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Cough With Phlegm And Sore Throat
I have a cough with phlegm, Sore throat, Ear pain and swollen tonsils with small white spots on the back of my tongue. What could it be?
Phlegm is the thick, sticky mucus secreted by the surface of the respiratory tract during a cold or other respiratory infection. The respiratory tract includes the nose and sinuses, throat, voice box, bronchi, and lungs. Phlegm is mucus that may contain bacteria, viruses, respiratory surface cells, and inflammatory cells. Normal mucus is not phlegm, but a protective layer secreted ...Read more
Deep cough, green phlegm, nasal congestion and sore throat. My body aches but i don't have a fever. How long should I wait to see my pcp?
Sinusitis?: You may be dealing with a sinus infection. If you are not improving, you should notify your pcp. You may need antibiotics. The aching without fever often goes with sinus infection. In the meantime, you can try rinsing your sinuses with sterile water and premix packets of neti pot. Feel better soon! ...Read more
I'm sick with a really bad phlegm cough and a sore throat and when i cough it hurt around my right kidney. What could this mean?
For 4.5 weeks have had: asthma attacks no reason, headache, naseau, chest and back pain, pale face lips nails, congestion, phlegm, cough sore throat?
Infection: You should visit your doctor as soon as possible. It sounds like you might have an infection and if it has been going on for so long you might need antibiotics. ...Read more
I have a sore throat for a few days now. Don't know what it could be? Last wednesday i felt a scratchy sensation in my throat. Didn't think too much of it. Woke up thursday morning coughing up dark brown phlegm with a sore throat. It's been five days now
Many : Many sore throats will last 7-10 days. Viral infections will resolve on their own. Bacterial infections may need an antibiotic00strep throat needs an antibiotic or there may be risk of complications down the road (kidney, heart). Given your smoking history, i would not wait much longer than that before getting a full evaluation. You are at an increased risk of oral/throat/larynx cancer. ...Read more
I am having body ache,stuffy nose, coughing with green phlegm with blood streaks, sore throat, head throbbing and headache & chills. What can it be? I've been sick for four days. Should I go see a doctor?
Probably, or online: consult via HeathTap. You may need some medication. ...Read more
I was having cough past days and now its cured but i have sore throat and when i cough little phlegm comes what should i do ?
Throat: If the throat is bad enough go get a culture to see if its bacterial. Drink lots of water and gargle ...Read more
Have had a cough now for 3 and a half weeks - mainly dry, but sometimes with phlegm. Severe sore throat at night. Should I be concerned?
I've had a cough w/ a bunch of phlegm for 2 mth. This sometimes happens after a sore throat but usually it goes away in a wk. Still ok to wait it out?
Cough with phlegm: May be post nasal drip, reflux, food intolerance(milk,gluten/soy) irritating sinuses when asleep ( head is low andreflux like a tide moves up to mouth /sinus), may be mycoplasma infection-consider Z pk(zithromax if not allergic) may get rid of the cough. Can try ranitidine,( reflux)l Zyrtec, and elevating head of bed at night and see if that helps. F/u with doctor urgent care ...Read more
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