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I woke up with chest congestion, wheezing, productive cough,

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I woke up with chest congestion, wheezing, productive cough, aches, chills and low grade fever of 99.8...wondering if I should stay home from work or push through

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with the cough? Are you having any other symptoms?

A week ago, I felt ill and came home, went straight to bed. Felt better the next day. The cough started lightly yesterday afternoon, late in the day. I felt some chills but thought nothing of it. Other symptoms are body aches, my chest is sore & it feels like I'm losing my voice. Can't get warm enough

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I have asthma.

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Have you taken any medication for such symptoms?

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Any change in bowel movements?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Pushing lots of fluids, took acetaminophen for aches, mucinex, used my inhaler once last night before bed. I'm a 46 year old woman in good health. I'm wondering if I should stay home from work or just push through.
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I'm fatigued rather than drowsy. No changes in bowel movements.

Dear,

Thanks for all these additional details.

I am sorry to hear about your problem.

Well, such symptoms are related with Viral flu.

This a viral origin flu, and which has caused congestion of the sinus and throat tissues. It is causing pain in throat and body ache.
To control this, please take the following steps:

1. Gargle with hot, saline water - mix 2 teaspoonfuls of salt in 1 glass of hot water and gargle thrice daily.
2. Steam inhalation - Take a bowl of hot water, and put 2 tsf of salt in it. You can also put menthol in it if you have some. Inhale the steam that rises from the water.
3. Drink a glass of warm lemon juice daily.
4. You can suck on hard sweets - the saliva trickling down the throat will be soothing.
5. Take Tylenol for fever and pain. You can start at two tablets every four to six hours as needed.
6. You should take Antihistamines like Alavert 10 mg once daily (OTC), Also take Decongestants - Sudafed 120 mg once daily(OTC) and Otrivin nasal drops 2 drops three times daily in both nostrils(OTC).

Viral symptoms, usually get resolve by its own in 4-5 days.

Most people are contagious for about five to seven days, So you should take adequate rest at home for next 4-5 days. Please stay at home next few days.

Most likely, with such measures, you would be free from symptoms in next few days.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Thanks Dr Josh! I appreciate the advice and will stay home practicing self care instructions you've provided. Best, Kimeral
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Oh and where is the link to rate? You were awesome!

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