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Old 05-10-2011, 02:34 PM   #1
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Do I have a virus?

I'm coming off a cold that started as a sore throat, then coughing, then blowing the nose alot, and then subsiding after approx. 2 weeks. Now, I've noticed that I still seem to have some strange lingering symptoms......slight congestion although I can breathe pretty well and may blow my nose (clear) only a couple times a day.....still slightly tired at times.....sore neck at times......some burning at times in the sinus areas around the nose. People that know my voice say they can detect some congestion in my voice. I've had these lingering symptoms now for at least 2 weeks since my cold. The symptoms seem to ebb and flow, sometimes better than other times.

I've never had sinus problems or allergy issues. I've done the Netti Pot thing as well as Mucinex......doesn't seem to be changing anything. I've contacted my doctor and he doesn't seem to be too concerned. Simply says some of these colds last awhile. I also had the latest flu shot going into the winter season last year.

Any ideas?

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Old 06-02-2011, 04:41 PM   #2
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Re: Do I have a virus?

Do you drink plenty of water and get lots of rest? That may help your immune system.

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