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i have mucus in my throat and it hurts

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Throat culture: you should see your doctor to have throat culture and CXR and to be treated with antibiotic
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Also virus: I agree with everything the previous doctor suggested but when he says"and be treated with an antibiotic" is not appropriate because the culture may n ... Read More

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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saul Hymes
14 years experience Pediatric Infectious Disease
Probably not: While allergies could account for some of your symptoms it sounds as if you may be developing a throat infection, especially if antihistamines don't h ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Schneider
44 years experience Integrative Medicine
Mouth Pain: This could allergy or a viral infection. Probably best to have your PCP take a look at it.
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
Tonsillitis.: Your symptoms are consistent with tonsillitis. In the usual progression of most upper respiratory tract infections that are invariably viral. if you h ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibilities....: You may have acute bronchitis, an infection of the airways, which could result in cough with sputum production as well as a sore throat. You could als ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Globus sensation?: Do you experience the feeling of a ball or lump in the back of your throat that you have to swallow past? If so, this is "globus." alternatively, you ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Dr. can check throat: Throat symptoms can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or other virus (antibiotics usually not used), allergies or irri ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: If you are recovering from a cold, I would suggest staying well hydrated and monitoring your temperature. Typically the cough will resolve within thre ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
24 years experience Infectious Disease
Bacterial infection: Dark brown mucous could be dried blood. I know this may sound scary but I'm guessing you've been coughing a lot and really hard. Its easy to rupture ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nader Roheny
Specializes in Internal Medicine
See a doctor : Are you coughing up blood or you have blood in your nasal secretions ? You need further work up if blood coming from the lungs, chest x ray, etc.If it ... Read More
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A 5-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zachary Veres
17 years experience Family Medicine
URI: sounds like a URI, perform a virtual consult for help
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