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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: you can take cough med with DM. Within a week to 2 weeks.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Give it time: Usually 1-2 weeks. Give it a bit more time. Contact your doctor if no better after 10-12 days.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Dysphagia: Try a liquid diet for several days. If no improvement see a doctor for further evaluation and treatment.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Virus: Sounds like a viral upper respiratory infection. Symptoms may last 5-10 days depending on too many factors and too small of a space for this answer. P ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
40 years experience Pediatrics
Tightness/sore throa: If yo feel tightness in your throat you shuld be checked out. If it affects your swallowing or breathing go to the ed otherwise toalk to your doctor o ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Hello. : Hello. Can not distinguish between these three diagnoses based on this information. You will need a medical history, a physical examination to includ ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gebrehana Zebro (formerly Woldegiorgis)
31 years experience Internal Medicine
It could be many: Things . To mention few , postnasal drip , upper respiratory infection . If the symptom gets worse and become persistent , see your doc. If it is easi ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
18 years experience Internal Medicine
Perhaps allergies?: If you have had this issue that is linked to a particular season or exposure to a location, like a friend's place where there is a cat, you could ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Possible: Sore throat could be from few possibilities-pharyngitis, tonsillitis/abscess, spine infections from the neck spine projection into pharyngeal space , ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
22 years experience Pediatrics
Sounds like a virus: Sore throat, crusty eyes and cough sound like a virus but not typical symptoms of the flu. Flu symptoms usually cause high fever, lethargy, body ache ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Secondary bacterial: infection and may need antibiotic. You need to see your doctor especially because of the blood
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Chinchilla,: It sounds like a virus.
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A female asked:
Dr. Daniel Bates
7 years experience Family Medicine
Otitis media: Sounds like you may have an ear infection. Please see you doctor or go to a local urgent care to be checked out. Ear pain with fever and cold symptoms ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
39 years experience Geriatrics
Tight chest/ throat : Most cough with sore throat for few days are viral. Tight chest could mean asthma or bronchospasm or simply chest pain because of coughing , so i woul ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
See your physician: There are many and various illnesses which could match your description. I can appreciate your concerned, but finding a proper diagnosis and treatment ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Cough and antibiotic: There can be a lot of reasons for a cough. Since you are not a smoker the most likely is that this is indeed an infection. Your doctor will try to ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
9 years experience Pediatrics
Apples/oranges: there is no way to answer this. Each condition that you mentioned can range in severity from mild to extremely serious (and in rare cases, death). Eac ... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chirag Vasa
26 years experience Infectious Disease
Flu: Check for flu or other viral illness.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Probably not...: A post-viral cough is usually due to bronchospasm and residual airway inflammation. Bronchodilator and steroid inhalers are prescribed to treat this s ... Read More
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A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Yes!: Majority of "strep throat" occurs in winter and spring.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Meyer
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Likely viral : But occasionally what starts as a virus leads to a bacterial infection. After improving, worsening symptoms should lead you back to your doc for eval.
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A member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Usually not: This germ is in the mucous secretions of the carriers. They might be able to cough a few out, but they would dry out soon & die. Most pick it up t ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibilities...: Possibilities include bronchospasm, post-nasal drip, gerd or a combination of these diagnoses. Shortness of breath is a serious symptom that always re ... Read More
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