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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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What causes cough, fever and sore throat?

We visited our young and recently sick grandchildren a week or two ago. A couple of days later, first my husband and then me, came down with mucus in head with pressure over the eyes, then aches in lower back and legs, then some chest cough, and a sore throat, and then the whites of both eyes became red, now itchy too and tearing white sometimes string substance from eyes which very annoying. I use Sistine Balance for my eyes generally, and today started a Z pack for any infection since all these symptoms are difficult. I did have a slight fever yesterday, not today. I don t FEEL as sick today but still lack some energy but the eyes now are getting to me.Do I need to see an eye doctor soon for the eyes? since this weekend is Easter and it will be difficult to see a doctor then? My husband s symptoms esp,the head and chest mucus were worse since he d been sick a few times in the winter and his MD told him he s probably gotten something that is drug resistant by now after having been previously treated with antibiotics for several times in the last 5-6 months/ What should I do to get rid of the sore throat and eye problem? It s been going on for 3-4 days for me already
Thu, 28 Jun 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

My thoughts and suggestions are as below. Your question is about you and your husband too. To answer about your eyes and related problem, it is good that you started on Z-pack. Instill antibiotic eye drops and also take rest. Since the problem is increasing and your husband is also sick I would advise you to consult a Doctor to see whether you need any further management as per the clinical evaluation. Get this done as soon as possible. About your husband: Recurrent chest infection means it needs proper clinical evaluation, examination and most importantly investigations in details to find out the reasons and get the proper antibiotic that would work in his condition. Hence I would advise him the tests of blood, urine and sputum that is phlegm. X-rays or better CT scans of chest, and sinuses to know the cause and effect and get treated accordingly with the helps of the reports of the investigations.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
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