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I have fever and cold with frequent sneezing also my throat feels dry and nose is blocked. should i visit a doctor if no tell me how to recover quick?

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Dr. Martin Raff answered

Specializes in Infectious Disease

If your doctor can speed up your recovery they can really make a fortune. A common cold is caused by a virus. You can treat the symptoms with otc medications, bed rest and lots of fluids. You will be better in 5-7 days doing this or in 5 days to a week without. Get well soon.

Answered Aug 11, 2013

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Agree w dr. Raff. For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Rest. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid's can help with pain. Take care.

Answered Aug 11, 2013

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