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Transplant patient with Cold
alidan1984 posted:
I have had 3 kidney transplants and about a week ago i had a head cold and thought it finally went away however this morning I woke up coughing, sore throat, itchy ears, and feel like i have a chest cold for it is sore when i take in a deep breath. Should I go to the doctor or will I get over it in a day or two? I have been taking Coricidin HBP Cold and Flu.
Cat78fish responded:
Having pain in your chest is not normal for just a regular cold. In my opinion, you need to see a doctor to make sure it hasn't gone into pneumonia or bronchitis (sp?). You can have a sore throat without it being strep but the thing is that you can't tell if you have strep unless you go to the doctor. Strep is nothing to mess around with--especially for someone who has had any kind of a transplant so go see your doctor. Donna

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