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Cough sore throat fever bodyache cold?

Cough sore throat fever bodyache cold?

Virus: Sounds like a viral upper respiratory infection. Symptoms may last 5-10 days depending on too many factors and too small of a space for this answer. Persistent temperatures, lack of improvemt in symptoms should prompt you to see a doctor please. ...Read more

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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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Sore throat, tight chest, cough?

Sore throat, tight chest, cough?

Bronchitis?: It is possible these symptoms are due to acute bronchitis caused by either a bacterial or viral infection. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Sore throat.. Crusty eyes. Cough/ flu?

Sore throat.. Crusty eyes. Cough/ flu?

Sounds like a virus: Sore throat, crusty eyes and cough sound like a virus but not typical symptoms of the flu. Flu symptoms usually cause high fever, lethargy, body aches in the winter months depending on your location. If you are having difficulty swallowing due to your sore throat you may want to be seen to check for streptoccal pharyngitis. ...Read more

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Sore throat, cough, no fever, ears hurting?

Sore throat, cough, no fever, ears hurting?

Possibilities...: This could be related to a seasonal allergy, with bronchospasm as the etiology for the cough. If this is the case, prescription inhalers could be helpful so see your doctor. Another possibility is an infection, especially viral. An ear or throat infection could cause your symptoms, with some post-nasal drip or throat irritation leading to the cough. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Sore throat, drainage from nose, persistent cough?

Sore throat, drainage from nose, persistent cough?

Perhaps allergies?: If you have had this issue that is linked to a particular season or exposure to a location, like a friend's place where there is a cat, you could be suffering from allergies. Smoking can also cause similar symptoms. A physical exam would be very helpful in determining the problem. You could try using over the counter antihistamines like loratidine to see if that lessens your symptoms. ...Read more

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Sore throat with throat tightness but no cough or flu. Bronchitis?

Sore throat with throat tightness but no cough or flu. Bronchitis?

Tightness/sore throa: If yo feel tightness in your throat you shuld be checked out. If it affects your swallowing or breathing go to the ed otherwise toalk to your doctor or go see him/her. ...Read more

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Sore throat and fever?

Sore throat and fever?

What to do.: If you have significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Saltwater gargles are helpful. Mix a tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid's may help/you can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times /day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a small amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read more

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Fever cough sore throat bad taste in mouth?

Fever cough sore throat bad taste in mouth?

See your doctor: It may just be a viral process, but if fever is high could be strep. See your doctor who can check it out. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes, congestion, sore throat, cough, ear pain, fatigue, achy, runny nose?

Swollen lymph nodes, congestion, sore throat, cough, ear pain, fatigue, achy, runny nose?

Could be bacterial: Or viral. For significant sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see dr ; 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. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice 2x /day. ...Read more

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Headache, sore throat, runny/stuffed nose, deep chest cough, hot and cold. No fever. A cold or more?

Headache, sore throat, runny/stuffed nose, deep chest cough, hot and cold. No fever.  A cold or more?

Cold or more??: If it just a cold, usually there are evident signs of respiratory distress. Those are rapid breathing (more than 24 x/min); nasal flaring;?; chest retractions; and use of the accessory muscles of respiration. If none of thes are present the cough is much more likely to originate at the pharyngeal level. An excellent med for type of cough is benzonatate. ...Read more

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Fever, sore throat, swollen tonsils, achey body, congestion.

Fever, sore throat, swollen tonsils, achey body, congestion.

Infection: Sounds like an upper respiratory infection. Could be viral or bacterial. If viral, fluids and rest and fever control are key, if bacterial, an antibiotic is necessary. If not getting better in a few days, go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Sore throat remedy?

Sore throat remedy?

Gargle with salty: Water. See your doc if high fever or trouble swallowing. ...Read more

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Sore throat stuffy nose sneezing a oral, std?

Sore throat stuffy nose sneezing a oral, std?

hard to say: Sounds more like a cold, however, something is making you feel that you might have been exposed and for that reason you should see your dr as soon as you can for confirmation. ...Read more

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Slightly sore throat, body achs, runny nose, ears hurt ...Flu or cold?

Slightly sore throat, body achs, runny nose, ears hurt ...Flu or cold?

Can't be sure. But: Achyiness is suggestive of flu. Flu symptoms may include: muscle aches ; pains, a fever above 100 degrees, headache, congestion, weakness, chills, increased sweating and coughing. Common cold tends to have milder symptoms. ...Read more

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Coughing up mucus. Sore throat, running and stuffy nose.

Coughing up mucus.  Sore throat,  running and stuffy nose.

Viral: Most times these are signs of a viral respiratory illness. Unfortunately there is no cure for a virus. It needs to run it's course. The old saying is it lasts 7 days if you treat it, a week if you don't. Worrisome signs would be chest pain, shortness of breath with activity, high fevers or vomiting. ...Read more

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Sore throat neck hurts harsh voice bad cough?

Sore throat neck hurts harsh voice bad cough?

Viral: possible bacterial strep also Mono All these can cause these symptoms. Be seen and may require treatment. ...Read more

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Temp 99.9. Sore throat. Runny stuffy nose. Sneezes. Is this a cold or strep?

Temp 99.9. Sore throat. Runny stuffy nose. Sneezes. Is this a cold or strep?

Strep throat: Strep pharyngitis is notoriously difficult to diagnose by purely clinical criteria, but the symptoms you mention do not suggest that what you have is strep. It is more probably a viral infection. An allergy is also possible, but seems less likely. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Cold Sore (Definition)

Also referred to as fever blisters, cold sores are small and painful fluid-filled blisters that are usually found around the lips. Cold sores are very contagious and can be spread by mouth-to-mouth contact and to the genitals, causing genital ...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