Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli
i am a male, age 25, having dry throat after i wake up from my sleep. after drinking water, eating fruits and vitamins, my throat is not so dry. my throat is at the most dry state after i wake up from my sleep. i have abit of cough which contains phlegm. i normally will have cough with phlegm throughout the entire year.
Yesterday (one day) i have runny nose but currently i dont have runny nose for now.
i dont have body ache, shortness of breath. please advise
Thank you for your question.
As mention above you have been having dry throat, cough and phlegm occasionally. And recently you have runny nose or otherwise you are fine.
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