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Slight throat pain, chest congestion, dry cough. Due to viral infection?

Hello, I have been experiencing slight pain on the left side of my throat for 2 weeks, this is accompanied with slight heavy/congested feeling in chest for a few days. I have a dry cough and feel more tired than usual but no other symptoms. I went to a doctor who barely examined me and said it was probably viral, and at the same time said it was weird it lasted for two weeks. No help/advice was provided. What could this be? Should I go back to another doctor?
Asked On : Fri, 22 Jun 2012
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HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

It is possible a viral infection as mentioned by your doctor especially with the history of acute congestion. In some persons the symptoms can lasts for a few weeks and the cough up to 6 weeks.

There are other causes of throat pain such as allergic sinusitis with post nasal drip, reflux, trauma, rarely cancer.

If you are not comfortable then you should consider visiting another doctor for reassessment.

I hope this helps
Answered: Tue, 1 Apr 2014
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