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What causes swollen lymph nodes, severe cough and mild fatigue?

Trying to decide if I need to see my Primary, I have had swollen glands in my neck, and a bad cough for over a week. Mild fatigue. I am in good a 48 year old female in good health other wise. On no daily medication. I have been taking OTC meds for the symptoms but does not seem to be helping.
Wed, 23 Aug 2017
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Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Swollen lymphnodes, cough, fatigue etc are symptoms of bacterial upper respiratory tract infection (URTI).
You need broad spectrum antibiotic like levofloxacin or azithromycin. These are prescribed drugs, so you need to consult your primary care physician.
Along with antibiotic, you will need antihistamine and anti inflammatory drugs.
Do warm water gargles 5-6 times a day. Drink plenty of fluids orally and keep yourself hydrated.
Don't worry, you will be alright with all these in 1 week.
Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
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What causes swollen lymph nodes, severe cough and mild fatigue?

Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic. I can understand your concern. Swollen lymphnodes, cough, fatigue etc are symptoms of bacterial upper respiratory tract infection (URTI). You need broad spectrum antibiotic like levofloxacin or azithromycin. These are prescribed drugs, so you need to consult your primary care physician. Along with antibiotic, you will need antihistamine and anti inflammatory drugs. Do warm water gargles 5-6 times a day. Drink plenty of fluids orally and keep yourself hydrated. Don t worry, you will be alright with all these in 1 week. Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.