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I have an earache, a cough,headache, sore throat that hurts

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I have an earache, a cough,headache, sore throat that hurts to swallow and a stuffed head with green mucus since Monday. Is this something I should go see a doctor about or just ride it out as a virus?
JA: How long have you had the symptoms? Do you have a fever?
Customer: I have had the symptoms since Monday but no fever. I have been taking over -the- counter cough syrup, theraflu/cold meds and chloroacetic but not getting better.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: None, I am pretty healthy, just finished a triathlon on Saturday which left my immune system very weak.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr.Anil replied 8 months ago.

Hello and thanks for trusting me to help you. I am a board certified consultant with over 30 years of experience.
I understand your concern.

Well as you describe,it sounds sinusitis and now as you have ear ache so possibly either it's eustachian tube blockage or ear infection.

Green mucus indicates bacterial infection.

So you need to be seen by an ENT specialist or your regular doctor first and get a prescription of antibiotics.

Also do steam inhalation and saline gargles.

Do nasal saline spray.

You can use OTC Otrivin nasal drops.

Take OTC Motrin for earache.

Use a humidifier in your room.

You should start a multivitamin supplement to boost your immunity.

Take ginger,lemon tea,plenty of warm liquids.

And make an appointment with your doctor.

Let me know if you have any further query so we can discuss it thoroughly in every aspect.
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Expert:  Dr.Anil replied 8 months ago.

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