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bad sore throat, congested sinuses, cough, and low grade fever (99.4) . cold? flu? strep?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Prob cold, maybe flu: These are typical common cold symptoms. Without any treatment, it should last a week. With maximum effort, only 7 days. Joking aside, if you get higher fever and/or headache or muscle aches, see a doctor to be checked and possibly treated for influenza. Strep doesn't cause nasal congestion or cough.
Answered on Jan 29, 2020

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