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Doctor insights on: How Do You Prevent A Sore Throat And Stuffy Nose Every Morning

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Day 1 sore throat only. Morning 2 throat ok but runny/stuffy nose. Night 2 nose/throat ok but fever. Sick 48 hrs overall. What's going on? What 2 do?

Day 1 sore throat only. Morning 2 throat ok but runny/stuffy nose.  Night 2 nose/throat ok but fever. Sick 48 hrs overall. What's going on? What 2 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). A couple days of throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) can decrease throat pain. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Loury
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Congestion (Definition)

Congestion refers to any situation of "backup of fluid." Congestion may refer to the sinuses being backed up with mucus, while pulmonary congestion refers to a backup of fluid into the lungs due to ...Read more


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I get a really bad cold every time i'm on my period. This month I have spotted twice and both times gotten sick. Stuffy nose , sore throat , body aches?

I get a really bad cold every time i'm on my period. This month I have spotted twice and both times gotten sick. Stuffy nose , sore throat , body aches?

Cold with period: This is more likely symptoms due to your monthly hormonal changes called pms, rather than an actual infection with a cold. ...Read more

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Sore throat and stuffy nose after guardasil how long will this last?

Sore throat and stuffy nose after guardasil how long will this last?

Likely not related: Hi. Your symptoms an likely unrelated to the Gardasil vaccination. It is more probable that you have another process, like a virus or cold, at the same time that you received the vaccine. Get well soon! ...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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Sore throat and stuffy nose when I wake up but disappeares during the day what could this be?

Sore throat and stuffy nose when I wake up but disappeares during the day what could this be?

Several causes: Another common cause of these symptoms is acid reflux at night. When you lie down acid can come up from your stomach and cause swelling in your nose as well as irritation of your throat. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedy for sore throat and stuffy nose?

Are there any home remedy for sore throat and stuffy nose?

Remedies: Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a netti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect ; mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more

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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

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