Cough, nasal drainage, achy joints, head ache

Patient

Q: I have nasal congestion,drainage, sore throat and achy joints.

Symptoms:  Coughing, nasal blockage
Doctor

A:   Thank you for your question.
It is possible that you may have contracted a bacterial or viral infection. Given your advanced age, we recommend that you seek medical evaluation and treatment of your symptoms immediately as this these types of infections can become rapidly worse in an older person. You will likely be treated with antibiotic medication to treat this possible infection.

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