A 25-year-old female asked:
Started out with chilis, fever, then stuffy nose, sore throat, dry cough, and green/yellow mucus, 7days now&throat hurts worse and more coughing, go to doc?
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Geriatrics 41 years experience
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ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Seven Days Sore: At seven days, it is time to see your primary healthcare provider. Less than seven days, likely a virus, supportive symptomatic care with tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin is all that's needed. An oral decongestant may help with the stuffy nose. Colored drainage longer than seven days may signal it's time for an antibiotic to treat a possible sinus infection.
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Last updated Nov 23, 2016
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