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I started feeling tired had sore burning throat with cough 3 days ago no fever voice sounds like lartis now i'm coughing green musus what can it be t?

I started feeling tired had sore burning throat with cough 3 days ago no fever voice sounds like lartis now i'm coughing green musus what can it be t?

Cold or Flu: Green mucus discharge from the nose or eye can be a sign of a viral or bacterial infection. Severe discharge can be cultured to evaluate for a bacterial infection which should be treated with an antibiotic. Sleep, rest, fluid; consider tamiflu (oseltamivir) if md agrees; vit d (protected sun exposure in the southern states in the winter works naturally; in the northern states, sugarfree vit d works. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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I have sore throat. It feels really dry and their is slight and burning sensation as well. What to do? I have this cough syrup 'Zedex' (Bromhexine).

I have sore throat. It feels really dry and their is slight and burning sensation as well. What to do?  I have this cough syrup 'Zedex' (Bromhexine).

Dr. can check throat: 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, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). A couple days of throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) can decrease throat pain. ...Read more

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Sore throat doesn't hurt when I eat or drink it helps but it burning and now I've got a cough and it hurts my chest too cough ?

Sore throat doesn't hurt when I eat or drink it helps but it burning and now I've got a cough and it hurts my chest too cough  ?

Postnasal drip: It's likely postnasal drip that's causing it. I recommend sinus washing and a bit of a nasal steroid spray. Not sure if that's over the counter in your country. ...Read more

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Sore throat in the morning, lhs shoulder blade is constantly in pain and burning, cough for no reason, occasional nose bleed. No clue what's wrong?

Sore throat in the morning, lhs shoulder blade is constantly in pain and burning, cough for no reason, occasional nose bleed. No clue what's wrong?

Need more info: This sounds as if it has the potential to be quite severe and warrants a full evaluation by a physician. Suggest you write down all symptoms, their timing and inter-relationships and go and see a doctor. Hopefully it will turn out to be something simple, but if severe and correctable, the sooner you are seen the better. Good luck, and hope this clears up soon. ...Read more

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Burning when I cough started out as sore throat two days ago then stuffy nose with yellow green mucus now coughing up same mucus no fever?

Burning when I cough started out as sore throat two days ago then stuffy nose with yellow green mucus now coughing up same mucus no fever?

Bronchitis. many-: -times colds which are viral can lead 2 bronchitis that is bacterial. Get in to see your PCP 4 eval. probably need antibiotics @ this stage. My preference is zithromaz Z pack plus 1 extra capsule. This gives the coverage 4 PPLO infections. Take the same as a Z pack only take You add 1 capsule the first day then finish them out. ...Read more

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Day1 sore throat day2 stuffy runny nose burning chest day3 stuffy runny nose sneezing burning chest with cough and light mucus chills at night 99.7??

Day1 sore throat day2 stuffy runny nose burning chest day3 stuffy runny nose sneezing burning chest with cough and light mucus chills at night 99.7??

Descending URI: It sounds like you have a mild upper respiratory illness that started with a sore throat. 90% of Pharyngitis (sore throat) comes from a virus, not a bacteria, and you can't take antibiotics for it. Most symptoms of the common cold can be treated with over the counter medication, decongestants and cough suppressants. High fevers, chills, and/or persistent sore throat warrants a visit to your doctor ...Read more

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I am experiencing runny nose and burning sensation in my lungs. The following also describe me: Cough, Nasal congestion, Sore throat, and Difficulty breathing through my nose.

I am experiencing  runny nose and burning sensation in my lungs. The following also describe me: Cough, Nasal congestion, Sore throat, and Difficulty breathing through my nose.

Virus: Most likely you have a virus. We can order a strep test if the sore throat is very severe. Drink plenty of fluids, drink bone broth/chicken soup, get plenty of rest. Consult with us if you do not get better with this or if you have a fever. ...Read more

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I inhaled bleach fumes for an hr approx. 17 hrs ago. Symptoms are runny nose, sore throat, burning/pressure in chest, cough, congestion. What do I do?

I inhaled bleach fumes for an hr approx. 17 hrs ago. Symptoms are runny nose, sore throat, burning/pressure in chest, cough, congestion. What do I do?

Chlorine burn: Appears that you have sustained a chlorine irritation / burn to your naso-pharynx-tracheal-bronchial tissues. If external, the immediate remedyvis long ice cold water rinsing. You cannot do much of that, but prolonged mouthwashing, gargling, and nasal washing can help. Then, you need an inhaler. Saline breathing treatments may help but best is a metered dose steroid inhaler. So see a prescriber ...Read more

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I'm 26, female, overweight, non-smoker. I have been having dull, achy left chest pain w some burning. Burning throat, sore, cough, blocked sinuses, and frequent BM's. No heartburn. EKG, blood, X-ray, and stress test normal. Vit. D, mag, and iron low.

I'm 26, female, overweight, non-smoker. I have been having dull, achy left chest pain w some burning. Burning throat, sore, cough, blocked sinuses, and frequent BM's. No heartburn. EKG, blood, X-ray, and stress test normal. Vit. D, mag, and iron low.

See your doc.: These are combined symptoms and suggestive of about two things. The first is viral and may last a little longer than usual. The chest pain may well be pleurisy or related to the viral illness. The low vit d, mag and FE may be related to diet. Have the doc comment on weight loss and how to treat the other problems
In the long run you should be fine. ...Read more

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Sore throat and burning eyes, but not so much sneezing or coughing. What could this be?

Sore throat and burning eyes, but not so much sneezing or coughing. What could this be?

Guesses include: A virus, bacterial infection, allergies. If they continue, see the Dr. for an exam and the answer. ...Read more

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I have been coughing, a sore throat, and the inside of my nose has a burning sensation. Any idea why my nose burns inside? It also is hard to breathe

I have been coughing, a sore throat, and the inside of my nose has a burning sensation. Any idea why my nose burns inside? It also is hard to breathe

Cold or allergy: Your symptoms can either be related to a viral infection or to nasal allergies, both can irritate your nasal passages and make your nose sensitive. Use a saline nasal spray to soothe it, it should help you until you get your symptoms checked with your doctor. ...Read more

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I am a male. When I peed last night a few times it burned. This afternoon it is not burning and I have a sore throat.

I am a male. When I peed last night a few times it burned. This afternoon it is not burning and I have a sore throat.

Adenovirus?: Certain types of adenovirus -- one of the common respiratory viruses that causes common colds -- can cause urethritis (urethral infection) along with upper respiratory infection. It's not at all dangerous and will clear up on its own. See your doctor if things don't improve in a few days. ...Read more

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I was sick about 2 weeks ago and all my symptom went away but my throat has been burning, like more than a sore throat, but I'm not sick and it's been hurting for about a week now?

I was sick about 2 weeks ago and all my symptom went away but my throat has been burning, like more than a sore throat, but I'm not sick and it's been hurting for about a week now?

Burning throat: Greetings. The burning may be due to reflux. If you suffer from heartburn or GERD, then tums or a medication like Zantac (ranitidine) may be of help. Pharyngitis coming from a virus could be the cause and Tylenol/Motrin could help. See your doctor for confirmation. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Please... is there anything over-the-counter that will soothe a severe sore throat and burning in my chest?

Please... is there anything over-the-counter that will soothe a severe sore throat and burning in my  chest?

No: Sounds like you have bronchitis. You can use any of the OTC decongestants like Mucinex (guaifenesin) but most likely you need to be evaluated by a doctor and may need antibiotics plus a prescription medicine for the discomfort. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat that started yesterday and got worst when i woke up. There is a burning irritation in my chest as well as my throat?

I have a sore throat that started yesterday and got worst when i woke up.  There is a burning irritation in my chest as well as my throat?

See your doctor: A professional evaluation and examination is necessary to rule out viral vs bacterial infection and to determine if antibiotics are necessary. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with gastritis three weeks ago. Showing improvement, but have a sore throat and the burning sensation. How long does gastritis last?

I was diagnosed with gastritis three weeks ago. Showing improvement, but have a sore throat and the burning sensation. How long does gastritis last?

Depends: Unfortunately, there's not a simple answer. It depends on what symptoms you were having, how the diagnosis was made, and what the cause was. Also depends on what the treatment was. Ok to call the doctor that treated you, and ask. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have sore throat and also burning lip what is it?

I have sore throat and also burning lip what is it?

Viral: Possibly a viral infection. See your doc if you have fevers, difficulty swallowing or breathing and if symptoms persist for more than a week ...Read more

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My 13 year old has serious throat pain like burning not a sore throat. Like pins and needle she says and it switched from side to side what is it?

Throat pain: Her throat pain is probably due to an infectious process until proven otherwise. Consult a doctor for possible throat culture and evaluation. ...Read more

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I've had a sore throat for three days. And when I urinate it's not so much painful, but it's a cross between mild burning and pain. What's going on?

I've had a sore throat for three days. And when I urinate it's not so much painful, but it's a cross between mild burning and pain. What's going on?

See a doctor: Burning with urination is not normal and suggests inflammation in the urethra(tube carrying urine out of the body). This can have several causes. The sore throat may or may not be related. A health care provider can help sort this out. ...Read more

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I have been couching up green mucus for over two months now.I also have burning in my chest when i couch, and wake up with a sore throat most mornings?

I have been couching up green mucus for over two months now.I also have burning in my chest when i couch, and wake up with a sore throat most mornings?

Cough: In general, a symptom of coughing can first be addressed by over the counter measures. Cough specific syrups or tablets are readily available. Decongestant medicines can help if the cough is related to sinus drainage. Giving the cough ample time to clear is advisable but if you develop fevers, shortness of breath, chest pains, or bloody sputum, or a long cough, it may be time to see your doctor. ...Read more

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What should I do to address a sore throat and burning mouth?

What should I do to address a sore throat and burning mouth?

TLC and antibiotic: A sore throat caused by viral infection — the most common cause usually lasts five to seven days and doesn't require medical treatment. Just some tlc.
If your sore throat is caused by a bacterial infection, your doctor will prescribe a course of antibiotics. Penicillin the most one prescribe. ...Read more

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Have had a rash on upper back for a week with a constant sore throat, rash is starting to spread. Itchy but not burning, getting concerned ?

Have had a rash on upper back for a week with a constant sore throat, rash is starting to spread. Itchy but not burning, getting concerned
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Itchy rash: Rashes can be tricky. Are you on any medications you might be reacting to? You could consider a paid consultation so we could see the rash and offer more personalized help. Stay cool. Itchy rashes itch more in the heat. ...Read more

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I am having this burning feeling in my throat that i am worried about, it's not like heartburn pain and it doesn't feel like a sore throat. ?

I am having this burning feeling in my throat that i am worried about, it's not like heartburn pain and it doesn't feel like a sore throat. 
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Throat pain: Such "occult" sensations are best evaluated by a physician. Unfortunately, without a careful exam and possibly some other tests, it's hard to say what is causing the sensations. ...Read more

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Sore throat on and off for months, sometimes burning/inflamed feeling in throat other times minty//cold feeling in throat, sounds like an ulcer?

Sore throat: Have yourself visit an ENT doctor. This can be due to many possible causes and needs full exam to diagnose. May be due to acid reflux, post-nasal drip, infection, etc. ...Read more

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Off and on sore throat, burning tongue and roof of mouth. ?

Off and on sore throat, burning tongue and roof of mouth. ?

Side effects: Common side effect for many medications or your getting exposure to some chemical. ...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