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Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
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Sore throat, dry eyes and stuffy nose?

Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
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Sore throat, dry eyes and stuffy nose?

URI: can very well be viral Upper Respiratory Tract Infection. So rest, fluids , painkillers, unless contraindicated, salt water gargles and saline nasal washes, if no improvement in 24-48 hours see your doctor, good luck ...Read more

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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


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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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Dry mouth. Sore throat. What can it be? Mono. Strep throat?

Dry mouth. Sore throat. What can it be? Mono. Strep throat?

Possible: Dry mouth is not a common symptom in either mono or strep throat, although, both can probably have people complain of that. Sore throat is common for both mono and strep but can also be seen in a lot of other viral illnesses as well non-infectious diseases such as allergy associated with postnasal drip, esophageal reflux, nervous spasm (globus). More detailed history is paramount in this case. ...Read more

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Sore throat mouth sores and swollen gums. Allergies?

Sore throat mouth sores and swollen gums. Allergies?

Probably not allergy: This sounds very much like a viral infection. Herpangina, herpetic stomatitis, and hand-foot-and mouth disease all have similar symptoms. All will heal on their own in 7-10 days. See your dentist or ENT specialist for a definitive diagnosis and treatment of the symptoms. ...Read more

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Itchy eyes blocked nose sore throat headache ?

Itchy eyes blocked nose sore throat headache ?

Yes: This could be allergies or infection make a doctor visit or Healthtap visit for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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Swollen sore throat?

Swollen sore throat?

I know a number...: ...Of infections that can cause that: strep throat, mono, adenovirus, coxsackie. Your doctor will have a better idea after an examination. ...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 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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Cure for sore itchy throat, runny nose?

Cure for sore itchy throat, runny nose?

Time!: Time will cure your symptoms. Antihistamines will help you feel better for the duration. ...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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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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Sore throat slight dry cough blocked nose and slight burn sternum area ?

Sore throat slight dry cough blocked nose and slight burn sternum area ?

Bronchitis?: This sounds as if you may have a bronchitic infection, which is due to a virus in over 90% of cases. If this persists or worsens it will help to see your family doctor. Best wishes for a speedy recovery. ...Read more

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Dry mouth and throat with constant stuffy nose ?

Dry mouth and throat with constant stuffy nose


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One causes the other: The constantly stuffy nose leads to mouth breathing which in turn leads to your dry mouth and throat. Fix your nose and the mouth and throat improve. Allergies, chronic infection, anatomical blockages all can be involved. As an ENT doctor i think starting with an ENT evaluation makes the mot sense. ...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, dry throat, coughing, nausea, lack of appetite, fever?

Headache, sore throat, dry throat, coughing, nausea, lack of appetite, fever?

Flu like syndrome: You may have the flu but i would advise you to get a throat culture to rule out strep. ...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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Scratchy throat , fever, rattling chest, dry cough, red eyes swollen lymph nodes and body aches?

Scratchy throat , fever,  rattling chest, dry cough, red eyes swollen lymph nodes and body aches?

Many conditions: From your description, this may be an influenza infection, or another respiratory infection. Your PCP may screen you for the flu and start Tamiflu (oseltamivir) within 48 hrs as indicated. A strep screen may also be performed at the same time. Typically viral illness self resolve within 10 days. ...Read more

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Swollen nodes, sore throat with allergies?

Swollen nodes, sore throat with allergies?

Sore thriat: Can be associated with allergies or infection most commonly. Your doctor can help sort it out. ...Read more

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