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What is the most likely diagnosis of running nose slight fever and productive cough?

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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Viral Infection

The most likely cause of a runny nose, cough, and fever is a viral infection.
It is possible for these symptoms to be related to a bacterial infection that would require antibiotics, however most physicians will advise to wait 24-48 hours before considering prescribing and antibiotic in the absence of any other definitive symptoms that would suggest a bacterial infection. Hope this helps!

In brief: Viral Infection

The most likely cause of a runny nose, cough, and fever is a viral infection.
It is possible for these symptoms to be related to a bacterial infection that would require antibiotics, however most physicians will advise to wait 24-48 hours before considering prescribing and antibiotic in the absence of any other definitive symptoms that would suggest a bacterial infection. Hope this helps!
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