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Scratchy throat dry cough

A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Doctor can examine: Throat symptoms 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 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 56 years experience
COVID-19 Testing/URI: I understand your need for COVID-19 Testing at home. Let Wise man within you ask: • Degree of concern of symptoms, “i have a scratchy throat dry cough... Read More
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
See below: Covid-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html Please contact your doctor by phone for further evaluation and mechanism for testing i... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angel Arturo Moya Marquez
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Flu: This symptoms you mention are the typical presentation of the common flu. It is common in people susceptible of having sinuses infections to start hav... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Syrup: This is probably an early viral upper respiratory tract infection. To soothe a scratchy throat and a dry,unproductive,hacking cough, take a cough supp... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology 37 years experience
Many conditions: From your description, this may be an influenza infection, or another respiratory infection. Your PCP may screen you for the flu and start Tamiflu (o... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raselette Hunt
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Cold: Your symptoms seem like the typical Common Cold/Viral Upper Respiratory Tract Infection.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 11 years experience
Likely a cold: Controversy exists about vitC supplements for a cold. Taking the suggested amount (and not more) is safe. Warning signs that should prompt one to se... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Estylan Arellano
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Viral syndrome: You're symptoms are likely viral syndrome; could be the flu, however, given the current COVID outbreak, it may very well be corona virus. Please foll... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
See your doctor : You may need prescription medications, meanwhile, salt water gargles, keep yourself well hydrated and use OTC cough meds, your pharmacist can help, re... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Sublett
Allergy and Immunology 47 years experience
Viral: If you have had a throat swab and it was negative for both the quick id and throw culture then this is most likely a viral illness. It even could be... Read More
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