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Cause for sorethroat, congestion, runny nose,cough.

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Sore throat, congestion, runny nose, cough, low grade temp 99.8~100.2

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Category: ENT Specialist
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Thank you for your query at
I understand your concern.
I have reviewed the picture and your throat looks quite inflamed with a lot of mucus suggestive of an upper respiratory tract infection.
Most of these infections start as a viral, but goes on to develop into a superadded bacterial infection.
You will need to start an antibiotic like Cap. Augmentin 625 mg twice daily ( Amoxicillin + Clavulanic Acid ) for 5-7 days. Saline water gargling/ betadine gargling will help in bringing the secretions out too. Additionally, you also need an antihistaminic like Tab. Levocetirizine 5 mg once daily at bedtime till the runny nose reduces.
Hope this was helpful,

Dr. Sunil Jalan
Category: ENT Specialist
DAA (Diploma in asthma and allergy) : Christian Medical College, Vellore, 2012
D.N.B (ENT), 2011
Residency - M.S. (Master post graduate degree in otorhinolaryngology),  Christian Medical College, Vellore, 2009
D.L.O. (Diploma in otorhinolaryngology) - Christian Medical College, Vellore, 2007
Medical School - M.B.B.S, S.P. Medical college, Bikaner, 2004
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