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is itchy throat a symptom of flu

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Avoid contact: Stay home, avoid contact with others, rest and drink fluids. Monitor your temperature. If you experience worsening, please contact your physician. You ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
South Africa policy?: The majority of doctors viewing your questions are located in USA. Our policies/ protocols may differ from yours. I refer you to “https://sacoronaviru ... Read More

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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can examine: New throat symptoms can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other ... Read More
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Allergic reaction: The itchiness may indicate that you are experiencing an allergic reaction. Please try an over the counter antihistamine and then follow up with your P ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
May be allergies: This doesn't sound like flu (think high fever, sore throat, achey all over,cough,exhaustion). It doesn't even sound like sinusitis. What it sounds lik ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam King
Dr. Adam King answered
14 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Ibuprofen and Honey: Believe it or not, raw honey, 1 to 2 teaspoons every 4 to 6 hours, is very beneficial. Also a good dose of Ibuprofen every 6 hours can be greatly hel ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
This could be a: Viral infection. Influenza usually makes people feel very ill. For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for c ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See your own doctor: Why don't you simply speak with your doctor and ask him or her what to take.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Fluids and rest: Fluids and rest are most important.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Treat symptoms: I would advise soothing liquids , monitoring for fever and seeing your PCP. If you have a history of allergies or itching, you can use a dose of an o ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Gold
Specializes in Family Medicine
Sleep and eat: Since you did not mention fever I am going to assume that you do not have one. What you’re describing sounds like a second viral infection for which y ... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Allergies/asthma: You may have allergies and/or asthma..Allergies can cause itchy throat, postnasal and hacking cough etc...Allergy meds such as claritin/zyrtec/benadry ... Read More

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