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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ziring
21 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
You: Have what sounds like a viral upper respiratory tract infection. Drink plenty of fluids, acetaminophen for fever or pain relief, and if you feel worse ... Read More

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A 17-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fredric Pullen
61 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Cold: Sounds like a typical upper respiratory infection. Take over-the-counter decongestant and cough medicine. It should be better in a few days especially ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
17 years experience Family Medicine
Virus: 98% of laryngitis is from a virus. Just weight it out, you should be fine in 2 week time. If you can't weight steroids can be used, but i don't recomm ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
35 years experience Adolescent Medicine
Cold or flu: You can take over the counter medicine for cold symptoms. Drink extra fluids and rest. Give it a week to resolve. If you are not getting better or ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Virus: Viral upper respiratory infections usually start in the throat, spread to the nose and in some cases down to the windpipe and bronchial tubes. If symp ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
11 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Likely cold but...: Common things being common you are likely suffering from a viral upper respiratory tract infection. If you have a history of risky sexual behavior (un ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
30 years experience Family Medicine
Likely viral: Viral infections can cause inflammation of the throat along with yellowish/thick mucus / postnasal drip, and even streaks of blood. If you develop hi ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Need throat culture: Although the symptoms may still be due to a viral infection, it is time for you to obtain a throat culture to specifically determine if you have a bac ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrit Singh
50 years experience Cardiology
May: signal infection and may need antibxs
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A female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
URI. : Sounds like you have an upper respiratory infection, which could be viral or bacterial. Hard to tell exactly without an examination or consultation.

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