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No fever, I have a sore throat, and a headache. I thought it was just a cold but it keeps getting worse and i get new symptoms each day .Whats wrong?

No fever, I have a sore throat, and a headache.  I thought it was just a cold but it keeps getting worse and i get new symptoms each day .Whats wrong?

See below: Not enough information provided such as duration of symptoms. Upper respiratory illnesses can present like you have described and last 1-2 weeks, but strep must also be considered. See your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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Body is hot but i'm cold. I have no fever. I have a sore throat and a headache. My body also aches. What could be the cause of this?

Body is hot but i'm cold. I have no fever. I have a sore throat and a headache. My body also aches. What could be the cause of this?

Most likely viral: Rest, hydrate, good nutrition. Most viral illnesses last 5-7 days, and is self limiting in otherwise healthy individuals. Symptom relief with products for cold/headache/flu is useful ...Read more

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I had a fever yesterday of about 103. I have a sore throat, an awful headache and my whole body aches. What could the problem be?

I had a fever yesterday of about 103. I have a sore throat, an awful headache and my whole body aches. What could the problem be?

Could be: strep throat, or any number of infections, some of them potentially serious. Fever of 103 is pretty high, so you should see a doctor for accurate diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat and my headache from not sleeping well. It really hurts I cant sleep to my sore dry throat and my block nose :(?

I have a sore throat and my headache from not sleeping well. It really hurts I cant sleep to my sore dry throat and my block nose :(?

Sounds like a cold?: Headache, sore throat, nasal stuffiness are all symptoms of a cold. I usually use Dayquil or Nyquil when I have those symptoms. If it persists or worsens you can see your doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat & constant throbbing headache after i just got over a 24 hour flu. I'm lightheaded & restless as well. Should i see someone?

I have a sore throat & constant throbbing headache after i just got over a 24 hour flu. I'm lightheaded & restless as well. Should i see someone?

Maybe: You are probably light headed because of dehydration. You could be restless as a side effects to over the counter cold medications. You could try drinking some gatoraid to help with dehydration. You could also call your doctor or see one, he or she can examine you and make more specific recommendations. If you're not better soon, i would see someone. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat & constant throbbing headache after I just got over a 24 hour flu. I'm lightheaded & restless as well. Should I see someone?

If it persists: It would be helpful to know if you have other associated symptoms (fever, chills, loss of appetite, stiff neck, sensitivity to light or sound, nausea or vomiting, etc). If not, suspect that you are still feeling the effects of a viral illness and will recover uneventfully in the near future. If not, see your family doctor. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat, chest pain, headache, dry cough, and pain behind my ear. What could this be?

I have a sore throat, chest pain, headache, dry cough, and pain behind my ear. What could this be?

Cold? Flu?: These symptoms are typical for a common cold with bronchitis, or perhaps influenza (except it's the wrong time of year for the flu). If you have fever or otherwise concerned, or if the symptoms don't clear up in a few days, or if you just remain concerned, see a doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have a sore throat, swollen tongue, headache, sinus pressure in my nose?

What do you suggest if I have a sore throat, swollen tongue, headache, sinus pressure in my nose?

Sore throat : Lots of fluids, rest, nasal saline irrigation, and see how you do. Viral infections don't usually cause swollen tongues, but the other symptoms are suggestive. See a physician if your symptoms, particularly difficulty swallowing or breathing get worse. ...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