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I have a chest congestion and headache with a fever of 99.3 but no sore throat. I have been taking Mucinex DM which has helped with the cough.
However due to the slight fever, could it be a bacterial infection or sinus that needs antibiotics?
Most likely this is a viral respiratory illness. Both bacteria and viruses can cause a fever. If you are coughing up phlegm, you may have bronchitis which is usually viral.Pneumonia can also cause a cough with phlegm, a fever of at least 100.3, shortness of breath and possibly some pain in the chest as well.For now, I would treat your symptoms with what you are doing.
I recommend seeing your doctor if you develop:1. A fever of 100.3 or higher
2. Pain in the chest
3. Shortness of breath
4. Symptoms that persist beyond 7-10 daysI hope that you feel better. Please feel free to ask any follow up questions.