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I'm sick and I have a fever, sore throat , barking cough, and a head ache. Will OTC meds work for this?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Depends...

If the fever is low-grade, then you probably have a virus which will run its course in a few days to week.
In that case, symptom control is the treatment and some otc meds can help. On the other hand, if your fever is higher, you likely have a bacterial infection which will respond to antibiotics. See your doctor for specific diagnosis and treatment.

In brief: Depends...

If the fever is low-grade, then you probably have a virus which will run its course in a few days to week.
In that case, symptom control is the treatment and some otc meds can help. On the other hand, if your fever is higher, you likely have a bacterial infection which will respond to antibiotics. See your doctor for specific diagnosis and treatment.
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