I'm having quite a dilemma. So, my symptoms include a dry cough with very little phlegm (or just a saliva-like substance), I've been feeling awfully weak physically, and have a sore throat with white patches. It is now Wednesday the 10th and I originally began feeling symptoms Thursday the 4th. Over the weekend I had a very strange voice change experience where it seemed that my voice was much deeper (it also hurt to talk a bit). The cough is also very constant unless I eat something or drink something in which case it will cease for about 5-10 minutes. The voice effect also seems to be wearing down. I am a 16 year old male.
Now, I saw my doctor on Monday the 8th. He performed a throat culture which turned out negative for strep. No blood test was used. Another thing that I feel factors in is that I wrestle and mononucleosis has made an appearance on the team. However, my doctor said that he did not think this is mono because there are not enough symptoms shown. He suggested parainfluenza yet told me that should I feel these symptoms in two weeks, I would need to come back.
I felt after the appointment that there was little purpose in my being there because I never got a straight diagnosis of whether it is mono, parainfluenza or something else so I'm asking that if you have any idea as to what this is, please post.
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