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Duluth, MN
A 21-year-old female asked:

Scratchy/sore throat, mostly dry cough, lost voice, temp of 99.5 for two days, slightly plugged ears, no nasal drainage. is this a common cold?

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Dr. Raselette Hunt
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Cold: Your symptoms seem like the typical Common Cold/Viral Upper Respiratory Tract Infection.

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