A 26-year-old male asked:

On wed. i woke up with a bad headache, chills, a dry cough and a dry/sore throat with it feeling scratchy when i swallow. five days later, everything is better expect for the cough, dry/sore/scratchy throat. how worried should i be?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. If your symptoms are improving, you may watch and wait. If the cough lasts more than two weeks, it would be prudent to see a doctor. Wish you good health!
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