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Thick yellow fatty looking blood streaked mucas from throat, stiff neck, comgestion, cough & sore throat. No fever had for 72 hrs. Possible dx?

Thick yellow fatty looking blood streaked mucas from throat, stiff neck, comgestion, cough & sore throat. No fever had for 72 hrs. Possible dx?

URI: This sounds like an acute viral URI (common cold) possibly complicated by bronchitis, but without seeing you and examining you it is really very difficult to predict. Hope you get better soon and don't have to see anyone, but if you get worse or do not get progressively better you should be seen by a doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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My 9 year old has had cough, sore throat no fever for 6 days. Cough is flemy especially in the morning..Should she be on antibiotics?

My 9 year old has had cough, sore throat no fever for 6 days. Cough is flemy especially in the morning..Should she be on antibiotics?

Perhaps ...: There has been a peculiar recent outbreak of children in my pediatric practice that have tested positive for a bacterial infection known as "mycoplasma pneumonia". While these kids do not always show a full-blown pneumonia, the primary symptoms are headache, achiness, sore throat, & a particularly nagging cough unresponsive to typical conservative measures. A low grade may also appear.See your md. ...Read more

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My son has has the flu for 6 days should I take tamiflu (oseltamivir) or is it too late for me ?? I started symptoms 2 days ago cough and sore throat no fever yet .

My son has has the flu for 6 days should I take tamiflu (oseltamivir) or is it too late for me ?? I started symptoms 2 days ago cough and sore throat no fever yet .

Tamiflu (oseltamivir): Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is used to treat influenza A and/or B in people who have had flu symptoms for 2 days or less. It can also be used as prophylaxis (prevention) for people who have a close contact who is positive for the flu but have not yet developed symptoms. ...Read more

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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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6 yr fever 4 days now . Wet cough sore throat . Fever fluctuates from102 to 99.5 but won't break. What is duration of a fever and when to worry?

6 yr fever 4 days now . Wet cough sore throat . Fever fluctuates from102 to 99.5 but won't break. What is duration of a fever and when to worry?

Get evaluated: Definitely call your pediatrician, or take your child to urgent care. You describe a high fever that persists. Be prepared for admission to hospital. Be well. ...Read more

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How long does a cough, sore throat, chills, and fever that is viral last?

How long does a cough, sore throat, chills, and fever that is viral last?

Virus illness: Greetings. The cough, throat pain, fever and chills typically last ~5days. If your symptoms last longer, see your doctor for an evaluation. Antibiotics may be needed. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...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