What do these symptoms represent?

Patient : I got a scratchy throat 3 days ago (no fever, aches or pains). Then started coughing some due to a dry throat. Last night I lost my voice. Are these early symptoms of some type of an infection of the lungs or just a mild type of a cold?
Symptoms:  Symptoms: dry throat, some mild coughing due to dry throat, lost my voice in day 3
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