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i have a bad cough and sore throat

A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Flu? Other virus?: These symptoms are typical for influenza, especially if there is fever, but also for many other viruses -- maybe just a bad cold. Pneumonia is possib ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Sounds like: a TRACHEITIS/BRONCHITIS and antibiotics may be indicated. Seek out some medical attention.... Hope this is helpful Dr Z
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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Common cold?: Impossible to accurately diagnose you over the internet but this may be due to excessive secretions in the back of the throat or dripping down from th ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
13 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Talk to your doctor: With recent surgery history now having cough, it should be wise to come see your doctor again. We don't know your medical history especially history o ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibly...: The cough and whistling may be from bronchospasm. There are many different causes of bronchospasm including upper airway infection, gerd, post-nasal d ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Komal Hanif
7 years experience Family Medicine
Common cold: -Soothe the sore throat with saltwater gargle rinses, or over the counter lozenges, throat sprays like Chloraseptic which has a numbing medication. - ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Tips: For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *for anti-inflammat ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Martin
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sore throat: First of all, throat cancer in a teen is exceedingly rare. Iow, you don't have cancer, most likely. Also, you wouldn't expect excess mucous from thr ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Ronan Monsef
Specializes in Family Medicine
Hemoptysis: Coughing up blood is never normal and should always be evaluated by a physician. It should always be considered dangerous until proven otherwise.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Exam: you are describing a sin0bronchial syndrome: infection of both the sinuses and lungs. I suggest calling your PCP or get evaluated at a UC clinic for d ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
23 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
I don't see a: question here. Please re-phrase and re-submit. Sounds like a cold, though. If that was your question...
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A female asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Dry cough: Given that you have provided us with no information about yourself, not even your age, let alone any medical history or medications, you may have envi ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Muscle pain: Hard coughing fits can cause the muscles of the back and abdomen to become sore. Combined with sore throat may be start of upper respiratory infection ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
43 years experience Pulmonology
Allergies: Most likely you are having allrgic rhinitis or viral inf.With tosilitis , pt is likely to have fever severe throat pain or difficulty swallowing.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marianna Post
16 years experience Family Medicine
URI: Sounds like uri. Drink more fluids, gargle with salt water, take plain Robitussin ( guaifenesin) otc, to make cough more productive and less harsh, if ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Common cold symptoms: Nasal saline. force fluids, grandma's tea and honey, checken soup. Dark brown honey is an excellent cough supresant as is warm water gargles and Robi ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Infection: Possible viral infection or bacterial, or even allergy mediated. Get an eval if not improved in time with rest and fluids.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Lewis
50 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
URI: It sounds like you may have an upper respiratory infection with associated laryngitis. This could be bacterial or viral and best to see your physician ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can check: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can check: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can check: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Sore throat: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have Strep Throat, anti ... Read More
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Dr. Joel Teig
Dr. Joel Teig answered
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
See a doctor: You need to see a doctor to prescribe the correct meds.
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