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A few days ago I started really not feeling well, and on

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Hello!A few days ago I started really not feeling well, and on Easter, I ended up having extreme weakness, dizziness...and painful sensitive skin (to which she said having sensitive painful skin isn't normal when your sick...which I found strange??) I took my temp and it was 99.5. Went home, slept and got up the next morning...throat absolutely killing me. Went to a walk in clinic yesterday and the NP did a strep test and said it came back with a faint pink line.. so she said I had strep. She asked me if I had a cough, running nose or ear pressure and I said no to all except mild ear pressure. So now this morning I wake up and I NOW have extreme ear pressure, cough starting and a ton of drainage... So I'm completely confused. Is it possible to have both strep AND a cold? She prescribed me Cephalexin...
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 4 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 4 months ago.

Cold symptoms are many times part of the strept throat. So you should start Cephalexin, if you have not.

Following can increase the body immunity so help in overcoming the infection;

1) Omega 3; Fish oil capsule and flaxseed oil capsule.

2) Ginkgo Biloba

3) Zinc 30 mg.

4) Vitamin C.

Steam inhalation too would help you.

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Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Thank you very much! Was just concerned that I was now having cold symptoms with strep as I didn't know that was possible : ) I appreciate the tips as well!!
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 4 months ago.
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