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Cough sore throat fever bodyache cold?

Cough sore throat fever bodyache cold?

Virus: Sounds like a viral upper respiratory infection. Symptoms may last 5-10 days depending on too many factors and too small of a space for this answer. Persistent temperatures, lack of improvemt in symptoms should prompt you to see a doctor please. ...Read more

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Mucus (Definition)

Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more


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Productive cough no runny nose?

Dr. Jeffrey Ng Dr. Ng
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Productive cough no runny nose?

Could be Viral or...: Go see your doctor. He/she needs to listen to your chest and lungs, possibly culture your throat, and possible give you an inhaler treatment or antibiotics. He/she also needs to check your vitals to see if you are starting to get a pneumonia. ...Read more

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Cough phlegm chest pain with fever?

Dr. Cody Mead Dr. Mead
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Cough phlegm chest pain with fever?

See your doctor: You could have a pneumonia setting in. See your doctor for the appropriate evaluation. Get well soon. ...Read more

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Persistent cough, phlegm in throat, no fever. Why?

Persistent cough, phlegm in throat, no fever. Why?

It could be many: Things . To mention few , postnasal drip , upper respiratory infection . If the symptom gets worse and become persistent , see your doc. If it is easing up and getting better , probably it is nothing and self limited ...Read more

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Sneezing, nonproductive cough , slight expiratory wheeze, low fever?

Sneezing, nonproductive cough , slight expiratory wheeze, low fever?

How long: If it has been a few days you may have a viral infection, if longer i would be concerned about a bronchitis. See your doctor anyhow, especially because you are wheezing. ...Read more

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Sore throat cough mucous chest pain fever and chills ?

Sore throat cough mucous chest pain fever and chills 
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May be a cold: But since you have fever and chills you should see your physician to be checked for something that may need treatment. ...Read more

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Coughing up yellow mucus strep?

Coughing up yellow mucus strep?

Cough: Symptom of coughing can be a sign of a viral or bacterial infection, possibly even strep but un cough specific syrups or tablets are readily available for relief. Decongestant medicines can help if the cough is related to sinus drainage. Giving the cough ample time to clear is advisable but if you develop fevers, shortness of breath, chest pains, or bloody sputum, it may be time to see your doc. ...Read more

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I'm coughing and have green mucus, stuffy nose,sore throat, headache, body aces, no fever

I'm coughing and have green mucus, stuffy nose,sore throat, headache, body aces, no fever

Hard to tell: If you were in the urgent care Id check to see if you have an ear,sinus or chest infection. Perhaps being seen in real life will give more answers. Good luck ...Read more

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Sneezing, runny eyes, runny nose, and mucus producing cough... Bronchitis or allergies?

Sneezing, runny eyes, runny nose, and mucus producing cough... Bronchitis or allergies?

Allergies most likel: Symptoms likely more related to allergies than bronchitis. If able, take medication to control your symptoms, such as antihistamines ( eye drops and oral agents), nasal decongestant, nasal lavage ( like nettie pot), expectorant, and try controlling the environment triggers such as wind dust pet hair open windows fans perfumes etc...... ...Read more

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Pneumonia, bronchitis or flu shortness of breath. Coughing, wheezing, chills, fever, bodyaches, headache

Pneumonia, bronchitis or flu shortness of breath. Coughing, wheezing, chills, fever, bodyaches, headache

Hello. : Hello. Can not distinguish between these three diagnoses based on this information. You will need a medical history, a physical examination to include auscultation of your lungs and you might need a chest xray as well. They will probably check your blood oxygen level and may also do some lab tests. Would play it safe and get evaluated at the emergency room, as there is a possibility that you could have pneumonia. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Headache stuffy nose with clearn sometimes colored mucus cough producing yellowish green mucus tired weak.. no fever no sore throat?

Headache stuffy nose with clearn sometimes colored mucus cough producing yellowish green mucus tired weak.. no fever no sore throat?

Mgt: If it continues for three weeks or more, it may be a sinus infection requiring antibiotics. Nasal saline, fluids are rest are advised. Virtual appt available for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Productive yellow cough indicates what?

Productive yellow cough indicates what?

Possibilities...: If this is a change in your sputum color, it may be indicative of infection like acute bronchitis, pneumonia, sinus infection with post-nasal drip. The infection could be bacterial so see your doctor for diagnosis/treatment especially if you also have fever, shortness of breath, sinus pain/congestion or if it doesn't resolve after 10-14 days. ...Read more

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Dry cough and runny nose cause fever?

Dry cough and runny nose cause fever?

Not really: I would say that dry cough and runny nose can be associated with fever in the context of an infection (common cold), but cough and runny nose do not actually cause the fever. ...Read more

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Violent dry cough. No phlegm?

Violent dry cough. No phlegm?

See MD: See MD or ER. There are a variety of causes. Some benign, some serious. ...Read more

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Uri with 103 fever, chills was improving, now worsened with lost voice, sore throat, unproductive cough, sinus congestion (yellow mucus). Pneumonia?

Uri with 103 fever, chills was improving, now worsened with lost voice, sore throat, unproductive cough, sinus congestion (yellow mucus). Pneumonia?

Likely viral : But occasionally what starts as a virus leads to a bacterial infection. After improving, worsening symptoms should lead you back to your doc for eval. ...Read more

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What causes a person to vomit foamy pink mucus?Cough, fever, pain in right back shoulder blade when breathing? Uncontrollablediarrhea started 2days ago.

What causes a person to vomit foamy pink mucus?Cough, fever, pain in right back shoulder blade when breathing? Uncontrollablediarrhea started 2days ago.

Sounds severe: You have multiple problems that may relate or 2 separate problems going on at the same time. Both are severe and need immediate medical attention. Cough, fever, chest pain with foamy pink mucus is concerning for pneumonia. Uncontrollable diarrhea is bad requiring medical attention to prevent dehydration. Suffering those without help is the worst thing you would want to do. ...Read more

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Are there any over the counter cough suppressants a 3yr old (33lbs) can take? He does not have a fever, clear mucus, unproductive cough.

Are there any over the counter cough suppressants a 3yr old (33lbs) can take? He does not have a fever, clear mucus, unproductive cough.

Cold preparations: Over the counter cold medicines do not reduce symptoms enough to risk the side effects including changes in heart rate and blood pressure. Try humidifier, lots of liquids (chicken soup!) and ice pops. And see your doctor if he is very uncomfortable. Best of luck and get well soon! ...Read more

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My 8 n 7yrs old kids is always getting fever n cough thick mucus after eating choco icecream chococake and all stuff of chocolate. Always?Wat is it?

My 8 n 7yrs old kids is always getting fever n cough thick mucus after eating choco icecream chococake and all stuff of chocolate. Always?Wat is it?

Sounds like allergy: Chocolate is one of several foods that often cause allergic reactions. Avoid it and if there are no other problems they should be fine. If this is not the only sensitivity, the kids will need to be tested and either avoid those things too or receive treatment. I hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more

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My son has a fever and a mucus sounding cough he is sleeping and coughed 2 and then i heard him " whoop" is this pertusiss?Am i over reacting?

My son has a fever and a mucus sounding cough he is sleeping and coughed 2 and then i heard him " whoop" is this pertusiss?Am i over reacting?

Unlikely: Patients with pertussis (whooping cough) are generally afebrile. Typical cough spell is a repetitive coughs until child actually stops breathing briefly, followed by sudden deep inspiration (whoop). ...Read more

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Few days ago I got a severe flu follow by fever and nonstop cough (mucus). Now im recover from it but I fell slight pain in rib when take deep breath.

Few days ago I got a severe flu follow by fever and nonstop cough (mucus). Now im recover from it but I fell slight pain in rib when take deep breath.

You'll be just fine.: You are experiencing pleuritic chest pain after your viral infection. You can have cough and some discomfort for up to 6 weeks after the infection. Some people benefit from an "asthma" inhaler. You should see your PCP if the discomfort prevents you from doing activities that are normal for you. ...Read more

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Started smoking 2 weeks ago. Got fever, cough w/mucus. Can an md see whether its chronic or acute bronchitis? I have quit smoking (2ndhand smoker +yrs)

Started smoking 2 weeks ago. Got fever, cough w/mucus. Can an md see whether its chronic or acute bronchitis? I have quit smoking (2ndhand smoker +yrs)

Acute.: Chronic bronchitis requires several months of symptoms and in the absence of an underlying bronchitis cannot possibly be induced by smoking for two weeks. Good for quitting. ...Read more

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My son has just turned one and seems to be coming down with his first cold (?). Mucus cough and runny nose. No fever. Is medication necessary?

Dr. Divya Raj Dr. Raj
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My son has just turned one and seems to be coming down with his first cold (?). Mucus cough and runny nose. No fever. Is medication necessary?

Viral cough and cold: your child most likely has a viral infection. Medications are not necessary esp at that age, avoid all over the counter cold meds. If your child is uncomfortable and has a fever you may give a fever reducer such as Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Advil. When giving these medications make sure you dose it by the child's weight. ...Read more

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My son has high fever, aching muscles and a mucus cough. could this be related to meningitis?

My son has high fever, aching muscles and a mucus cough. could this be related to meningitis?

High fever: These symptoms are more likely to be caused by a flu like viral upper respiratory tract infection, but because of very high fever,I think you should call the pediatrician now for thorough advice and instructions. In the meantime administer Tylenol to bring down the fever. ...Read more

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My 22 year old has pressure built up in ears and below the chin especially when she swallows and mucus no fever and cough. What could it be?

My 22 year old has pressure built up in ears and below the chin especially when she swallows and mucus no fever and cough. What could it be?

Blocked tube: This sometimes happens when up in an airplane or scuba diving. The cause of her complaint is probably a blocked eustachian tube in the ear. Have her see her family physician to make sure that is the only cause and then simple medication and a maneuver he/she will demonstrate will help relieve the blockage. ...Read more

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My husband has symptoms of excess mucus, cough, wheezing, and stuffy nose but no fever or chills. If it's not a cold, what could it be?

My husband has symptoms of excess mucus, cough, wheezing, and stuffy nose but no fever or chills. If it's not a cold, what could it be?

Workup/M.D. visit: These symptoms may be due to a number of underlying conditions. Among these are asthma, COPD, CF, allergic rhinitis and asthma, aspiration or reflux and aspiration. Avoiding triggers and smoke, and seeing your physician to discuss these possible causes is recommended. ...Read more

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Do I have the west nile virus? I have fever at night, cough, mucus and sore throat and just came back from vacation in arizona.

Do I have the west nile virus? I have fever at night, cough, mucus and sore throat and just came back from vacation in arizona.

No way to know: More likely that you may have "desert fever" (coccidiodomycosis), but this is purely speculative. Suggest you see a doctor unless you are better in the next several days. West nile is conceivable, but very unlikely. ...Read more

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Just got over a flu started with chills mild fever yellow mucus very bad cough then lungs feel sore tired upper back pain what can this be?

Just got over a flu started with chills mild fever yellow mucus very bad cough then lungs feel sore tired upper back pain what can this be?

Pneumonia: Often people with the flu develope a secondary pneumonia. This needs eval by ur pvp, as ofter these r bacterial. A severe and constant cough can cause back pain. ...Read more

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What self medication can I get for fever and coughing mucus ? My whole family is sick.

What self medication can I get for fever and coughing mucus ? My whole family is sick.

OTC: A mucolitic that loosens phlegm is always a good choice. And a saline nasal spray, and immune booster that contains zinc & vitamin c, is a good start. ...Read more

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Low grade fever,lots of mucus,coughing up yellow mucus in gobs,stuffy nose,ears popping and dizzy.Using neti pot,mucinex,Flonase.what else can I do?

Low grade fever,lots of mucus,coughing up yellow mucus in gobs,stuffy nose,ears popping and dizzy.Using neti pot,mucinex,Flonase.what else can I do?

Viral or sinus: This is likely from a viral infection. If the problem has been present for more than 10 days and is getting worse, then sinus infection should be considered. See your doctor if the latter is the case. ...Read more

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I am having mucus cough , cold , blocked nose and short breathness for one month. What can be the reason, i feel feverish but there is no temperature.

I am having mucus cough , cold , blocked nose and short breathness for one month.  What can be the reason, i feel feverish but there is no temperature.

Post nasal drip: You have a post nasal drip.Get some saltwater nose drops and use at least four times a day. Turn on the hot shower and steam yourself at least twice a day and keep a vaporizer on at night get some mucin ex tablets and take one twice a day. ...Read more

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4 yr old has paraflu had a bad croupy cough that had be prescribed predisolone and cough has weakened now a bad mucus cough what could help feverish

4 yr old has paraflu had a bad croupy cough that had be prescribed predisolone and cough has weakened now a bad   mucus cough what could help feverish

Time will help: Parainfluenza virus can last up to 10 days and fever can last 3 to 4 but usually goes away after that. The cough can last the longest and cool mist at night can help but try not to give medicine to suppress the cough or the mucous could become infected. Fever usually gets better with tylenol (acetaminophen) but still might come back Things to look for are fever coming back after 10 days, especially if it is high ...Read more

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High fevers, coughing up mucus with blood, bad smell from mucus&body skin. X-ray showed black spot on lung is this a cause of being a 40year smoker?

High fevers, coughing up mucus with blood, bad smell from mucus&body skin. X-ray showed black spot on lung is this a cause of being a 40year smoker?

Infection/spot: You need to follow up with your physician for a ct scan of your chest. It sounds like you have bronchitis or pneumonia; however, all bets are off in a smoker: get checked! ...Read more

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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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Fever (Definition)

Fever = elevated body temperature (can be ...Read more