A member asked:

I am experiencing cough blood in phlegm, with phlegm or mucus, mucus, nasal congestion, sore throat, ear pressure, thick saliva or mucus, and runny nose but none of: difficulty breathing through nose, body aches, aching muscles, generalized weakness, lac

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Dr. Robert Kwok answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, doesn't go away quickly, or is worrisome (as in bloody phlegm). Some throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) temporarily lessens pain.

Answered Mar 26, 2020



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