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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Mosley
19 years experience General Practice
Allergy medicine: Over the counter allergy meds work very well, but aren't enough on their own for about 50% of us. Instead of stopping the otcs, f/u with your family d ... Read More

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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. STEPHEN GIROUX
39 years experience Pharmacology
Lozenges: Lozenges or numbing throat spray with help with the sore throat. Chloraseptic is a good topical anesthetic and comes in lozenge and spray. I like vita ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael DePietro
34 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Doctor: Always best to see you doctor.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
47 years experience Pediatrics
More info needed: I wonder if there may have been any prior trauma or injury in the area involved. Also dental pain or prior dental work may have irritated the facial ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
?allergies: May have allergies. Try over the counter, non-sedating meds (claritin/loratadine) as one example and if it persists, see a dr.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
You've probably got: a virus. Gargle w/cool salt water for sore throat, lozenges,delsym OTC for cough, advil (ibuprofen) for pain inchest and ears,maybe an inhaler if you ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Upper respiratory: infection. More commonly caused by viral infection. Warm fluids, saline rinse or gargle, rest, OTC analgesics and decongestants may help. See a docto ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Might be a cold: Virus. Cold symptoms can include nasal congestion, runny nose, coughing, headache, sneezing, sore throat, watery eyes, mild fever, feeling tired ; wat ... Read More
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A 54-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 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Very likely virus: Drink plenty of liquid & get rest. May take while to improve.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Real Martin
47 years experience Family Medicine
Probable allergies: Itchy ears could be caused by wax or eczema. Sometimes there is no obvious reason. Prescribed cortisone drops usually are very effective. Sore throat ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
31 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Possibly: Pain is not a common feature of allergies. If however, the pain is due from congestion (that is, a 'pressure' like pain), than allergies certainly co ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Well: Can't be several things could be a virus or allergic reaction. For specific diagnosis and treatment consult Healthtap for a video visit or visit a pri ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Inflammation: What you described is consistent with inflammation of the nasal sinuses. It the issue does not resolve in a week, it would be prudent to see an ENT sp ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Strep throat is not normally associated with nasal congestion or other URI symptoms. So, unlikely to be strep throat.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Virus or bacterial : Probably a common cold, or could be the flu, or a bacterial infection. Rest, increase your fluids, and use over the counter cough and cold remedies as ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Sinusitis: You may have sinusitis due to allergies which causes your nose to run, causing a post nasal drip and cough. Also the mucus can backflow into your ears ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: The ear infection is in a separate compartment and does not trigger such added problems.However, ear infections seldom occur alone. They are often a s ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sore throat, stuffy.: Your symptoms sound like you are coming down with a cold. Best to rest and stay hydrated. If your temperature is consistently high or your sore throat ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Viral URI: Probably viral, but to be sure, go and see a doctor and be examined. Good luck.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Influenza: This sounds like a viral illness, possibly influenza. If you have just begun this see your doctor and be treated, but must be within the first day of ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Koriwchak
32 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Stop using q-tips: The throat pain is likely referred pain from the ear irritation. No q-tips in the ears please! to clean your ears let soap and water flood your ea ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
One causes the other: The constantly stuffy nose leads to mouth breathing which in turn leads to your dry mouth and throat. Fix your nose and the mouth and throat improve. ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Colds: Hi you are describing the classic signs of a cold or "upper respiratory infection" if this is persisting or worsening you may need antibiotics or a ... Read More
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