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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

Dr. John McMahan
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Congested Nose (Definition)

Many people think that a nose gets congested (stuffy) from too much thick mucus. However, in most cases, the nose becomes congested when the tissues lining it become swollen. The swelling is due to inflamed blood vessels. Newborn infants must breathe through the nose. Nasal congestion in an infant's first few months of life can interfere with nursing, and in rare cases can cause serious breathing problems. Nasal congestion in older children and adolescents is usually just an annoyance, but it can cause other difficulties. A stuffy nose is usually caused by ...Read more


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Recently took a long flight and biked in the wind. Now I have sore throat, running nose, and nasal congestion, and feeling tired. Any suggestions?

Recently took a long flight and biked in the wind. Now I have sore throat, running nose, and nasal congestion, and feeling tired. Any suggestions?

URI: Upper respiratory infection. Could be viral or bacterial. Recommend lots of fluid and rest and saline nasal irrigations and saline gargles. If mucous turns cloudy, yellow or green, see you md. ...Read more

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Temp of 99-99.8 usually 96-97 with nasal congestion, sore throat, drainage down throat for the last 5 days and now coughing up yellowish mucus. Help?

Temp of 99-99.8 usually 96-97 with nasal congestion, sore throat, drainage down throat for the last 5 days and now coughing up yellowish mucus. Help?

Probably viral: You probably have a cold or flu. Since it is already too late to be treated with antiviral agent, only symptom control is needed. However if these symptoms persist for more than 10 days, then i would suspect that you may have developed a sinus infection which may require an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Deep cough, green phlegm, nasal congestion and sore throat. My body aches but i don't have a fever. How long should I wait to see my pcp?

Deep cough, green phlegm, nasal congestion and sore throat. My body aches but i don't have a fever. How long should I wait to see my pcp?

Sinusitis?: You may be dealing with a sinus infection. If you are not improving, you should notify your pcp. You may need antibiotics. The aching without fever often goes with sinus infection. In the meantime, you can try rinsing your sinuses with sterile water and premix packets of neti pot. Feel better soon! ...Read more

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Diagnosed with strep throat, can you have a cough and runny nose plus congestion?

Diagnosed with strep throat, can you have a cough and runny nose plus congestion?

Not typical: Usually with strep throat you have classically a fever, headache, abd pain and sore throat WITHOUT nasal congestion and cough. When you have a sore throat after a few days of nasal congestion and cough that typically denotes a viral URI. ...Read more

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Very painful to swallow. Nasal congestion. Throat is sore and sensitive to touch.

Very painful to swallow. Nasal congestion. Throat is sore and sensitive to touch.

Well : Generally this can be tonsillitis or pharyngitis. Recommend Healthtap consult or face-to-face primary care doctor consult for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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I have a sore throat, nasal congestion, and bloody (streaks) and brown mucus that I keep coughing up. Should I be concerned?

I have a sore throat, nasal congestion, and bloody (streaks) and brown mucus that I keep coughing up. Should I be concerned?

Depends: If you have had these symptoms for more than 10 days, need to see a doctor. Else it may just be from a cold. ...Read more

Strep Throat (Definition)

It's a throat infection caused by a strep bacteria that responds rapidly to most antibiotics. There can be a number of other bacteria involved in addition to strep so a regular culture (not just a quick strep ...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