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Can A Dry Cough Cause A Sore Throat
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
Bacteria or virus: Actually three pathogens can cause your symptoms. Bacterial, viral, or fungal sore throat. Most common are strept throat. Sexually active individuals can have viral or other types of bacterial sore throatws. Parainluenza most common type of viral sore throat. Debilitated or immunocompromised individuals can have fungal cause of sore throal and cough. The first line treatment is to be evaluated. ...Read more
Yes possible. : Like any other person, it can happen in pregnancy though pregnancy is considerd as one of the relatively immunocompromized conditions and infection can happen easily than normal people. Infections -viral, bacterial - causing pharyngitis, tonsilitis, sinusitis, upper resp. Infections -especially laryngo tracheobronchitis can cause sore throat with mucus. Drink enough fluids. Visit your doctor also. ...Read more
Biotin sore throat: Usually not but I am sure thee are a few that will have a reaction to the biotin. But by and large , it is supposed to be a product that is to help you try to stay wet. And moist. Good luck. ...Read more
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It may: Certainly can. Whether a sore throat is related to strep or a viral infection - fever is possible. For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Salt water gargles help. ...Read more
Yes and no: Mouth breathing commonly causes a mild sore and dry throat that will improve with hydration. It by itself doesn't cause fever. A viral nasal infection will congest the nose making it easier to mouth breathe and cause fever but these symptoms are temporary once the viral illness runs its course. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can have both: You don't usually attribute the cough to the sore throat per se but they can have the same underlying cause. A dry non productive of mucus cough is frequently secondary to a post-nasal drip. It can frequently be dealt with by using a medicine called benzonatate and does not need antibiotics. ...Read more
What causes a tickly sore throat with a cough and a dry sensation in my throat and a blocked nose is this a cold I have sneezing and no energy too?
Same as winter: The frequency if differing viral & bacterial infections that cause throat pain varies over the seasons.However, most germs are present in sporadic numbers year round. Flu as a cause of throat pain may cluster in nov-feb but occurs worldwide all year long. Strep throat is present continuously. ...Read more
Yes: A cough is likely a part of an upper respiratory tract infection, probably viral in nature. If the lump is inside your throat this could also be a strep tonsil infection. I would first recommend rest, plenty of fluids and you can also try gargling with salt water. If you get worse or not much better in a few days, I would seek medical advice. All the best. ...Read more
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