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I Have A Sore Throat At The Bottom Like Ive Been Kicked There And A Dry Cough
Possibilities...: Possibilities for this include post-nasal drip where the throat is irritated and a cough ensues. There are nasal sprays your doctor can prescribe that are very effective. Bronchospasm can also have symptoms like you describe and bronchodilator and steroid inhalers can be effective for this. So, see your doctor so the correct diagnosis and treatment can be done. Quit smoking to lower inflammation. ...Read more
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
Sore throat/ cough: May be post nasal drip, or from reflux. Consider elevating head of bed, avoid soda, caffeine, alcohol, smoking (worsens reflux) spicy food which exacerbate reflux, May consider trial of ranitidine/prevecid for reflux and zyrtec for post nasal drip. F/U with doctor/urgent care. ...Read more
I have a sore throat (very painful on one side, dry cough, spasms and intermittent fever). I feel OK but not 100%?
Give it time: Sounds like a painful, but typical upper respiratory tract infection which is self limited. Give it a little time to completely normalize and you should do well. ...Read more
See PMD: May need evaluation to get appropriate treatment. Can try otc cold remidies, oj, chicken soup. ...Read more
I have a sore throat, dry cough, and inflamed taste buds. I eat cough drops like candy, when I don't my throat is dry and irritated.?
Sore throat and tounge but sore like I have been screaming all day plus ear pain and a dry cough. No snotty nose. Hurts to swollow?
Flu: You need to see a doctor. Do not delay. ...Read more
I am a 72 year old male with a cold. I have a runny nose, very sore throat and a dry cough (tickle in my throat).What OTC med can I take?
Cold Medications: This is not as simple as it may seem. Your best resource would be your local pharmacist. Most OTC cold medications are ok, but some can interact with medications some people are on. Best to inquire with the local pharmacist who knows what medications you are on. He/She will be able to guide you to the right OTC medications! ...Read more
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
Nose congested when sneezed or breathing pain in chest 7-8 on pain scale also might have a sore throat dry cough hist:htn pcos zestoretic provera (medroxyprogesterone)?
Is it possible to have the flu without a fever, I keep sneezing have a sore throat, itchy eye, dry cough, back pain, headach & runny nose?
Sore throat and throat feels dry at night with a dry cough I've had sore throat over 3 weeks cough only just come tho no mucus really?
Prolonged cough: If your not a smoker and are not snotty or sick then you may have Mycoplasma or "walking pneumonia". This is treatable with antibiotics and you get well. There is no test for it and X-rays often are negative. A trial of taking a z-pac antibiotic is the only way to know. If it does not work then consider asthma or GERD as a cause. See tote doctor and get his/her recommendations. ...Read more
Sore throat and dry cough at night what can I take? Cough keeps me up can't stop coughing due to my throat
Cough...: It sounds as if you may be describing a post-nasal drip, which causes the itchy, scratchy throat and dry cough by stimulating cough receptors at the back of the throat. If an older child (> 12 years old) or adult, may try an otc decongestant and cough suppressant, usually with dextromethorphan. Throat lozenges, humidifiers, topical Vicks and offering warm liquids will also help;. ...Read more
Dr. Can check throat: Throat pain can be 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 Motrin (ibuprofen) can help lessen pain. ...Read more
Had a sore throat for 2 days then today just have a dry cough. Could this be viral pneumonia? I'm healthy & 17
Could be: It could be a cold or a sinus infection. See a doctor for appropriate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I have had a sore throat for the last 4 days. Now I have an annoying dry cough which makes me gag. How can I get rid of it?
Have chest pain like pressure, dry cough, dry sore throat, picked it up in tokyo. Should I take the amoxacillin I have with me?
No: You have no evidence that you have a bacterial infection going on at this time. I would be interested to know if you have swelling in your legs and shortness of breath. I wonder if you may have another process like a embolism in your lung. You need to be seen and evaluated prior to taking antibiotics ...Read more
I noticed I have a swollen lymph on the back of my neck just before the hairline should I be worried? I've had a dry cough since last week with body aches and a sore throat. My cough has calmed down a bit my body aches are gone my throat still hurts a lit
Are: Are we sure this is a lymph node? An isolated lymph node in the suboccipital area would be unusual unless there were inflammatory/infectious processes of the posterior scalp skin or very rarely spread of skin cancers. Did it appear at the time of your other symptoms or has it possibly been present for some time and you now just noticed it. Sebaceous cysts (blocked oil glands) or small lipomas (fatty tumors-benign) can be mistaken for a lymph node. If it persists beyond 3-4 weeks it would be reasonable to have it looked at. If it remains swollen and tender (not usually a characteristic of a malignant lymph node) a course of appropriate antiobiotics and short term oral steroids wouldn't be inappropriate. ...Read more
I've had a stuffed up nose sore throat chest hurts dry cough for four days now. What is wrong? What medicine can I try otc?
Please see yr MD: You are on multiple meds, one is humira, (adalimumab) a biological which interfers with the immune system function and alters the natural immune response, pls visit ur doctor asap. ...Read more
I have a dry cough, somewhat of a sore throat and I've lost my voice. It's been 4 days now since I lost my voice. Should I go see a doctor?
Found a bit of blood in my mucus, is this normal? I've had a cold or flu for about 5 days now. Symptoms include sore throat, dry cough, minor fever.
Mgt/workup: Sometimes during a viral illness there can be bleeding from small vessels which lining the nose, throat and airways. The blood may be from the uppper airway rather than the lungs. If it continues or increases, please have a medical evaluation and TB testing. Nasal saline, gentle nasal rinse and throat lozenges may alleviate the symptoms. ...Read more
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