A 26-year-old female asked:

If someone has had a chain cough worse at night, laryngitis, and sore throat for 3 days, is this bacterial?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. John Froude
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
Can't say: the combination of sore throat and laryngitis suggests a viral infection but it is impossible to say with certainty. If you are getting better on Tylenol (acetaminophen) and fluids would try to avoid antibiotics. If not would see or go back to your primary care provider.
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