What could this be? Is it the cold or something worse?

Patient : Symptoms started yesterday but I have got more today. My throat is hoarse. Hurts when I swallow food water talk cough I have a Temperature and Aches and pains When I drink fluids it makes me cough throw water up My nose is runny and my head is quite sore I have a metal taste in my mouth and nose One of my nostrils is blocked and I feel out of breath Loss of appetite very wheezy and rattly chest and throat when I cough There is only ONE side of my chest that has pains when I breathe I shake and shiver with cold even though it is warm
Doctor :   Your symptoms of throat pain, cough and fever are suggestive of a viral infection. This can be best managed with plenty of fluids, plenty of rest and tylenol (paracetamol). You may also perform steam inhalation to sooth your respiratory tract and reduce congestion. If your symptoms don`t improve with these measures, I would suggest that you see your doctor.

Related Q&A

Q: About a month ago I was given a clinical diagnosis of having the flu (the kid I nanny tested positive and a few days ...

Q: Cold with fever continously for 3 year old from past one month.if she is on antibiotics no fever she is good.once ant...

Q: Hi, My husband has been diagnosed with Q fever, Ross river fever and glandular fever. He has been prescribed doxycyc...

Q: I got a flu shot 2 days ago, woke up last night with legs uncontrollably shaking and severe ache in opposite arm of i...

Q: I'm 30 years old with fever and cough. Also a runny nose for the last few days. what should I take?

 


DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews