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Hi! I've been having a head cold for the past few days, I've had a really bad dry/flem cough and I've been really congested. whooping cough and strep has been going around my school and on tuesday parents got calls for it. my mom just wanted me to come on here to see if I needed medicine

Doctor's Assistant: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?

I don't take any daily medications and Im allergic to nothing

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Doctor: Doctor John MD, Board Certified MD replied 7 months ago
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Doctor: Doctor John MD, Board Certified MD replied 7 months ago

are you having a fever?
how bad is your cough?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I had a fever on tuesday and wednesday but it has gone away, my cough was really bad yesterday but has been a bit better today. it's a dry cough like every two minutes and i am congested so sometimes im coughing flem in my throat
Doctor: Doctor John MD, Board Certified MD replied 7 months ago

whooping cough tends to be a very deep, productive and spasmodic cough, and your symptoms dont sound like whooping cough.

Strept throat should just be sore throat and fever with no other cold symptoms such as cough or congestion, so also does not sound like strept throat either.

most likely viral upper respiratory infection that should clear in 7 to 10 days.

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Doctor: Doctor John MD, Board Certified MD replied 7 months ago

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