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I'm 43 years old no known allergies I've had a sore throat for three weeks I wake up congested with green flegm every morning my ears are itchy as wel?

I'm 43 years old no known allergies I've had a sore throat for three weeks I wake up congested with green flegm every morning my ears are itchy as wel?

You may have: Unknown allergies. Your symptoms seem consistent with environmental allergies resulting in allergic rhinitis or sinusitis. Try taking an OTC non-sedating antihistamine like loratadine. An allergist can help you discover if you are allergic to pollens, etc.

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I've had a sore throat for 3 weeks. It is a sharp pain in the center to the right, but can also move to the left. I'm afraid it's cancer?

I've had a sore throat for 3 weeks. It is a sharp pain in the center to the right, but can also move to the left. I'm afraid it's cancer?

Unlikely: It is unlikely cancer. Cancer usually not painful, until very late stages, allergies or gerd are more likely to cause persistent sore throat in your age group. Check with you doctor. If it is due to gerd, than in a long run in number of years it might cause esophageal cancer unless well controlled on medication.

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I've had a sore throat for 3 weeks now. It's a sharp pain down around the center. What could it be? Throat cancer? I'm 20 and have smoked for 2 years.

I've had a sore throat for 3 weeks now. It's a sharp pain down around the center. What could it be? Throat cancer? I'm 20 and have smoked for 2 years.

Unlikely: It is unlikely cancer. Cancer usually not painful, until very late stages, allergies or gerd are more likely to cause persistent sore throat in your age group. Check with you doctor. If it is due to gerd, than in a long run in number of years it might cause esophageal cancer unless well controlled on medication.

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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.

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I've had a cough and sore throat for 3 weeks, what's wrong?

I've had a cough and sore throat for 3 weeks, what's wrong?

Avg cough = 18d: Cough illness lasts 18 days on average so coughing for 3wks puts you right on schedule. Most coughs ; sore throats are due to viruses which don't respond to antibiotics. Go see your family doc re http://www. Mdcalc. Com/modified-centor-score-for-strep-pharyngitis/.

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I've had a sore throat over three days now it is very painful the first day I had a fever An chills but that has lessened An now I am still left with?

I've had a sore throat over three days now it is very painful the first day I had a fever An chills but that has lessened An now I am still left with?

Doctor can evaluate: Throat pain can be from 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 a doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to see about antibiotics). Having chills may mean one's body is trying to create a fever.

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I've had a sore throat for three days. And when I urinate it's not so much painful, but it's a cross between mild burning and pain. What's going on?

I've had a sore throat for three days. And when I urinate it's not so much painful, but it's a cross between mild burning and pain. What's going on?

See a doctor: Burning with urination is not normal and suggests inflammation in the urethra (tube carrying urine out of the body). This can have several causes. The sore throat may or may not be related. A health care provider can help sort this out.

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Hello, I've had a sore throat and cough for about three days now but this morning I woke up with the pain only in my left tonsil. I'm still coughing?

Hello, I've had a sore throat and cough for about three days now but this morning I woke up with the pain only in my left tonsil. I'm still coughing?

Tonsillitis: The cough is the last symptom to leave and can linger. If you have had a sore throat for three days, it is probably a good idea to have a strep test. Sometimes, one tonsil can be more inflamed than the other.

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Have had a sore throat for last three days. Still hurts so much. How to relieve it?

Have had a sore throat for last three days. Still hurts so much. How to relieve it?

See: Your doctor. If it's viral it should slowly get better. Tylenol (acetaminophen) and increase your water intake. But if it's bacterial you will need to be treated properly. So call your doctor

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Severe sore throat on the left side for 7 days. No improvement been on penicillin for almost three full days.

Severe sore throat on the left side for 7 days. No improvement been on penicillin for almost three full days.

Virus: Unfortunately, most sore throats are caused by viral infections rather than bacterial infections such as Strep throat. Viral infections do not respond to penicillin. Hot showers, hot tea, gargling, and throat lozenges all help reduce the pain. If it persists, you will need to see your doctor for re-evaluation. Best wishes!

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I've have laryngitis for three days now and now I have a sore throat and my doctors on vacation and I tried home remedies for a sore throat.

I've have laryngitis for three days now and now I have a sore throat and my doctors on vacation and I tried home remedies for a sore throat.

See below: For enlarged, beefy red tonsils with significant throat pain get a streph throat test (could go to an acute care facility if your dr is gone). Here are some more remedies if not: 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.

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I have been having a sore throat and body aches for three days now but in the mornings I feel fine. It doesn't start till late afternoon. What could b?

I have been having a sore throat and body aches for three days now but in the mornings I feel fine. It doesn't start till late afternoon. What could b?

Most likely viral: I have been seeing a fair number of patients with similar symptoms recently. Mostly seems to be viral and allergic in nature. Plenty of fluids and rest will help. Vitamin C and zinc are also popular.

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On a PTB relapse taking medications for past 6months and have 3 months more, but for past three days feeling troubled by sore throat, cough is that ok?

On a PTB relapse taking medications for past 6months and have 3 months more, but for past three days feeling troubled by sore throat, cough is that ok?

Check with your doc: Although this sounds benign, always better safe than sorry. See the doctor managing your TB and get checked. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

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I have had a sore throat for three weeks. It doesn't look irritated, however, it's painful to swallow. Possibilities?

I have had a sore throat for three weeks. It doesn't look irritated, however, it's painful to swallow. Possibilities?

U want to rule out: strep throat.This bacterial infection requires antibiotics to eliminate. Serious health problems can occur if left untreated. Most walk in clinics can rapidly test for this while u wait. Go get checked.

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I am due to have a tonsilectomy in a week. But I have a sore throat for three days now. Will they still be able to do the operation?

I am due to have a tonsilectomy in a week. But I have a sore throat for three days now. Will they still be able to do the operation?

Maybe: You want to ask your doctor or the surgeon, it may just be a viral problem that you would overcome soon, or you may need an antibiotic if you have another bout of pharyngitis, only examination / conferring with your doctors would help in this instance, good luck

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I was diagnosed with gastritis three weeks ago. Showing improvement, but have a sore throat and the burning sensation. How long does gastritis last?

I was diagnosed with gastritis three weeks ago. Showing improvement, but have a sore throat and the burning sensation. How long does gastritis last?

Depends: Unfortunately, there's not a simple answer. It depends on what symptoms you were having, how the diagnosis was made, and what the cause was. Also depends on what the treatment was. Ok to call the doctor that treated you, and ask. Hope this helps!

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I am experiencing sore throat. I had a low risk sexual experience condom was used on Nov 15. Took a 4th generation test on February 4 non-reactive and a oralquick on march 9 also negative but I've had a soar throat for almost three months?

I am experiencing sore throat. I had a low risk sexual experience condom was used on Nov 15. Took a 4th generation test on February 4 non-reactive and a oralquick on march 9 also negative but I've had a soar throat for almost three months?

See your doctor.: Those tests only look for HIV. They don't assess for strep, thrush, or pharyngeal gonorrhea. None of these should cause 3 months worth of symptoms in any case; you should see a doctor for evaluation as lots of other non-infectious problems can cause a persistent sore throat, including acid reflux, thyroid disorders, or postnasal drip.

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