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Persistent cough and sore throat.

I am 27 year old female, I have been suffering from persistent cough and sore throat for the past one week. First it started with severe nasal congestion followed by severe head ache. It was preceded by sore throat and persistent cough (dry cough). The mucus sometimes looks green in color. Took some antibiotics and cough syrup too, but didn't work out.
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What you describe suggests that you may have a bacterial infection of your upper respiratory system, nose, sinuses and/or throat.  Most worrisome is your symptom of a “severe headache’.  That along with your other symptoms would be consistent with acute bacterial sinusitis.  If that headache has persisted from when you sent this inquiry until the present time that could also  be a sign that the infection has either extended beyond the confines of the upper respiratory tract (for example into the deep soft tissues adjacent to your tonsils) and/or your body is infected with a bacterium resistant to the antibiotic you took.

The severity of your symptoms and the duration of them is not consistent with the common cold. If you have not experienced any signs of resolution of this infection when you receive this message, you should seek medical advice without further delay.  It is that worrisome.

Good luck
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