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I have a sore throat at the bottom like I've been kicked there and a dry cough?

I have a sore throat at the bottom like I've 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

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

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


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I have a sore throat with a dry cough and mucus but no cold what could this be?

I have a sore throat with a dry cough and mucus but no cold what could this be?

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

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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 dry cough. It's very uncomfortable. I'm sure this is just a common cold?

I have a sore throat and dry cough. It's very uncomfortable. I'm sure this is just a common cold?

Want to be sure?: This could be the common cold, but if you want to be sure, seek a consult with one of us and have a formal virtual evaluation. That's what we're here for. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat (very painful on one side, dry cough, spasms and intermittent fever). I feel OK but not 100%?

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

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I have a sore throat it hurts when I swallow and have dry cough and also feel cold somethimes?

I have a sore throat it hurts when I swallow and have dry cough and also feel cold somethimes?

See PMD: May need evaluation to get appropriate treatment. Can try otc cold remidies, oj, chicken soup. ...Read more

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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.?

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.?

Dark brown honey: Cold Eze (zinc) lozenges, warm water gargles, Tylenol (acetaminophen) as needed. Cough drops are useless. But some Robitusssin DM, or a generic equivalent. Gradma's tea and honey, nice warm chicken soupnd ...Read more

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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?

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

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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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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?

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?

Mgt: From your description, another possible cause is an allergic reaction. I would recommend a dose of an over the counter antihistamine to assess if it helps.
Have you had your flu vaccination? If not, I would recommend it unless otherwise contraindicated. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Sore throat and dry cough at night what can I take? Cough keeps me up can't stop coughing due to my throat

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

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What is the best cure for a sore throat and dry cough?

What is the best cure for a sore throat and dry cough?

ST: Fluids, lozenges. Not smoking. Treat the possibles cause (i.E, allergies, cold, reflux, excessive screaming, avoid dust & dry air), dental problems. ...Read more

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What relieves a dry cough and sore throat at night for a 2 year old?

What relieves a dry cough and sore throat at night for a 2 year old?

A humidifier: One in the bedroom with the doors closed. Aim for 50% humidity. Saline nasal spray and gel mist is a great way to get your body to think it doesn't need to make anymore goo. Less goo made, less sore throat, and less stuff to make you cough. ...Read more

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I have had a very dry cough for over a week and pain in my ribs for days now. Sore throat?

I have had a very dry cough for over a week and pain in my ribs for days now. Sore throat?

Diagnosis: This is not something that can be diagnosed over the internet. You need to be seen and examined. The chest pain is likely to be due to your coughing and straining muscles between the ribs, but might be something entirely different. Good luck ...Read more

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I have sore throat, headaches, off and on fevers, and horrible dry cough. What could this be?

I have sore throat, headaches, off and on fevers, and horrible dry cough. What could this be?

Infection: Sounds like you have an infection. What kind - is a different question. Most likely viral, strep is a possibility but cough is less likely in its case unless it's from the throat irritation. If it's not improving, see doc. ...Read more

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Had a sore throat for 2 days then today just have a dry cough. Could this be viral pneumonia? I'm healthy & 17

Had a sore throat for 2 days then today just have a dry cough. Could this be viral pneumonia? I'm healthy & 17

Most likely not: It is not likely that you have a pneumonia. It appears that you have the typical progression of a viral upper respiratory infection. If you develop fevers or shortness of breath and productive cough then these symptoms would suggest possibility of pneumonia. ...Read more

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Back from jamaica w/sore throat, sinus cong, drainage, and dry cough -7 days now. Cold?

Back from jamaica w/sore throat, sinus cong, drainage, and dry cough -7 days now. Cold?

Could be: It could be a cold or a sinus infection. See a doctor for appropriate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have dry cough no other symptoms. No sore throat no cold no fever what could cause it?

I have dry cough no other symptoms. No sore throat no cold no fever what could cause it?

Allergies/reflux: Could be environmental allergies, or even reflux. It requires a proper evaluation to have a chance at diagnosing and treating the problem. Start with your primary care provider. No urgency. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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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?

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?

Need to see your: Doctor, you may need an antibiotic and/or other Rx medications, meanwhile use salt water gargles, saline nasal washes and pain killers, good luck ...Read more

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Have chest pain like pressure, dry cough, dry sore throat, picked it up in tokyo. Should I take the amoxacillin I have with me?

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

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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

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Viral infection: The combination of sore throat, hoarseness, and dry cough are almost always due to a viral infection and antibiotics are not effective for these infections. If symptoms persist a throat and chest exam along with a throat culture would be advisable. ...Read more

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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.

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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I have sore throat that always leads to tonsilitis. It keeps coming like 2x/yr. This time its a dry cough w/ restlessness n lung constriction.

I have sore throat that always leads to tonsilitis. It keeps coming like 2x/yr. This time its a dry cough w/ restlessness n lung constriction.

Sore throat: A chronic recurring sore throat with pulmonary symptoms may be a result of chronic allergies, sinusitis, post nasal drip, asthma, or ge reflux. It is best to see your primary care provider who will direct you to the right treatment plan based on symptoms, exam and appropriate diagnostic test if needed. ...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