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I have cough in throat and pain in throat and chest what to do?

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Dr. Margaret Gourlay
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In brief: Cough, throat pain

It depends on length and severity of symptoms.
A new cough and sore throat may just be from a viral infection. If there is no fever or worsening, it's okay to watch for 2 weeks. Drinking plenty of fluid and taking ibuprofen or acetaminophen for aches can help. If fever or worsening chest pain is present, or if cough lasts longer than 3 weeks, a doctor needs to check.

In brief: Cough, throat pain

It depends on length and severity of symptoms.
A new cough and sore throat may just be from a viral infection. If there is no fever or worsening, it's okay to watch for 2 weeks. Drinking plenty of fluid and taking ibuprofen or acetaminophen for aches can help. If fever or worsening chest pain is present, or if cough lasts longer than 3 weeks, a doctor needs to check.
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