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Have severe cold, throat infection and stomach pain while

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Hi, I am Saran, have severe cold, throat infection and stomach pain while cough, lost my voice  for couple of days.
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Customer: have cold, sore throat last one week. am taking mucinex for cold. kefpod (antibiotic for throat infection - twice a day)
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Customer: last two days, cough while sleeping and stomach pains
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.


I am really not sure what your question is for us.

A typical cold lasts for several days to a week or more.

There is no cures.

If you have a bad sore throat, you must rule out strep, that is most important.

For this, get a rapid strep test at your doctors or any urgent care. Strep is something you want to eradicate.

This sounds like a viral illness, but you should be getting better, noticeably after 3 to 5 days.

If not, you need further attention. You should also have your throat checked.

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Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 1 year ago.

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Since you are still feeling ill I'd suggest you see your primary care MD for a quick check. You could have very well developed a secondary bacterial infection.

Better safe than sorry.

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