1day throat swollen, running nose and headache. 2day, throat better with increase discharge. Very weak and body ache. 3day woke up to horrible cough?

You may have an. Upper respiratory infection. Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect ; mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / >.
Likely viral. Your symptoms as well as the progression are consistent with a viral infection. If you had a temperature the flu should be considered but most likely one of the other many viruses. It is rarely necessary to identify which one as there is no treatment for most other than time. Antibiotics do not help viral infections. Use appropriate otc meds for worst sx and watch for rx and otc interactions.

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