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Yesterday and today woke up with a sore throat and barely any voice but can breathe fine through nose. sinus infection? laryngitis?

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Dr. Kyle Anders
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
URI: Upper respiratory tract infections (URI) includes sinusitis & pharyngitis. Can be bacterial or viral. Usually will have fever & mucus colored mucus production. If bacterial, antibiotics help. If viral, symptomatic care helps. Symptoms can also arise from seasonal allergies. Using a nasal steroid and antihistamine (Nasacort/Allegra respectively), gargle with Listerine & warm salt water to help

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