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Scratchy in the throat and coughing and sore throat, hurts to swallow. And sneezing and running nose. What could it be?

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Dr. Nestor Del rosario
Addiction Medicine

In brief: Rhinovirus

People always think of the worst, and rightfully so.
Symptoms as yours without the fever and headaches in all likelihood, like 90% of upper respiratory infections is viral in etiology and symptomatic treatment is all that is necessary. It will take a few days but you'll be better. Drink your fluids. If there is pus in the throat, go see your doctor for evaluation and treatment.

In brief: Rhinovirus

People always think of the worst, and rightfully so.
Symptoms as yours without the fever and headaches in all likelihood, like 90% of upper respiratory infections is viral in etiology and symptomatic treatment is all that is necessary. It will take a few days but you'll be better. Drink your fluids. If there is pus in the throat, go see your doctor for evaluation and treatment.
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