicates that you are having a upper respiratory tract infection which could be viral or bacterial. You must visit your doctor to get it evaluated as you might need antibiotics in case it is bacterial infection. Your ESR level would have been raised and CBC may be normal because of early stage of infection. Till the time you visit your doctor you can do gargles with saline warm water. Avoid eating any from outside and especially oily food. Wish you good health.
Answered: Sat, 10 Sep 2011
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investigation like serum ASO titre, absolute count of eosinophil,to be done and amoxyclav antibiotic to be started
Answered: Sun, 13 Feb 2011
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