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Within the last 7 weeks my 16 month old has had rsv, strep throat, constant green nasal drainage, & is now running temp of 103.2....Is this normal?Causes?

Within the last 7 weeks my 16 month old has had rsv, strep throat, constant green nasal drainage, & is now running temp of 103.2....Is this normal?Causes?

Reevaluation: No it is notnormal. The RSV virus may have lowered his resistence and consequently he develop other symptoms. Presumably, he has had green mucus more than ten days, in which case he should again be seen by the doctor to rule out a bacteril infection such as pnumonia. At the same time you might want to have his gamma globulins checked to make sure he isnt deficient. ...Read more

Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more


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During this winter season, my throat often gets dry suddenly & then I have nasal discharge turning into cough & cold What's wrong & how should I fix?

During this winter season,  my throat often gets dry suddenly & then I have nasal discharge turning into cough & cold What's wrong & how should I fix?

URI or common cold: URI is medical term for upper respiratory infection, otherwise known as common cold. Best way to avoid this regardless of season is to wash hands regularly and avoid others who are sick. Seriously! By the way, colds are usually caused by viruses so they won't respond to antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have post nasal discharge and sore throat on one side only. What does this mean ? Weird

I have post nasal discharge and sore throat on one side only. What does this mean ? Weird

One sided pain: Suggest that you have an infection, ( most likely sinus ) , and that the drainage is only on the one side. ...Read more

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8 months of thick clear mucus plugged at back of nose, throat clearing, no nasal discharge. Tried everything and only Pseudoephedrine works! But why?

8 months of thick clear mucus plugged at back of nose, throat clearing, no nasal discharge. Tried everything and only Pseudoephedrine works! But why?

Nasal congestion: If only pseudoephedrine worked, nasal congestion is the problem. I don't know what you meant by having tried everything (nasal steroid/nasal antihistamine, LTM). Perhaps it is time to consult an allergist. ...Read more

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Day 1-2- fever, chills, sore throat, cough, Day 3- current (7) very congested, constant dry cough (hard to stop), green/yellow nasal discharge ?

Day 1-2- fever, chills, sore throat, cough, Day 3- current (7) very congested, constant dry cough (hard to stop), green/yellow nasal discharge ?

Acute sinusitis: this is acute sinusitis,and since cough had not started to improve at day 3 and the Nasal discharge color change make it likely to be bacterial rather cold or allergies, Antibiotics may be needed ...Read more

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No fever. Sore throat on/off. Cough productive in the morning w/ yellow phlegm and light blood. Very little nasal discharge. Started 10d ago. See dr?

No fever. Sore throat on/off. Cough productive in the morning w/ yellow phlegm and light blood. Very little nasal discharge. Started 10d ago. See dr?

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

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I have a sore throat since last thursday with a little running nose ? Is my condition strep throat?

I have a sore throat since last thursday with a little running nose ? Is my condition strep throat?

Not likely: If you have a sore throat and a runny nose you probably have a rhinovirus, the common cold. It can still be quite nasty in terms of feeling ill. If having too much trouble swallowing see your primary care physician. Strep throat should only cause sore throat, along with fatigue and some other generalized symptoms. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the difference between post nasal drip and strep throat?

Need advice on what is the the difference between post nasal drip and strep throat?

Difference: Strep pharyngitis is an infection of the throat.Post nasal drip is the mucoid discharge that dribbles in your throat and cuases throat irritaion and chronic cough. Nasal allergies and sinusitis can give to post nasal drip. ...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


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