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A 59-year-old female asked:

i have sinus drainage, sore throat, & cough but no fever. what can i take for relief?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
See your doctor: If your symptoms have been this persistent, you need to see your doctor. He/she will listen to you, do an examination, and possibly run some tests to see what's wrong.

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