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I have a sore throat and my lower back hurts and I also have a bad cough?

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Dr. Carol Jacobs
Pediatrics

In brief: Muscle pain

Hard coughing fits can cause the muscles of the back and abdomen to become sore.
Combined with sore throat may be start of upper respiratory infection. Drink plenty of water, hot tea/honey for cough and heating pad for back. Most viral infections will worsen by day 3 and improve by day 5. Avoid unnecessary antibiotics as they only help in bacterial infections. If rapidly worsen see MD

In brief: Muscle pain

Hard coughing fits can cause the muscles of the back and abdomen to become sore.
Combined with sore throat may be start of upper respiratory infection. Drink plenty of water, hot tea/honey for cough and heating pad for back. Most viral infections will worsen by day 3 and improve by day 5. Avoid unnecessary antibiotics as they only help in bacterial infections. If rapidly worsen see MD
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