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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ujwala Rajgopal
33 years experience General Surgery
Temp/ sputum color: Start with taking your temperature. If you do not have a fever, underlying immune compromised state or diabetes, begin with warm saline gargles at lea ... Read More

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Or necessarily: Coronavirus cannot be ruled out, specifically in the current context if you had contact, but many other conditions are possible. Self quarantine and i ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Don't know: COVID 19 Sx's may include fever, cough, feeling tired, shortness of breath, muscle aches, headache, sore throat, chills, chest pain, nasal congestion, ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Dr. can check throat: New throat pain 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 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends on cause: Most often sore throats are caused by benign reasons such as dryness, viral infections, allergies. As long as its not severe, try simple things such a ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
25 years experience Family Medicine
Rusty mucous: Not to worry. Very common in the morning. As long as your other symptoms are mild, not concerning. Hope this helps. Best of luck
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. TED FEDER
Dr. TED FEDER answered
39 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Usually PostNasalDrp: Usually post nasal drip. Your sinuses (allergies, infection, hyperactive) drain mucus down the back of your throat causing irritation to the throat. ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Ramirez
21 years experience Family Medicine
Infection: sore throats are usually due to viral infections. strep throat is a bacterial infection. sometimes a strep throat has a characteristic smell. also ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Hopefully: If this is an acute problem, and you are sick with a cold, cough or the like, then it is not a big deal. It should go away with time (<7 days). Howev ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sheldon Brownstein
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
Uri: Mucous production is a sign of inflammation representing allergy or cold in form of respiratory infection. If there is no fever generally supportive c ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Cough: You have a post nasal drip that is causing your cough. Use a vaporizer and saline nose drops 4 times daily. Sleep with several pillows and use vaporub ... Read More
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