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A 23-year-old member asked:

Throat hurts running nose dry cough do i have an infection?

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Dr. John Baddley
Infectious Disease 26 years experience
Probably: This is most like an upper respoiratory tract infection cause by a common cold virus.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Maybe...: If your symptoms are due to infection, it is likely due to a viral cause so antibiotics will be ineffective. If it is due to a virus, it will run its course over a few days and treatment is aimed at symptom relief. Allergies can also lead to these types of symptoms but your symptoms will tend to last longer and you may notice symptom patterns that your doctor can use to limit the possibilities.

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Last updated Mar 13, 2020

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