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Lake Oswego, OR
A member asked:

I have been sick for about 5 weeks now. it changed from a regular head cold about 3 weeks ago to an on & off heavy feeling in my chest and a cough, no sore throat. i had a fever for about 5 hours last friday and a very low fever again for a couple hours l?

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Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Any illness that lasts this long should be evaluated by a physician. Especially in this pandemic, prolonged respiratory problems can be Covid, or RSV, or even more serious issues. It is time for someone to take a thorough history and do a good physical exam to help identify possible causes and direct the right care. Good luck!
Last updated Nov 12, 2021

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