Do I need to visit the doctor for my sore throat?

Patient

Q: I am feeling under the weather, sore throat, sinus pressure, headache, coughing up hard green phlegm. Do i need to see a doctor or can i go to the pharmacy and get over the counter medicine?

Symptoms:  Sore throat, feels like knives when i swallow in the morning and at night, currently coughing up med/hard green phlegm , sinus pressure
Doctor

A:   Thank you for your question.
It is possible that you have contracted a bacterial upper respiratory tract infection. This needs to be evaluated by your doctor and you will likely be treated with oral antibiotics to clear this infection. Please seek medical attention.

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