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Belmar, NJ
A 42-year-old female asked:

Had the flu 4 weeks ago (though the test was negative). felt better a week later, but then the cough returned (mostly dry except for some white mucus), a lump in throat feeling, and stuffy nose that comes and goes. what should i do?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Baron Mullis
14 years experience
URI: You likely have a viral upper respiratory illness. Symptoms can be treated with over the counter medications and will likely last for a week or so. If you develop high fevers, difficulty swallowing or shortness of breath then you should see your doctor. Otherwise, stay hydrated and let time heal. Hope you feel better soon!
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