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A 20-year-old female asked:

I am experiencing runny nose (worsened by: recent exposure to allergens) , cough (worsened by: lying flat) (quality: no phlegm or mucus) and sore...

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Allergic? Viral? etc: Nose and throat symptoms can be from cold viruses, strep throat, allergies, etc... It can be hard to tell what the cause is. If symptoms only last 1-2 days, it is more likely allergies or irritation. If nose and eyes are itching, maybe it is allergies. If there is more coughing, maybe viral. Doctors have 5-minute tests for strep, so a primary care doctor can diagnose strep and start antibiotics.
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Dr. Ashley Emmert
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
Allergies: Allergies can cause all of these symptoms.
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Last updated Apr 9, 2017

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