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I am a 27 year old male. Very fit. Smoker. I have had the following

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I am a 27 year old male. Very fit. Smoker. I have had the following symptons for the last 4 days.
1)major hacking cough
2)Runny nose and sneezing all day and night
3)Sore throat
4)Itchy eyes
5)Major pain in my abdomen/back around my hips
6)Coughing up yellow flem
7)Light Green almost fluid like bowel movements

What do i have?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  pippistrellodaqua replied 4 years ago.

pippistrellodaqua :

As an optometrist I can comment on the itchy eye component. The overall symptoms lead me to suspect a viral infection (flu or cold.) Itch of the eyes often manifests during a viral infection. There aren't any medications to kill the virus but some medications can help to make you feel better in the meantime. Over-the-counter, I would recommend ketotifen drops for the eyes (Zaditor or Alaway are name brands.) These drops can be used twice daily and will help with the eye irritation and itch. The overall sickness you're feeling could be best treated with OTC medications such as NyQuil. I wouldn't go in to the doctor unless/until you have symptoms of severe dehydration. Sounds just like flu-like symptoms for a few days and should get better on its own.

Expert:  pippistrellodaqua replied 4 years ago.
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Expert:  pippistrellodaqua replied 4 years ago.
Please consider leaving a positive rating when your question has been answered fully. I will be available throughout the afternoon to answer any follow-up questions should they arise. Thanks for the question. I appreciate in advance the positive feedback.