Sore throat, cough, no fever, ears hurting?

Possibilities... This could be related to a seasonal allergy, with bronchospasm as the etiology for the cough. If this is the case, prescription inhalers could be helpful so see your doctor. Another possibility is an infection, especially viral. An ear or throat infection could cause your symptoms, with some post-nasal drip or throat irritation leading to the cough. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment.

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How do I know if I just have a head cold with a cough and not walking pneumonia? I don't have a fever. I have a slight sore throat.

Walking pneumonia. The term "walking" pneumonia applies to a chest infection that is serious but does not make you feel bad enough to stay in bed. It is somewhat difficult to diagnose- -usually when someone has had cough symptoms for over a week and sees a doctor for a chest xray. I assume your symptoms reflect a common cold/sore throat for the first week. After that, get it checked. No harm in waiting unless fever. Read more...
Chest x-ray... The only way to diagnose so-called "walking pneumonia" is with a chest x-ray. Symptoms are usually milder and so patients can walk around with it unaware that's what they have. It is usually due to a viral etiology so antibiotics are often not needed or even helpful. Read more...

I'm sick and I have a fever, sore throat, barking cough, and a head ache. Will OTC meds work for this?

Depends... If the fever is low-grade, then you probably have a virus which will run its course in a few days to week. In that case, symptom control is the treatment and some otc meds can help. On the other hand, if your fever is higher, you likely have a bacterial infection which will respond to antibiotics. See your doctor for specific diagnosis and treatment. Read more...