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Sore throat and stuffy nose should be a strep throat, right?

Sore throat and stuffy nose should be a strep throat, right?

See below: Strep throat is not normally associated with nasal congestion or other URI symptoms. So, unlikely to be strep throat. ...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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I have a sore throat, no tonsils, stuffy nose ear pain, head pressure and irritability?

I have a sore throat, no tonsils, stuffy nose ear pain, head pressure and irritability?

Allergies: You possibly have an allergic rhinitis. But the earache always need to be checked by doctor as there are possibilities of serious complications of untreated ear infection. ...Read more

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Ear nose and throat problems, what to do?

Ear nose and throat problems, what to do?

ENT problems: Problems of the ear, nose and throat can usually be managed by your primary care physician. If the problems are chronic or complicated, he/she may refer you to an otolaryngologist, or ENT doctor, who specializes in this area. ...Read more

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Had dizzy spell , inner ear congested, area under ear on neck hurts to touch . Also sore throat , nasal congestion. Tests for flu & strep throat neg.

Had dizzy spell , inner ear congested, area under ear on neck hurts to touch . Also sore throat , nasal congestion. Tests for flu & strep throat neg.

Since you had flu: and strep tests, I'm assuming you had your whole body examined. Did they mention if you had fluid behind your eardrum? It sounds like you could have a middle or inner ear infection. I would follow up with your doctor and be examined again. You may need some lab work done or a referral to a specialist if the doctor you're seeing can't find a reason for your symptoms. ...Read more

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Sore throat, congestion, headache at the temples of my head and clogged ears, runny nose. Do i have a cold?

Sore throat, congestion, headache at the temples of my head and clogged ears, runny nose. Do i have a cold?

Sinusitis: All your symptoms point to an Upper respiratory infection involving your sinuses. Sunuses are in the forehead and cheekbones but pain can radiate to the temples. Check with your primary care doctor for a thorough examination. ...Read more

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When should I see an ear nose and throat doctor?

When should I see an ear nose and throat doctor?

ENT symptoms: When you have ear, nose, or throat symptoms that you are concerned about, you should see your regular doctor and/or an ENT specialist. Many issues can be handled by your regular doctor but ENT specialists can help with the more complex and/or persistent symptoms. ...Read more

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Can ear infection cause sore throat and hoarse voice and sneezing.? I'm curious

Can ear infection cause sore throat and hoarse voice and sneezing.? I'm curious

No: The ear infection is in a separate compartment and does not trigger such added problems.However, ear infections seldom occur alone. They are often a secondary event triggered when an upper respiratory infection causes the type of problems you list. The URI is the starting point, although the timing can be confusing. ...Read more

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Glue ear and retracted ear drum very uncomfy... Can I go swimming and diving? School health center doctor said steroid nose inhaler would help??

Glue ear and retracted ear drum very uncomfy...  Can I go swimming and diving?  School health center doctor said steroid nose inhaler would help??

Prior ear infections: Glued/retracted eardrum? One side? Did you have history of multiple ear infections when you were a baby? Nasal steroid spray can help with allergies symptoms including runny nose or nasal congestion. I am uncertain whether it can help with retracted eardrum. Since you are uncomfortable, something should be done. OTC Claritin D or Zyrtec-D may help. If persistent, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Yesterday and today woke up with a sore throat and barely any voice but can breathe fine through nose. Sinus Infection? Laryngitis?

Yesterday and today woke up with a sore throat and barely any voice but can breathe fine through nose. Sinus Infection? Laryngitis?

URI: Upper respiratory tract infections (URI) includes sinusitis & pharyngitis. Can be bacterial or viral. Usually will have fever & mucus colored mucus production. If bacterial, antibiotics help. If viral, symptomatic care helps. Symptoms can also arise from seasonal allergies. Using a nasal steroid and antihistamine (Nasacort/Allegra respectively), gargle with Listerine & warm salt water to help ...Read more

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I have severe sore throat, cough, stuffy nose. How to treat/ease throat pain?

I have severe sore throat, cough, stuffy nose. How to treat/ease throat pain?

Options: Rest, hydrate well with water & stay far, far away from cigarette smoke. You can keep mucosa moist with a humidifier. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Slippery elm bark lozenges are another option. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Consider use of tylenol (acetaminophen) or non-steroidal anti-inflammories. See below. ...Read more

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Are the nose ears and throat connectedin some way?

Are the nose ears and throat connectedin some way?

Eustacian tube: The back of nose, throat and tube draining the ears (eustacian tube) are in close proximity. ...Read more

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Sore throat for 9 days. Dry cough and stuffy nose. Swollen lymph nodes. Sore throat really bad at night. Diagnosed pharyngitis. I need it to go away!

Sore throat for 9 days. Dry cough and stuffy nose. Swollen lymph nodes. Sore throat really bad at night. Diagnosed pharyngitis. I need it to go away!

Viral infection: Good morning, sore mouth, itchy throat, and dry cough suggest a viral infection involving the lining mucus membrane of respiratory system - upper and lower airway. Swelling of lymph glands of the area is associated with the process of our immune system trying to fight the virus. Symptom relief can be achieved by gargling with warm salt water, and ibuprofen. See doctor for antibiotics if needed. ...Read more

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I have a cough but nothing comes up, feel mucus in my throat, ear ache/pressure , swollen tonsils. No congestion or runny nose or sore throat. Help ?

I have a cough but nothing comes up,  feel mucus in my throat, ear ache/pressure , swollen tonsils. No congestion or runny nose or sore throat. Help ?

Post nasal drip: Chances are you have a post nasal drip.While you not feel your nose congested during the day it may be dripping while you are sleeping at night.To help i would steam yourself in a hot shower for 30 minutes a day then use saline nose drops during the day lots of fluids and take a cough medicine like mucinex (guaifenesin). ...Read more

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Head pressure and sore throat? Where do I get tested for strep throat?

Head pressure and sore throat? Where do I get tested for strep throat?

Many places: Strep is a bacterial infection, most commonly affecting the throat. It can be diagnosed quickly with a throat swab. Most primary care doctor offices offer the test. If you think you have strep throat, see your doctor as there can be complications if the illness goes untreated. ...Read more

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Sore throat and stuffy nose what should I do?

Sore throat and stuffy nose what should I do?

See below: I would recommend an over the counter decongestant either phenylephrine nose drops or spray or pseudephedrine tablets (the ones locked up behind the counter). Use them for only 3-4 days to avoid rebound phenomenon. You could also take tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain relief and throat lozenges for sore throat. Keep yourself well hydrated and you should get better soon. ...Read more

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Blocked ears! no runny nose or sore throat. Need to fly spokane to chicargo in the morning. 1 stop. Tips?

Blocked ears! no runny nose or sore throat. Need to fly spokane to chicargo in the morning. 1 stop. Tips?

Afrin (oxymetazoline)?: If this is from nasal congestion, try otc nasal decongestant spray just prior to departure. Chewed gum during descent. Since you likely have allergic asthma, consult an allergist since the above measures may not work if your nose is too congested. ...Read more

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Hi been coughing runny noise green mucis sore throat ear is ringing and fills like something in it my local hospital said allergies?

Hi been coughing runny noise green mucis sore throat ear is ringing and fills like something in it   my local hospital said allergies?

Chronic Rhinitis: All your symptoms sound like classic chronic rhinitis. Make an appointment with an Allergist for further workup and evaluation. Skin or blood testing will determine your sensitivities and then appropriate medications can be prescribed like medicated nasal sprays, antihistamines, and/or allergy shots. ...Read more

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