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Would a sore throat from rabies look and feel the same as a sore throat caused by a common cold? (Postnasal drip, visible mucus in throat, etc.)

Would a sore throat from rabies look and feel the same as a sore throat caused by a common cold?  (Postnasal drip, visible mucus in throat, etc.)

No: With rabies you would be extremely sick, frothing, crazy and about to die- horribly. With post nasal drip- you have a mild annoying tickle in the back of your throat. ...Read more

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Mucus (Definition)

Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more


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Does the common cold (rhinovirus) cause green/yellow mucus?

Does the common cold (rhinovirus) cause green/yellow mucus?

It could but: If you have had symptoms for more than 7 days you may consider getting checked out to make sure you don't have a bacterial sinus infection. ...Read more

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I have a common cold with cough, sore throat and mucus, does it get worse after 2 days?

I have a common cold with cough, sore throat and mucus, does it get worse after 2 days?

Cold: Not sure of the question. Sounds like a viral illness in which symptoms don't always develop all at the same time and typically don't all resolve at the same time. Symptoms can last for up to 14 days and sometimes cough lingers for even longer- can be with or without mucus. ...Read more

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In the morning coughing up and blowing dark yellow mucus. Day: Runny nose, sometimes difficulty breathing, dryness..common cold?

In the morning coughing up and blowing dark yellow mucus. Day: Runny nose, sometimes difficulty breathing, dryness..common cold?

Most likely a cold: Colds can last for 7 days but symptoms should be diminishing gradually.. Drinking plenty of water can help keep your secretions less thick. If you develop a fever toward the end of your cold this could be a sign of a secondary bacterial infection. ...Read more

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I have been coughing for 2 weeks.No common cold.Mucous is thin. Today experiencing chest pain on left side.Bronchitis or pnemonia?No fever

Musculoskeletal pain: Coughing persistently can result in musculoskeletal chest discomfort due to muscle strain, cartilage inflammation, bone bruise or even fracture. This pain will resolve once the cough resolves. Without fever or discolored sputum, the cough is unlikely to be due to infection. Bronchospasm, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of these is more likely. See your doctor for diagnosis/treatment. ...Read more

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6 months old, pukes up a lot after being fed, diarrhea, mucus coughs, stuffy nose, no fever. I took him in but they said its just a common cold?

Virus: The mucus produced by his running nose and cough is irritating and will make your child vomit. The vomiting and diarrhea may be due to viral gastroenteritis. Use saline nose drops and a vaporizer for his nose and a bland diet for his gastroenteritis. ...Read more

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Duration of common cold ?

Duration of common cold
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5-7 days: Common colds usually last approximately 5-7 days. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Common Cold (Definition)

Viral upper respiratory tract infection, or URI, is a condition where there is a viral infection of the nose or throat, causing redness and inflammation, runny ...Read more