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Do you have fever?
Feel short of breath?
Any concurrent medical illness like diabetes, heart disease or hypertension?
no constant fever or diabetes but i have had night sweats in bed ! I am on meds (Losartin for hyper tension & simvistatin for cholesterol ) I am 5'7" in height and weigh 88kilos (BP CHECK YESTERDAY WAS 150/91) heart beat was 81 per Minute
Thank you very much for the useful information.
Keeping in view the generalized nature of the symptoms (which involve your lungs, throat, eyes), this appears most likely to be a viral infection which has probably got complicated by a secondary bacterial invasion.
Crusty eyelashes and puss from the eyes is a clear sign of bacterial conjuctivitis, and you need antibiotic + steroid drops for that.
Similarly for cough, you should have a chest x-ray done to make sure this is not from pneumonia.
Your doctor may consider a course of oral antibiotics as well to cover infection in your lungs as well as throat and eyes.
Therefore, at this point i will suggest you to see your doctor, and get a comprehensive physical examination done discussing the details i have mentioned to get a management plan chalked out that suits best to your needs.
Keep yourself adequately hydrated.
Wash your eyes with water frequently.
Nephazoline eye drops can be used for control of inflammation and itching until your doctor prescribes you more stronger anti-inflammatory drops (along with antibiotic).
Similarly steam inhalation will ease out your cough, and makes it easy to through out phlegm.
Honey water is a good remedy for controlling inflammation at home, there is no harm in giving it a trial until you see your doctor.
I hope this clarifies and answers you.
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