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Harbor Springs, MI
A 50-year-old male asked:

I woke up with crusty red eyes. had a fever of 101 3 days ago. also are stuffy and have a cough and sore throat. what is it?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Several possibles: You could have just a really nasty viral respiratory tract infection to the starts of a sinus infection to strep throat to influenza (although latter is fairly uncommon this time of year). It also sounds like you have conjunctivitis on top of it (the eye symptoms). If viral, these things will run their course in 5-7 days, and you do supportive care of symptoms. If strep or sinus, need antibiotics.
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