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A 18-year-old female asked:

Sore throat. spit mucus with blood in the morning, only pain is swallow saliva&sneeze. had fever of 38%bac ytd but not tdy. no cough or flu. wad is it?

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Dr. John Fung
General Surgery 41 years experience
Respiratory virus: This is likely a upper respiratory viral infection in evolution. Sore throat (pharyngitis) with fever, followed by cough and other flu like symptoms. Best treatment is rest, plenty of fluids, tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen for aches and fever. A decongestant and cough suppressant may be helpful when these symptoms arise. Throat lozenges can help with the sore throat. If no better in 3-5 days, see md.
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