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A 23-year-old female asked about a 25-year-old male:

Help! swelling of throat and tonsils, lymph nodes enlarged on neck, violent coughing, very painful to swallow. fever, body aches, head congestion.

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
? Head cold?: It sounds like a bad case of virus infection. It will take a few days to resolve. I would advise you to take tylenol (acetaminophen) 2 tablets every 6 hourly for the next 2-3 days. This will relieve the pain. If you have a runny nose or sinus congestion, you could take over the counter decongestant. You c an also buy combinations of 2-3 head cold medicines which contain decongestants along with tylenol (acetaminophen).

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Last updated Jun 26, 2014

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