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I have a persistant swollen, sore throat with with mucus. No fever. Also dry cough, runny nose, mild headache, and chills. Cold/flu? Tonsillitus?

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Dr. Kristin Sokol
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Many causes

A 36 year old female with sore throat, mucus, dry cough, runny nose, headache, chills.
This could be a simple virus (like a common cold), or a virus like the flu which causes more severe symptoms. It also could be a bacterial infection like strep pharyngitis or sinusitis. Hard to tell without exam. See a health care provider if symptoms not getting better.

In brief: Many causes

A 36 year old female with sore throat, mucus, dry cough, runny nose, headache, chills.
This could be a simple virus (like a common cold), or a virus like the flu which causes more severe symptoms. It also could be a bacterial infection like strep pharyngitis or sinusitis. Hard to tell without exam. See a health care provider if symptoms not getting better.
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