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A 23-year-old female asked:

intense aching w/ congestion, cough, weakness i felt better, + yellow nose mucus, 1 week later its happening all over again! im freezing + anorexia?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Jumbled complaints: It is hard to come to a singular process that would represent the diverse pattern of symptoms. I would schedule a visit with your doc & have them sort this out.

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