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Three days of low grade fever followed by sore throat and then some light coughing with continued low grade fever in the eve what's wrong with me also had chills and flushing during first three days of fever with no other cold symptons?

Three days of low grade fever followed by sore throat and then some light coughing with continued low grade fever in the eve what's wrong with me also had chills and flushing during first three days of fever with no other cold symptons?

Sounds viral: It sounds like you have a viral illness and this may last for a week or so. In the absence of worsening symptoms you are best treated with hydration, rest and symptomatic over-the-counter therapy. ...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


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I shave a cough and sore throat and fatigue no fever. I have an appointment at an oncology clinic for follow up. Can I give this to anyone.

I shave a cough and sore throat and fatigue no fever. I have an appointment at an oncology clinic for follow up. Can I give this to anyone.

Not a big concern: Since coughs and colds are so frequent among patients and health care workrers,
you do not need to worry about i9t. If you are concerned you can eiother take a disposable mask and use it when you are in the clinic or carry a hankerchief and use it when you cough. Good luck! ...Read more

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I've had a cough for a few days followed by sore throat a fever and pain in ribs when coughing and breathing. What could this be?

I've had a cough for a few days followed by sore throat a fever and pain in ribs when coughing and breathing. What could this be?

See your doc today: Sounds like you're sick! You need to get seen. You might have strep throat and that needs to be treated with antibiotics to prevent long-term complications. Take tylenol (acetaminophen) only as directed on bottle for now, try some chloraseptic or cepastat lozenges, drink liquids and get seen later today. Good luck! ...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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Might a sore throat cause a fever?

Might a sore throat cause a fever?

It may: Certainly can. Whether a sore throat is related to strep or a viral infection - fever is possible. For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & 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. Salt water gargles help. ...Read more

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Why would a sore throat cause a fever?

Why would a sore throat cause a fever?

Infection: Infection, either viral or bacterial, can cause sore throat and fever.You need to see the doctor, in case you have strep throat. ...Read more

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What to do for a really sore throat and fever?

What to do for a really sore throat and fever?

Rapid Strep Test: A really sore throat, fever, an exudate (pus) on your pharynx or tonsils or enlarged lymph nodes near the angle of your jaws suggests the need for a strep throat test. Other less common causes include pharyngeal arcanobacterium, chlamydophilia, gonorrhea and diptheria. Get checkied out. If a rapid strep test is positive you will need antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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How to cure fever and sore throat the natural way?

How to cure fever and sore throat the natural way?

Rest, fluids: Lots of fluids can help. Rest and activity as it feels right for your body. Zinc lozenges can help with sore throat and viruses. If your throat continues to get worse over a couple of days, in the absence of other cold symptoms, I would suggest getting a strep test done. ...Read more

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What should I take for a really sore throat and fever?

What should I take for a really sore throat and fever?

See doctor: It is possible that you have strep throat, and this should be treated if you test positive or look clinically as if that is the diagnosis. This may be several other things besides that, but very few of them will have the potential for severe complications like rheumatic fever that strep throat does. ...Read more

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How would you recommend I cure my fever and sore throat?

That depends: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a streph throat test. If you have streph throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future compications. 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 twice a day. ...Read more

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What can be done to cure a very bad sore throat & fever?

Strep test: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a streph throat test. If you have streph throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future compications. 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 twice a day. ...Read more

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What are causes for my recurring sore throat, fever, etc?

What are causes for my recurring sore throat, fever, etc?

Immune System: Sounds like your immune system needs some help! Vit c, vit a and vit e supplements particularly going into a denver winter! ...Read more

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I'm sick with a fever and a sore throat. What should I do?

I'm sick with a fever and a sore throat. What should I do?

What to do?: 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. You can gargle w Aloe Vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey & a small amt of lemon juice helps. ...Read more

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Could you tell me ways to alleviate sore throat and fever?

Could you tell me ways to alleviate sore throat and fever?

Symptom relief: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & 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 twice a day. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat and a fever. What can I do about this?

I have a sore throat and a fever. What can I do about this?

Soothe your throat: A sore throat can be serious but likely it is easily treated with symptomatic things like throat sprays, lozenges, salt water gargles, cold drinks and ice cream. Paracetamol and ibuprofen will also help. You should see your GP to determine if you need antibiotics. You may ask you doctor for some steroids which act as an anti-inflammatory and can greatly reduce your symptoms. ...Read more

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I am having fever and sore throat! What to do to control it?

I am having fever and sore throat! What to do to control it?

What to do: If you have a 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. You can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a small amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when you have a fever and a sore throat?

What exactly does it mean when you have a fever and a sore throat?

Fever & sore throat: You likely have an infection. Could be viral or bacterial. For viral infection, we treat these with supportive measures, like increasing fluid intake and vitamins. For bacterial infections we do the same, but if severe enough, you may need antibiotics, but usually just for strep. ...Read more

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Sore throat for a week. No other symptoms, not even a fever. Causes?

Several things: Infection, allergies, smoking, mouth breathing at night are all situations that affect and can cause soreness. Due to the risk of strep throat you should call your doctor. ...Read more

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What is a good way to cure a fever and a sore throat as soon as possible?

What is a good way to cure a fever and a sore throat as soon as possible?

Get it checked: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a streph throat test. If you have streph throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future compications. 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 twice a day. ...Read more

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How can I feel better from having fevers, sore throat, cold and headaches for 3 days?

How can I feel better from having fevers, sore throat, cold and headaches for 3 days?

Strep culture /test.: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & asmall amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Fever/ pain – acetaminophen/ nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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Woke up this morning with 104 fever and a sore throat. I'm an adult, what should I do?

Woke up this morning with 104 fever and a sore throat. I'm an adult, what should I do?

Dr. Can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease throat pain. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat followed by fever. What meds could I take for faster relief of this?

I have a sore throat followed by fever. What meds could I take for faster relief of this?

Ibuprofen: Is a fever reducer and antiinflammatory. I prefer this for pain relief/fever if you are able to eat.
Fluids of different temperature will also aid you in relief.
Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you have a sore throat and a fever does that rule out a normal sore throat?

I'm just wondering, if you have a sore throat and a fever does that rule out a normal sore throat?

Not always: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & 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 twice a day. ...Read more

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Returning home from abroad with fever and sore throat. How to reduce the risk of infecting family members?

Returning home from abroad with fever and sore throat. How to reduce the risk of infecting family members?

Fever and Loved ones: I appreciate that you are concerned about this. We do know that the longer one is ill with these upper respiratory symptoms the less contagious one is.

But, with a fever I would recommend good hygiene, good hand washing, covering your mouth if and when you cough and not kissing any one yet.

Once the fever has subsided you are most likely not contagious. ...Read more

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I still have a bad sore throat I have appointment with Dr tomorrow I wonder what is causing my sore throat and fever been sick over a week?

I still have a bad sore throat I have appointment with Dr tomorrow I wonder what is causing my sore throat and fever been sick over a week?

Get checked: Could be strep, mono, drainage, tonsillitis, acid reflux. Without a thorough exam it is very difficult to tell. See your doctor unless the pain is severe to an urgent care. ...Read more

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Hi my son had a fever/sore throat. Which started Wednesday his fever was 101.9. Soar throat gone two day fever left Saturday. Now fever is back?

Hi my son had a fever/sore throat. Which started Wednesday his fever was 101.9. Soar throat gone two day fever left Saturday. Now fever is back?

Your question is???: You state the soreness left but fever remains. You mention nothing about seeking a diagnosis or treatment. This pattern is not specific to any diagnosis. It could be strep throat, mono or something else. You still have time to start treatment and avoid complications of strep, but seeking out testing for specific diagnosis should be done soon. ...Read more

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5 days ago I had fever and sore throat. Two days later and till now, I have been experiencing really bad throat pain. No more fever. Is this normal?

5 days ago I had fever and sore throat. Two days later and till now, I have been experiencing really bad throat pain. No more fever. Is this normal?

That can happen. BUT: Did you have a strep throat test/ culture. If not, would do so. Strep throat should be treated with antibiotics. Failure to do so can lead to health complications. Take care. ...Read more

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