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Head cold

What is a head cold? Symptoms, causes, cures and when to see the doctor.

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  • Kirst's photo avatar
    Kirst — 17.04.2017 20:30
    Ive had an awful cough now week 3with it in the last week n half all other symtons hav came blocked nose and my ear first one now both have gone deaf n I hear fluid in them it's horrible and I feel achey n weak is this normal and should I see a doctor


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      Jen Tan — 18.04.2017 08:49
      Yes, you should seek advice from a doctor. You may have developed a bacterial infection and as much as we like to avoid their over-usage, antibiotics may be necessary.


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    ged — 13.04.2017 23:57
    and as I have found you also tend to feel fatigue with no energy and the strength of a kitten


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      Jen Tan — 14.04.2017 09:23
      Yes, any severe infection can lead to tiredness and fatigue.


  • Megan Crose 's photo avatar
    Megan Crose — 08.04.2017 15:33
    I have a head cold & coughing at the same the fluid is going into my ears.. I've been on antibiotics for the past week for my ears but that doesn't seem to work


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      Jen Tan — 08.04.2017 19:04
      If your symptoms are still persisting, please let your doctor know. Antibiotics do not always help and one of the most common reasons will be that the bacteria you have is resistant to its action. In this case, another type of antibiotic may be necessary, as might further tests or a referral to an ENT specialist.


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