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A 41-year-old female asked:

I am a 41 year old female with asthma and migraine. i havea temperature of 95.3, runny nose, stuffy nose at night and a hard dry cough with a sore throat. what should i do?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Pulmonary Critical Care 37 years experience
Check with your doc: Sounds like upper airway inflammation also. Nasal steroids are the gold standard of treatment. You may also have nasal polyps. Have your throat checked to make sure there is no infection.
Dr. Gary Gross
41 years experience
Cough is concerning: Cough is often the first sign of an asthma problem in a patient with a history of asthma. This is more concerning than the low temp. Certainly infection needs to be considered and evaluation for throat infection seems indicated if the condition is of recent onset. Asthma meds should not be neglected in the early stages of any breathing discomfort.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Doctor can evaluate: A primary care doctor can evaluate to see if there is a cold (viral infection), a strep throat (bacterial and would need antibiotics), a sinus infection, allergies in the nose and sinuses, wheezing in the lungs (would need more asthma treatment), sinus symptoms related to migraines, etc... Since one can have one or more of these issues at the same time, a doctor's visit(s) is recommended.
Last updated Oct 25, 2013


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