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Moved to China, weird cold like symtoms persisting over a month.

  • Posted By: cheng27
  • April 4, 2008
  • 02:39 AM

I recently moved to China (rural/small city). About 4 or 5 days after I got here I got sick with what I think was a cold. The doctor here insisted I take antibiotics through IV (even though I didn't see what good it would do for a cold). I received antibiotics for 2 days and was also given some medicine for my cold symptoms.

It actually seemed to get better after the antibiotics for a few days (not sure if I had just gotten naturally better though, since it had been around a week). However it seemed like I got sick again or my symptoms returned, I get a really sore throat and congestion. Anyway, I've had a persistent sore throat, cough/flem, and a stuffy nose for about a month now. Sometimes I have an upset stomach as well and I've had loose stool a couple times. Should I be concerned, if it's not a cold what could it be?

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  • Wait, I thought I could edit my posts? Anyway, additional information.. I have to blow my nose a lot and I always get lots of green snot. What makes it weird is that besides those symptoms I don't really feel like I have a cold anymore... I mean, I'm a bit tired, but I don't think I have a fever. I recently moved to China (rural/small city). About 4 or 5 days after I got here I got sick with what I think was a cold. The doctor here insisted I take antibiotics through IV (even though I didn't see what good it would do for a cold). I received antibiotics for 2 days and was also given some medicine for my cold symptoms. It actually seemed to get better after the antibiotics for a few days (not sure if I had just gotten naturally better though, since it had been around a week). However it seemed like I got sick again or my symptoms returned, I get a really sore throat and congestion. Anyway, I've had a persistent sore throat, cough/flem, and a stuffy nose for about a month now. Sometimes I have an upset stomach as well and I've had loose stool a couple times. Should I be concerned, if it's not a cold what could it be?
    cheng27 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • Ah China, land of respiratory illnesses due to horrible air quality!:(Have you visited a Chinese acupuncturist/herbalist?DOM
    acuann 3080 Replies Flag this Response
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