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I'm snowed in and in the 4th day of an extreme sore throat, cough and possible fever. Swallowing is very painful, and the cough is constant tickle?

I'm snowed in and in the 4th day of an extreme sore throat, cough and possible fever. Swallowing is very painful, and the cough is constant tickle?

HealthTap Prime...: If you connect with one of the HealthTap physicians in your area, you can discuss this in some detail over HealthTap Prime or through the Concierge service. A severe sore throat with trouble swallowing and fever should have abscess of tonsils or strep throat ruled out. Abscess tends to be pain and swelling more on one side. Antibiotics may be needed in your case, but this could also be viral. ...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


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What to do if I have extreme headache, fever, sore throat, body aches?

What to do if I have extreme headache, fever, sore throat, body aches?

Can't diagnose you: Could be a viral or a bacterial infection. For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Antibiotics are imperative for strep throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. ...Read more

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Can I have symptoms of early HIV infection 2 or 3 days after exposure. Started high fever, sore throat, and extreme soreness in my leg and butt.

Can I have symptoms of early HIV infection 2 or 3 days after exposure. Started high fever, sore throat, and extreme soreness in my leg and butt.

Acute HIV infection: You can have symptoms of an acute (new) HIV infection. They are similar to mono - with sore throat and achiness. (i hope an expert weighs in on how early this can occur.) there is a blood test that shows HIV 'viral load, ' i.e., how many copies of the HIV virus a person has. This is usually done if a very high risk event has occurred: significant exposure with known HIV positive partner. ...Read more

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Within the past 48 hrs i went from extreme fatigue, to a scratchy slightly sore throat, body aches, chills, but no fever. I have no appetite, but have been drinking tea and lime water. What should I take to relieve symptoms without over drugging mysel

Within the past 48 hrs i went from extreme fatigue, to a scratchy  slightly sore throat, body aches, chills, but no fever.  I have  no appetite, but have been drinking tea and lime water.  What should I take to relieve symptoms without over drugging mysel

Viral syndrome?: Could be viral syndrome , typically. But some times early streptococcal throat infect. Can cause similar picture. For now maintain adequate hydration by drinking plenty of fluids, rest by holiday to work for 1 or 2 days ( avoid spreading inf. To others too), tylenol (acetaminophen) for body pain and soft.Diet . Avoid Aspirin . Can do salt water gargle/listrine mouth w.If not impoving /fever comes see ur pcp -exam+. ...Read more

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Do you always have a fever with flu? Been very sick with sore throat nasal congestion extreme body aches cough and fatigue but never a fever.

Do you always have a fever with flu? Been very sick with sore throat nasal congestion extreme body aches cough and fatigue but never a fever.

Not always: Some people may never have a fever which tends to get higher when the body is mounting maximal attack against the flu virus. Do realize that there may be other explanation for your symptoms especially if they have been present for more than a week. You may need to see your doctor and get some blood work. ...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. William Culviner
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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