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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Sterling
44 years experience Emergency Medicine
Run-of-the-Mill: Sounds like you have what i just got over. No biggie. You need more fluids and brush your teeth and tongue twice a day. You may develop other symptoms ... Read More

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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keshab Paudel
18 years experience Internal Medicine
Did you check zinc ?: Zinc deficiency is usually associated with bad taste or lack of taste of food. You might want to check zinc level.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
47 years experience Pediatrics
More info: Increase your clear fluids and try some saline nasal spray. IF symptoms persist, please see your doctor.
A 26-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, influenza, or "mono" (antibiotics usually not used), or from so ... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Unless you also suffer from shortness of breath or chest pains.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
27 years experience General Surgery
GERD : Probably it is reflux. Consider seeing a doc to perform an endoscopy. If it is reflux, it can cause other issues if untreated. Www.Drlugo.Com
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amar Ashraf
Specializes in Infectious Disease
Need to see a doctor: Certainly tonsillitis is a possibility.There are other possible source of infection. Fever indicate systemic involvement and should be evaluated by a ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
21 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Allergies: Could be allergies to dust or sign of viral uri? Try otc Allegra (fexofenadine) and ketotifen eye drops to see if you feel better. Good luck.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Hammer
32 years experience Infectious Disease
Not likely : These symptoms are more indicative of infection (either viral or bacterial). Cancers can lead to a secondary infection though, and if they don't full ... Read More
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
26 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Unlikley: Tb is more likely to present with chronic cough - usually bloody with a known exposure to tb. Unless you work in healthcare, have been around someone ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And poss ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Strep throat : Sounds like strep throat. See your doctor.
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
21 years experience Pediatrics
Get evaluated: If you find that this streak has not changed or disappeared i would have your doctor take a look. Sometimes there are inflammatory changes during a co ... Read More
A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
37 years experience Family Medicine
Sore throat: In these situations it is best to see a physician as soon as possible. The likelihood is that you have a bacterial infection. Under such conditions th ... Read More
A 35-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 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Gutman
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Well...: The colour of infected secretions is highly variable... Bright yellow or brownish, or bloody all can mean the same... No reason other than the type ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Sinus infection?: About 10% of people who had a cold ended up with a sinus infection. Since this has been going on for 2 weeks, it is time to see your doctor.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeremy Porter
12 years experience Pediatrics
Take full course: I'd keep going with the cefdinir it until it's all finished. I am not sure how long you've been taking it but if you are on days 1-7, have faith and ... Read More
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A 41-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 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Infection: That you are ill and have an infection.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Mucous: This will vary in color depending upon the source of the inflammatory secretions, the duration and site from which they are being coughed up, and so o ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Throat mucus: Mucus tends to thicken and turn yellow or slightly green as water evaporates from it. The flow of mucus slows at night, so that in the morning you'll ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: If it continues for three weeks or more, it may be a sinus infection requiring antibiotics. Nasal saline, fluids are rest are advised. Virtual appt a ... Read More
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