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Lowell, AR
A 39-year-old male asked:

Sore throat with terrible congestion, runny nose, white spot in throat, dizzy spells and very slight ear pain: what could this be?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
You could have a: Viral upper respiratory infection or even strep throat. See physician ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Antibiotics are imperative for strep throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. For congestionsaline nose drops or a netti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect ; mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.* make sure you rest.

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