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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
31 years experience Dentistry
Need more info: Can't "lose taste buds". However, there are several viral conditions that can affect the sense of taste and cause other symptoms. See your doctor for ... Read More

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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
Sore throats tricky: It's so hard to predict accurately when a sore throat IS NOT a strep throat. Your symptoms SOUND like either viral pharyngitis or allergic, right? B ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
54 years experience Psychiatry
Cold Symptoms: I understand your discomfort. Cold symptoms may last up to 1 week. Please be concerned and see the physician for: productive cough which is yellow ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Sinus: Sounds like it could be. Discuss with your health care team where ever you are. They will know what is going around.
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Sinuses/cold: This could be due to sinuses and allergies or viral illness if these are the only symptoms. Congestion and inflammation in your sinuses can lead to sa ... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Viral: Most likely a viral infection. Use nasal saline spray and a netti pot or nasal irrigation system and stay hydrated!
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
GERD: All these symptoms are experienced by anyone who may have gerd or gastroesophageal reflux disease except for the headache..
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
10 years experience Pain Management
Sinusitis/allergies: You could be suffering from sinusitis or allergies. Try some anti-histimanic (loratidine/benadryl) and/or a decongestant. You should try avoiding sm ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Viral URI: Sounds like you have a viral URI (upper respiratory infection). Hydrated with fluids and electrolytes, salt water gargles, nsaids (motrin) or tylenol ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Dagostino
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Viral: Most times these are signs of a viral respiratory illness. Unfortunately there is no cure for a virus. It needs to run it's course. The old saying is ... Read More
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A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Exam: Be checked. It may be a bad virus but a productive cough suggests pneumonia. You may need antibiotics. All the best.
A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
The duration?: If these symptoms have been present for weeks or months, allergy is a possibility. You should however checked with your doctor since you apparently h ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Symptoms: Am not sure what the actual question is. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade ch ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Viral URI: Sounds like a viral upper respiratory tract infection. You may have some ill contacts with similar symptoms. Body aches pretty characteristic of vir ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
No virus: Causes all of that but migraine can
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
How long?: If these have been present for months or years, you likely have an allergic condition. If they have been present for less than a week, it is likely f ... Read More
A 101-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
14 years experience Family Medicine
Not usually: Most allergy-related symptoms are sneezing, dry cough, watery eyes, itchy eyes or throat. If you have an asthma component to your allergies, you can ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. EMILIA MATOS
43 years experience General Practice
Sinusitis is the mos: Green color can point to an infection, sometimes you don't have fever with every infection either viral or bacterial.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
29 years experience Pediatrics
Cold symptoms: Headaches, congestion, runny nose are typical upper respiratory infection (URI) symptoms. Many viruses can also cause rash and/or itchy skin .
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Allergic rhinitis: This time of year it looks like you are allergic to trees and/or grasses which are giving you symptoms of an allergic nose. The runny nose is giving y ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
URI: can very well be viral Upper Respiratory Tract Infection. So rest, fluids , painkillers, unless contraindicated, salt water gargles and saline nasal w ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
18 years experience Urgent Care
Descending URI: It sounds like you have a mild upper respiratory illness that started with a sore throat. 90% of Pharyngitis (sore throat) comes from a virus, not a b ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That is quite : Possible. Neti pot can reduce nasal congestion. Mix ¼ tsp salt w 1 cup lukewarm water. More salt can also be used. Place solution in neti pot. Tilt ... Read More

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