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Doctor insights on: How Long Does Sore Throat Associated With Allergic Rhinitis Last

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What's best used to take care of a sore throat from allergic rhinitis fast?

What's best used to take care of a sore throat from allergic rhinitis fast?

Postnasal drip?: Sore throats from allergies are often due to postnasal drip. Antihistamine pills can help this symptoms but often prescription nasal sprays work better for this symptom. Call your doctor who can determine what medicine is right for you. ...Read more

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Rhinitis (Definition)

This is a symptomatic disorder of the nose characterized by inflamed nasal mucosa. Groupings of rhinitis exist triggered by infection, allergy, non-allergic triggers/exposure, meds, immune disorder, and/or structural problems in the nose. Symptoms can include itching, sneezing, congestion, watery/mucoid drainage, post-nasal drainage with sore throat, ear ...Read more


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Last saturday I start havin horrible runny nose, cough, sore throat all of a sudden. We have mold/mildew from leaky water. Could I be allergic to mold?

Last saturday I start havin horrible runny nose, cough, sore throat all of a sudden. We have mold/mildew from leaky water. Could I be allergic to mold?

Runny nose: It may be a virus or allergies, depending on systemic symptoms such as body aches, fever, etc. If you have allergies, you may have been exposed to an allergen you reacted to. If an antihistamine does not help, it is probably a cold. ...Read more

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Flu mist symptoms how long do the effects of flu mist last? My son had it monday and now has a runny nose, fatigue and sore throat. No fever

Flu mist symptoms how long do the effects of flu mist last? My son had it monday and now has a runny nose, fatigue and sore throat. No fever

1-3 Days: He may be feeling the symptoms of the body simply "recognizing" the influenza vaccine. However it is also equally likely he is coming down with a cold virus that just happens to be after he got the flumyst. If you have concerns about his health, see your pediatrician in the next day. ...Read more

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I always have long-running diseases when it comes to ENT area. I can cough for 2-3 weeks, sore throat lasts more than a week, runny nose too. I also snore. Who should I go to to get this checked out?

I always have long-running diseases when it comes to ENT area. I can cough for 2-3 weeks, sore throat lasts more than a week, runny nose too. I also snore. Who should I go to to get this checked out?

Allergist: You could have allergies. You could have asthma. You could have immune problems. Talk to you primary care physician and then go see a board certified allergist. ...Read more

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What's the best for pink eye, fever, sore throat and a runny nose? How long will this last? What's the illness called?

What's the best for pink eye, fever, sore throat and a runny nose? How long will this last? What's the illness called?

Few possibilities.: By your description, this could be allergies, viral throat infection or bacterial sinus infection, at least. Your best bet would be to seek a consultation with one of us here on HealthTap to go over your plight more specifically. We may be able to offer you some advice, or even a useful treatment. ...Read more

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I have a cold that is causing watery eyes, runny nose, coughing, coughing up phlem, muscle aches and a sore throat. How long should this last?

I have a cold that is causing watery eyes, runny nose, coughing, coughing up phlem, muscle aches and a sore throat. How long should this last?

Is it a cold?: Colds can last for a few days to a few weeks. But, some of you symptoms could be an indication of allergies. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to do for a sore throat, and a runny nose? Allergic to codene

What is the best thing to do for a sore throat, and a runny nose? Allergic to codene

Supportive care: If symptoms of sore throat and runny nose have been going on for only a few days, then likely viral cold. Best treatment is rest, drink plenty of fluids, Acetaminophen and even some chicken soup. If worsens, a healthcare provider can swab throat for strep. No need for Codeine medications. ...Read more

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For the last four days I have a sore throat, slight runny nose, and a fever. What could it be?

For the last four days I have a sore throat, slight runny nose, and a fever. What could it be?

AURI: Acute respiratory infection cound be viral or bacterial. If you think you are improving viral infection resolves by itself in a few days. Bacterial infection if not treated can be complicated with pneumonia. See your md if you develop exudate in your throat, headache, chills, bodyaches, colored expectoration, shortness of breath or not improving. ...Read more

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Can lamotrigine cause sore throat an runny nose, im taking it 200 mg for 3 months and I have runny nose and sore throat but im alergic in polen too?

Can lamotrigine cause sore throat an runny nose, im taking it 200 mg for 3 months and I have runny nose and sore throat but im alergic in polen too?

Probably pollen: That is not a typical side effect for this medicine. Consider whether your symptoms improve when the air is treated with an air conditioner. That would make pollen a likely suspect. Also consider if an over the counter remedy or change in pollen counts helps. ...Read more

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I have a runny nose sore throat I m very achy I just had this all last month and got rid of it?

I have a runny nose sore throat I m very achy I just had this all last month and got rid of it?

Virus: Likely another upper respiratory virus. Treat the symptoms, lots of fluids and rest. If it lasts more than 5-6 days or you have fevers greater than 102 get evaluated. Not unusual to get multiple viruses in the winter. Wash your hands after contact with others or use hand sanitizer. More likely when you work in an office or with the public. ...Read more

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Hi, last tuesday I came down with a sore throat and it turned to runny nose and congestion. I have soreness today and nose congestion.

Symptom relief: Saltwater gargles are great for a sore throat. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 ounces of warm water – gargle with this several times a day. You can gargle with aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mixture of chamomile tea with honey and a small amount of lemon juice. For nasal congestion consider use of a netti pot. ...Read more

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Been sick for a month. Started with sore throat, then runny nose, then a cough. Now it turned into hoarse coughs. Why is it taking a long time to heal?

Been sick for a month. Started with sore throat, then runny nose, then a cough. Now it turned into hoarse coughs. Why is it taking a long time to heal?

Cough: A persistent cough can be from several factors including post nasal drip from nasal allergies, chronic sinusitis, asthma and acid reflux. In your case I suspect either a sinus infection or perhaps asthma. It is time to get it checked. ...Read more

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Head cold last sunday. Stuffy/runny nose gone, sore throat gone, but still have non productive cough sounds like smoker's cough (i don't smoke). Help?

Head cold last sunday. Stuffy/runny nose gone, sore throat gone, but still have non productive cough sounds like smoker's cough (i don't smoke). Help?

Bronchospasm...: You likely have bronchospasm from your recent upper respiratory infection. This can be treated with bronchodilator and steroid inhalers so see your doctor asap so this therapy can be initiated. Good luck! ...Read more

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Extreme sore throat, slight cough, sneezing, and a bit of runny nose. Last time I sneezed there were spots of blood in the phlegm. Should I be worried?

Extreme sore throat, slight cough, sneezing, and a bit of runny nose. Last time I sneezed there were spots of blood in the phlegm. Should I be worried?

URI: It is likely you have viral upper respiratory infection (URI). The symptoms can last about one week and respond to over the counter medications. If the symptoms last longer or new symptoms develop (headache, shortness of breath etc) you should be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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Been experiencing dry eyes for about 3-4 days. Started sneezing last night. Woke up this AM with stuffy/runny nose, headache & sore throat on 1 side.

Been experiencing dry eyes for about 3-4 days. Started sneezing last night. Woke up this AM with stuffy/runny nose, headache & sore throat on 1 side.

Dry eyes runny nose: No fever? Sounds like seasonal allergies. An antihistamine may help. Symptomatic treatment like steam, hot tea and acetaminophen can be given. Could also be a cold. ...Read more

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Can you have mono w/o classic symptoms? My teen had strep and meds. After, he had 8 days of a sore throat, swol lymph--no strep. Dr felt it was viral/allergies. Sore throat/Runny nose last week. Fatigue low fev this week.

Can you have mono w/o classic symptoms? My teen had strep and meds. After, he had 8 days of a sore throat, swol lymph--no strep. Dr felt it was viral/allergies. Sore throat/Runny nose last week. Fatigue low fev this week.

This definitely: Sounds like it could be mono. The symptoms you are describing are actually classic for mono. Mono presents differently in people, so it sounds like, if he's never had mono, he should be checked (blood test, i.e., mono spot and more importantly, EBV (Epstein Barr virus) titers. ...Read more

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Hello, I have a sore throat, a slight cough and a bit of a runny nose. Sore throat has lasted for the past 4 days, and is worse at night when I lay down. No fever, no sinus pressure. Is this something to be concerned about?

Hello, I have a sore throat, a slight cough and a bit of a runny nose. Sore throat has lasted for the past 4 days, and is worse at night when I lay down. No fever, no sinus pressure. Is this something to be concerned about?

Sinusitis: This sounds like typical case of sinusitis. Not necessarily of bacterial origin. The PND seems to be most bothersome and this can usually be controlled or least slowed by OTC medications. These would include products such as decongestant, antihistamine, and steroid nasal spray. If this continues more than ten days or if you have a change in color of nasal discharge, you should be seen in perso ...Read more

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Hello. I have constipation excessive urination and belching, sore throat, runny nose, almost vomited last night. Any ideas?

Hello. I have constipation excessive urination and belching, sore throat, runny nose, almost vomited last night. Any ideas?

Infection? Diabetes?: These are signs of diabetes. The next possible cause of these symptoms would be a bad urinary tract infection. Either of these means you are to seek out health care at your doctor's office today. ...Read more

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I have cold symptoms of sore throat, mild cough with clear mucus, & runny nose. Also have upper chest pain and threw up mostly mucus last night??

I have cold symptoms of sore throat, mild cough with clear mucus, & runny nose. Also have upper chest pain and threw up mostly mucus last night??

Cold symptoms: Try NSAID like Aleve (naproxen) for pain and fever, decongestant with guaifenesin decongestant like mucinex and cough suppressant like dextromethorphan if needed. Hot shower, sleep with head elevated, vitamin c, hydration and soothing beverages helpful. If pain or fever and symptoms persist 10 days or green/yellow secretions and fever see doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Cough, sore throat. Now my tongue is very painful. Hurts to talk/eat/drink. No fever, runny nose. Allergies? Do I need to see dr? How long do I wait?

Cough, sore throat. Now my tongue is very painful. Hurts to talk/eat/drink. No fever, runny nose. Allergies? Do I need to see dr? How long do I wait?

See doctor...: You need to see your doctor asap so that your mouth, especially tongue and throat, can be examined. Is your tongue a different color than usual? Is it swollen? Any difficulty breathing? Any skin rashes? It is not possible to make this diagnosis without actually examining you so call your doctor today! ...Read more

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Hi, I have been feeling unwell for the last 4 days. On/off fever, cough with thick and yellow phlegm, runny nose, hoarse voice and sore throat with difficulty swallowing.

Hi, I have been feeling unwell for the last 4 days. On/off fever, cough with thick and yellow phlegm, runny nose, hoarse voice and sore throat with difficulty swallowing.

Cold?: Sounds like a viral syndrome. Would treat with symptomatic fixes. Lots of fluids and stay hydrated. Ice blocks are perfect for this. Water, milk, juice, sports drinks are all good. As for the fever it is ok to alternate pamol every 6 hours with ibuprofen every 8 hours. Decongestants and anti-histamines will help with the upper resp symptoms. Rest chicken soups are also good. See Dr if not better in a few days ...Read more

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What can I do for a sore throat and a runny nose?

What can I do for a sore throat and a runny nose?

Tips: For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). *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. Neti pots can reduce nasal congestion. Mix ¼ tsp salt w 1 cup lukewarm >>. ...Read more

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Sore throat, runny nose and tired what should I do?

Sore throat, runny nose and tired what should I do?

Sore throat, runny: Get lots of rest. Stay hydrated. Eat healthy. You may want to use saline nasal spray to alleviate nasal congestion that can accompany an upper respiratory tract infection. If you are feeling poorly despite these, see you doctor. ...Read more

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Is there an easy cure for sore throat and runny nose?

Is there an easy cure for sore throat and runny nose?

Allergies: This sounds like allergies with a post nasal drip irritating the throat. Best to avoid what seems to cause the allergy, use otc meds such as Claritin or allegra if able and gargle with salt water a few times a day. The warm salt water will help soothe the throat
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Runny nose sore throat, what do I have?

Runny nose sore throat, what do I have?

An upper respiratory: Infection is likely. Possibly viral or maybe bacterial. 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. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a small of lemon - sip. ...Read more

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Medicine (otc) for minor runny nose and sore throat?

Medicine (otc) for minor runny nose and sore throat?

Common cold meds: The best medications for a common cold are decongestants and pain relievers. There are only 2 decongestants marketed now, phenylephrine and pseudoephedrine. The latter is more effective and you have to sign for it in the pharmacy. Pain relievers can be nsaids like ibuprofen, naproxen, or non-nsaid acetaminophen. Irrigating the nose with salt water and gargling with salt water also help. ...Read more

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What is a good way to cure a sore throat and runny nose?

What is a good way to cure a sore throat and runny nose?

Sx improvement: 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 runny nose and isn't stopping, what to do?

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. For congestion – saline >>. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat and a runny nose. What is the best way to naturally treat them?

I have a sore throat and a runny nose. What is the best way to naturally treat them?

Remedies: 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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What's the best way to get rid of a sore throat and runny nose?

What's the best way to get rid of a sore throat and runny nose?

Depends: Sounds like a viral infection and thus only time would get rid of it. Most colds from a virus go away after 7 to 10 days if not sooner.
If the sore throat is bothersome, otc sore throat products may help. For the runny nose, if too bothersome, ask your doctor to prescribe a nasal spray for you to try. ...Read more

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Any suggestions for getting rid of stuffy/runny nose and sore throat?

Any suggestions for getting rid of stuffy/runny nose and sore throat?

Tips sore throat: 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 & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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I have a runny nose, sore throat and back pain, what illness would this be?

I have a runny nose, sore throat and back pain, what illness would this be?

Likely infecious: Such as an acute viral or bacterial infection. If your symptoms do not worsen, wait 5-7 days, rest, eat well and drink water adequately.
If your symptoms significantly worsen or last beyond 7 days, see a doctor. ...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. Heidi Fowler
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Viral Pharyngitis (Definition)

A sore throat is discomfort, pain, or scratchiness in the throat. A sore throat often makes ...Read more