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Cough, headache, sore throat, running nose, no fever, what to do?

Cough, headache, sore throat, running nose, no fever, what to do?

Maybe strep, etc...: Nose and throat symptoms can be from cold viruses, strep throat, allergies, etc... It can be difficult to tell what the cause is. If symptoms only last 1-2 days, it was likely allergies, irritation, or a mild cold. Doctors have rapid 5-minute tests for strep, so a primary care doctor can diagnose strep and start antibiotics "right away", which means within the first 3 days of strep symptoms. ...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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I'm feeling lightheaded, sore throat , cough especially at night, running nose , what could this b?

I'm feeling lightheaded, sore throat , cough especially at night, running nose , what could this b?

URI: You have an upper respiratorty infection with a post nasal drip that is causing a sore throat and cough. Push fluids and use salt water nose drops for relief. ...Read more

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I have bronchitis and the cough is virtually gone, but now I have a running nose and sore throat. Do i need to drain my mucus?

I have bronchitis and the cough is virtually gone, but now I have a running nose and sore throat. Do i need to drain my mucus?

Allergy?: Runny nose means you are trying to get rid of some agents (allergen or a virus) that found its way into your respiratory system. It is a protective mechanism of our immune system. You do not need to treat it. Sore throat is a symptom from throat irritation from infection or irritation. If infection is caused by a bacteria, you may need antibiotics. Otherwise, use medication for symptom relief. ...Read more

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I have cold, running nose, sore throat, slight fever, severe body pain, tiredness, fatigue , head ache, sneezing and cough.

I have cold, running nose, sore throat, slight fever, severe body pain, tiredness, fatigue , head ache, sneezing and cough.

Flu?: It could be influenza, but could also be another viral or bacterial infection. If your symptoms are not improving, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Scratchy in the throat and coughing and sore throat, hurts to swallow. And sneezing and running nose. What could it be?

Scratchy in the throat and coughing and sore throat, hurts to swallow.  And sneezing and running nose.   What could it be?

Rhinovirus: People always think of the worst, and rightfully so. Symptoms as yours without the fever and headaches in all likelihood, like 90% of upper respiratory infections is viral in etiology and symptomatic treatment is all that is necessary. It will take a few days but you'll be better. Drink your fluids. If there is pus in the throat, go see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Sore throat, running nose, headache, and pain under tounge?

Sore throat, running nose, headache, and pain under tounge?

Under tongue=see doc: In the setting of upper respiratory tract infection symptoms, pain/swelling in the floor of the mouth under the tongue can be a sign of an abscess that needs immediate attention, and warrants getting urgent medical care. Other symptoms in that case generally include fever and muffled voice. If, on the other hand, the pain is on the underside of the tongue itself, not as worrying. ...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


Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Throat Pain (Definition)

Throat pain is any tenderness or discomfort in the throat. This may be caused by bacterial or viral infections, or any kind of damage to the ...Read more