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I have a sore throat and still have a cough and a stuffy nose?

I have a sore throat and still have a cough and a stuffy nose?

Common cold: -Soothe the sore throat with saltwater gargle rinses, or over the counter lozenges, throat sprays like Chloraseptic which has a numbing medication. -For the stuffiness, try over the counter saline nasal sprays or antihistamine decongestions. -Rest, humidifier -Honey, over the counter medications with Guaifenesin (Robitussin, Mucinex), or Tessalon perles prescription medication for cough. ...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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I have a cold and a sore throat what should I take?

I have a cold and a sore throat what should I take?

Rest, fluids: Neti pot if you're congested. If you don't have ulcers or other health problems then Ibuprofen works well for throat pain. If it's dry in your home, try a humidifier. Rest, fluids, take it easy. If you start getting bad throat pain and fever, someone should look at your throat. Hope you feel better soon. Be sure you wash your hands often to keep others safe and cover your mouth when coughing. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat?

I have a sore throat?

Doctor can check: 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). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease throat pain. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat?

I have a sore throat?

Doctor can check: 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). Throat lozenges and Tylenol or Motrin can help decrease symptoms. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat?

I have a sore throat?

Doctor can check: 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 lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease pain. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat?

I have a sore throat?

Sore throat: 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 or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: Mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Can gargle with Aloe Vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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My throat has been sore for days and my tonsils touch when i swallow i also have a headache and a slight fever.

My throat has been sore for days and my tonsils touch when i swallow i also have a headache and a slight fever.

Tonsillitis: You may have tonsillitis. Viral vs. Bacterial (usually strep) needs to be differentiated for appropriate treatment to be administered. See your doc who can get more history, look at you and do a strep test. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat and fever, should I see a doctor?

I have a sore throat and fever, should I see a doctor?

Maybe: If you have these symptoms for only several days, it is likely viral. The treatment of choice would be supportive: plenty of hydration (not including caffeine), rest, tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin (for pain and fever relief), diet as tolerated. If you don't have much improvement, and you can't tolerate liquids to the point of dehydration, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a sore ear ache which has given me a sick stomach with a sore throat?

I have a sore ear ache which has given me a sick stomach with a sore throat?

Go see your DR and: Get checked for a bacterial or viral infection. Try your best to quit smoking cuz u don't want to develop cancer in the future. Take care ! ...Read more

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I just had a cold with a runny nose, sneezing, minor headaches and a sore neck. Could I have meningitis?

I just had a cold with a runny nose, sneezing, minor headaches and a sore neck. Could I have meningitis?

Unlikely: Meningitis usually makes you VERY sick - severe neck and head pain along with fever and malaise. Mild neck pain can occur with any viral infection or low-grade fever. If you have severe neck pain and cannot put your chin down to your chest then you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have a very runny nose, thumping headache and sore throat. I also have no spleen.

I have a very runny nose, thumping headache and sore throat. I also have no spleen.

See doctor : Runny nose , headache and sore throat are most likely to be due to viral infection. Absence of spleen predisposes to certain infections, please consult your doctor for examination . ...Read more

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I have a sore throat with a stuffy nose and a metalic taste in my mouth. What should i do?

I have a sore throat with a stuffy nose and a metalic taste in my mouth. What should i do?

See your MD: Stuffy nose & sore throat both indicate an ENT source- they could be associated with a change in taste- Your MD / ENT is best qualified to diagnose. You may want to rule out any dental source for the metallic flavor such as leaking restorations, broken Dillon's or decayed teeth! ...Read more

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I had a sore throat last night. Now, I have a sore throat, my body aches, a headache, and a stuffy nose. My period is also scheduled. What do I have?

I had a sore throat last night. Now, I have a sore throat, my body aches, a headache, and a stuffy nose. My period is also scheduled. What do I have?

A cold: A sore throat with body aches and a headache sounds like a viral or bacterial infection. Fluids , rest and some tylenol (acetaminophen) for discomfort and chicken soup till you feel better. I the problem lasts more that a few days , . See a doctor./. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat, chills, dry cough and have had a headache for two weeks now?

I have a sore throat, chills, dry cough and have had a headache for two weeks now?

Strep throat or viru: All of the symptoms sounds mainly like a viral ., but this could also be a viral upper and lower respiratory infection or atypical pneumonia. This could also be a strep throat. See your primary care physician. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat and i have an occasional stomach ache. Yesterday i had a headache. Whats wrong?

I have a sore throat and i have an occasional stomach ache. Yesterday i had a headache. Whats wrong?

Strep?: Always get checked to see if you have strep throat. If you don't get it treated with antibiotics you risk getting rheumatic fever. Strep can cause stomachaches, and even vomiting, and be present without a fever. Do get seen to be sure. Rapid strep tests, while 100% right if positive, can be wrong 10-30% of the time if negative. If you have a negative rapid strep, insist on a strep culture. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat and a stuffy nose and sore muscles, do I have a cold or the flu? It is cold outside

I have a sore throat and a stuffy nose and sore muscles, do I have a cold or the flu? It is cold outside

Weather not reason: You can get ill with the flu at any time of the year, not just in winter. Typically, colds and flu are different since the flu will give you the body aches and chills more strongly than a cold. Both are caused by viruses so antibiotics don't help! ...Read more

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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