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Can you please please help me? (coughing, fever, phlegm)

Posted by ThatAnnaGirl

Hi, I'm an 18 yo Caucasian female in Tennessee. I've been a vegetarian for 2 months now, and I am not eating very healthy. I'm not on any medications, or have any allergies. 3 days ago, I had very loose stool and flatulence when eliminating. I had a sharp pain in my ear for no more than five minutes, a few times 2 days ago, sporadically and in a different ear each time. I am not sure if these are relevant, but I thought I would let you know.

2 days ago, I woke up with a slight sore throat. Yesterday, I woke up a cough and phlegm. My tonsils were swollen and I felt a "golf ball" when I swallowed, which dissipated after an hour. There was some stiffness in my neck that occurred later in the day, along with a fever that varied throughout the afternoon, no higher than 100.7 degrees. It left that night, and I coughed unproductively for several hours before I could sleep. I woke up this morning with a fever of 101, a stuffy nose, and a sore throat. What can I do? Do I HAVE to see a doctor?
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