Cold and Flu like symptoms - what do I do?

Patient : Hi, I think I am catching a cold but I just had one a couple weeks ago. I have soar throat nasal congestion (right side) and occasional pressure headaches. I talked to my pediatrician when I was sick the first time and she told me it was allergies so I took benadryl pills instead of the "Tylenol cold and flu" syrup that I was taking at the time to get better. It started out by a sneeze and so did the first time except I sneezed more than once. I have been visiting the hospital frequently since before the first time I was sick (friend is in a coma).
Symptoms:  Symptoms: nasal congestion (right nasal passage)
soar throat ( stinging when acids make contact )
occasional headaches ( kind of a normal daily thing )
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