Thursday -had scratchy throat some coughing, Frida-Sunday- runny nose sneezing Monday/tues (today) cough attacks? Is this a cold?

Yes. viral upper respiratory tract infection can cause these symptoms. You want to rest and and hydrate yourself well, use saline washes and salt water gargles, OTC cough and cold medicines would help if needed, but read the labels carefully. If no improvement in few days or new symptoms, e.g. fever, severe cough especially at night, or fever, see your doctor, good luck.

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