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Can you have mono w/o classic symptoms? My teen had strep and meds. After, he had 8 days of a sore throat, swol lymph--no strep. Dr felt it was viral/allergies. Sore throat/Runny nose last week. Fatigue low fev this week.

Can you have mono w/o classic symptoms? My teen had strep and meds. After, he had 8 days of a sore throat, swol lymph--no strep. Dr felt it was viral/allergies. Sore throat/Runny nose last week. Fatigue low fev this week.

This definitely: sounds like it could be mono. The symptoms you are describing are actually classic for mono. Mono presents differently in people, so it sounds like, if he's never had mono, he should be checked (blood test, i.e., mono spot and more importantly, EBV (Epstein Barr virus) titers. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Major allergies. Sore throat, nose stuffy, swollen cheeks and eyes. What kind of allergy medicine actually works ?

Major allergies. Sore throat, nose stuffy, swollen cheeks and eyes. What kind of allergy medicine actually works ?

Rheumatology: Rheumatology is the branch of medicine that tests and treats allergies. You should visit a rheumatologist to get allergy testing. If you are taking medicine, this could be a serious allergic reaction if your face is swollen, see an MD right away before anything else. Antihistamines work well for allergies but you want to figure out what to treat.+ Pregnancy test before any medicine if possible. ...Read more

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Can sinus drainage from allergies cause sore throat and difficulty swallowing?

Can sinus drainage from allergies cause sore throat and difficulty swallowing?

No: Your symptoms are not due to "sinus drainage." an infection in the nose or back of the nose and sinuses can cause the feeling of "sinus drainage". ...Read more

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I feel like something stuck in my throat & throat become dry , my pcp says it's allergy no sore throat. Nt present in morning. I can swallow and drink?

I feel like something stuck in my throat & throat become dry , my pcp says it's allergy no sore throat. Nt present in morning. I can swallow and drink?

LPR: In my experience, the symptom of something stuck in the throat is not usually an allergic symptom. You may have high reflux of acid or laryngeal-pharyngeal reflux or lpr. See an ENT doctor for specific diagnosis. Another possibility is spasm of the sphincter of the upper esophagus. ...Read more

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Can non-food allergies cause sore throat, that seems to resonance in the ear, jaw, chest, and mouth?

Can non-food allergies cause sore throat, that seems to resonance in the ear, jaw, chest, and mouth?

Yes, secondarily: A strong exposure to an airborne allergen can cause drainage which when snorting, mouth breathing, throat clearing, then cause throat soreness. I have personally had heavy exposure to dust mite (a borrowed pillow) and woke up the next morning with a raw throat. ...Read more

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Can allergies or a sore throat interfere with flying?

Can allergies or a sore throat interfere with flying?

Yes: Allergies can lead to discomfort on a flight due to the pressure changes on the flight. Nasal congestion and pressure tend to be the worst in situations that involve allergies and pressure change. Make sure to use your allergy medication and nasal saline sprays if your allergies are acting up. ...Read more

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I've had a chronic sore throat & cough for about 7/8 months now. I've been to the doctor & they say it's just allergies, but my sore throat get worse.

I've had a chronic sore throat & cough for about 7/8 months now. I've been to the doctor & they say it's just allergies, but my sore throat get worse.

See GI: Since you have provided so little info about yourself, my best guess would be a reflux problem which is causing the sore throat and the cough. Need confirmation however. ...Read more

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Is it possible to 16 years old have copd. i smoke e cigaret 7 months maybe 20-40 puffs a day. ihave asthma and allergy . i have sore throat i hav quit?

Is it possible to 16 years old have copd. i smoke e cigaret 7 months maybe 20-40 puffs a day. ihave asthma and allergy . i have sore throat i hav quit?

Quitting is wise.: Yes, even a 16-year-old rarely can have COPD. One possible cause is alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, which also causes liver problems. However, your allergies and asthma seem to be enough to explain your COPD-like symptoms. Quitting tobacco (even e-cigarettes) is wise. Do not smoke or use vape. See a doctor for your allergies and asthma. There are good treatments available for allergies and asthma. ...Read more

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One of my eyes has discharged to redness or itchy. is this allergies? i have sore throat and congested.

One of my eyes has discharged to redness or itchy. is this allergies? i have sore throat and congested.

Possibly: Allergic conjunctivitis causes redness, watering and itching. The conjunctiva (inside of your eyelid) can have a cobblestone appearance. Sinus congestion is also common. If symptoms get better with an antihistamine (benadryl/dihpenhydramine) or Zyrtec/cetirizine) then it's allergies. However, allergies do not usually give a sore throat. Viral URI causes sore throat, congestion, conjunctivitis ...Read more

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Does drainage from allergies give you a sore throat and make your ears hurt?

Does drainage from allergies give you a sore throat and make your ears hurt?

Yes and no.: Post-nasal drips may cause some throat irritation but it is the nasal congestion which may cause a middle ear infection. You should check with your doctor to find out why your ears are hurting. ...Read more

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I have irregular sized bumps (5 or 6) on the back of my tongue, that are pinkish & 1 is as long as about an inch, 1 is very small. I also have a sore throat & allergies. Should i be concerned(cancer)?

I have irregular sized bumps (5 or 6) on the back of my tongue, that are pinkish & 1 is as long as about an inch, 1 is very small. I also have a sore throat & allergies. Should i be concerned(cancer)?

Probably not: Bumps on the back of your tongue are common. These papillae grow to different sizes. They can be affected by allergies or irritated causing to enlarge. They may not be associated with your sore throat. Cancer in mouth can be found on the tongue but more common on sides of tongue. Tell your dentist your concern. The doctor can examine site and render a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a cold and allergies. I have a sore throat, stuffy runny nose, a cough and i just feel cloudy.?

What is the difference between a cold and allergies. I have a sore throat, stuffy runny nose, a cough and i just feel cloudy.?

Cold verses allergy: Allergy is ahereditary disease where you react to something in your environment. A cold is caused by a viral disease and can cause the symptoms you describe. If it persists longer than 10 days it might be a allergy as colds last a week or two. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Viral Pharyngitis (Definition)

A sore throat is discomfort, pain, or scratchiness in the throat. A sore throat often makes ...Read more