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A 32-year-old female asked:

I at 32yrs. i have a sore throat for two days now with coughing and sneezing and runny nose. what can i use?

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Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Many things: You can utilize warm salt water gargles to help with your throat pain and salt water/saline rinses for the nose. Make sure you are resting well, eating well and staying hydrated. Be aware that your symptoms may be related to allergies and you may consider a trial of over the counter anti-allergy therapies, like antihistamines - but only if you tolerate these medicines.
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Dr. Kathleen Gilmore
Urgent Care 28 years experience
Time heals all thing: Your elbow to cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze, or cough into your shirt, and be sure to wash your hands to prevent spread. We all get a shot at having a cold, but none of us want one. Many things are sold in the cold aisle, but the data is not strong. You can suppress your cough for the movie or theater, with cough drops, ricola, Halls, etc. Antihistamines can dry a runny nose.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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