Maybe... If your symptoms are due to infection, it is likely due to a viral cause so antibiotics will be ineffective. If it is due to a virus, it will run its course over a few days and treatment is aimed at symptom relief. Allergies can also lead to these types of symptoms but your symptoms will tend to last longer and you may notice symptom patterns that your doctor can use to limit the possibilities.
My throat hurts and I have a running nose. I'm also starting to cough what do I have and how can I get better?
Common cold. What is most common is most common. The rhinovirus can cause the secretion, run down the back of the throat, cause irritation and sore throat and cough. That is the yes scenario. I don't know your other symptoms so best is to see your md for evaluation and get the right treatment. Up to 90% of upper respiratory infections don't require antibiotics, just symptomatic treatment. Read more...