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A 21-year-old female asked:

I'm abroad & previously lost voice& stronger allergy meds helped. now have sore throat, chest congestion, and itchy ear. do i have allergies or a cold?

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
? Both: allergies can be superimposed by infections, especially viral infections, can give same symptoms as having colds, trust there are drug stores where you currently are, saline nasal washes, salt water gargles, plenty of fluids and rest as much as you can will definitely help, allergy meds with decongestants, unless hypertensive, taken regularly would help too,antibiotics later if those measures fail
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
If no better within 48-72 hours, see a physician where you are.
Jun 21, 2015

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