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Toms River, NJ
A 51-year-old female asked:

slight headache for 2 days. today sudden chest congestion, needing to blow my nose, throat feels thick when i swallow, cough, tight chest, hurts to cough?

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Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis 30 years experience
Flu: Sounds like you are catching some viral infection. You need some otc decongestant, however if the symptoms do not subside in one week, see your doctor.

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