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Hello! I have A dry throat and a stuffy nose. Is that just a "summer cold"?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Hard to guess

A primary care doctor can evaluate to see if there is a cold (viral infection), a strep throat (bacterial and would need antibiotics), a sinus infection, allergies in the nose and sinuses, mucus or wheezing in the lungs, sinus symptoms related to other causes, etc.
.. Since it is hard to guess what the cause is, a doctor's visit is recommended if symptoms are worse than mild and very transient.

In brief: Hard to guess

A primary care doctor can evaluate to see if there is a cold (viral infection), a strep throat (bacterial and would need antibiotics), a sinus infection, allergies in the nose and sinuses, mucus or wheezing in the lungs, sinus symptoms related to other causes, etc.
.. Since it is hard to guess what the cause is, a doctor's visit is recommended if symptoms are worse than mild and very transient.
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