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soar throat, fever ,chills,headache and stiff neck is back

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I had a severe soar throat with fever ,chills,headache and stiff and hurting neck. I went to the er they said it was probably a virus it got so bad it hurt so bad to even drink water.I lost 9 pounds wouldn't go away so I took some antibiotics I had left over.and it went away then here a week later its back what's wrong with me.

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replied January 23rd, 2012
Cold, Flu and Viral Infections Answer A30721
Hello and welcome to e health forum.

From the extensive history provided, it seems that you have recovered from a severe bout of ‎pharyngitis and could be having persisting issues due to post infectious bronchitis.‎

Usually once a infection subsides the residual inflammation of the airway causes persistent ‎cough, this is called post infectious bronchitis. The main symptoms here are dry, cough in ‎paroxysms which persist for a long variable time frame.

Up to 25% of people suffer from a post-infectious cough – that continues for 2-3 weeks.

The condition resolves with time and conservative measures including steam inhalation, saline gargling, proper fluid intake and adequate rest.

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