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A 21-year-old male 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
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Doctor can examine: 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.
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Last updated Mar 26, 2020
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