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Sore throat coughing nasal drip normal temp, no allegerys, for 6 days viral or bacteral? 61 years slighty high BP no serious health probs

Sore throat coughing nasal drip normal temp, no allegerys, for 6 days viral or bacteral? 61 years slighty high BP no serious health probs

Sounds allergy or vi: If you don't have a fever greater than 100.4, no green or yellow productive cough then likely viral, or could be allergy-mediated. Allergies can be tricky - people may think they don't have any allergies but actually might. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Hypertension (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more


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What medication can I Take for sore throat, stuffy nose and coughing up yellow phlegm if I have high BP?

What medication can I Take for sore throat, stuffy nose and coughing up yellow phlegm if I have high BP?

This is an infection: If your phlegm is yellow, you likely have an infection and it is no longer simply a "head cold". Having said that you need to be seen by PCP and considered for antibacterial if it is not deemed viral. However, in the interim, for symptomatic relief you can take Delsym for cough, ADvil/tylenol for soar throat altho that will mask a fever, and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) as a decongestant at night (sleep), no Sudafed ...Read more

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Why would Diovan alleviate sore throat? I have hypertension. Also, I have suffered from sore throats all my life. A couple of years ago, Diovan was prescribed for the hypertension - the blood pressure went down and the sore throats went away. Recently

Why would Diovan alleviate sore throat? I have hypertension. Also, I have suffered from sore throats all my life. A couple of years ago, Diovan was prescribed for the hypertension - the blood pressure went down and the sore throats went away. Recently

This: This medication is in the class of drugs called arbs and work in the kidney and lungs. I can't really think of a way it would directly address a sore throat. I realize it works for you so I don't discount what you're telling us. If it a) decreases your blood pressure, b) isn't too expensive for you, c) causes no side effects and d) controls your blood pressure, you should definitely stick with the Diovan (valsartan) if it is the only thing that improves your throat symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes sore throat, persistent cough, high temp and runny nose?

What causes sore throat, persistent cough, high temp and runny nose?

Viral infection: If the symptoms just started a few days ago, it is a viral infection. If it has been more than a week, it needs to be checked out by a doctor. ...Read more

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Sore throat, persistent painful cough, had high fever, little blood in phlegm, blocked nose. Hot cold flashes, and weakness. Non smoker. Serious?

Sore throat, persistent painful cough, had high fever, little blood in phlegm, blocked nose. Hot cold flashes, and weakness. Non smoker. Serious?

Seasonal flu: Is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve, Advil) or Tylenol (acetaminophen) are also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your PCP for examination. ...Read more

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I had sore throat last week and recover. (i think that because my sound had recovered to normal). But I am still coughing and can't sing high pitch.

I had sore throat last week and recover. (i think that because my sound had recovered to normal). But I am still coughing and can't sing high pitch.

Laryngitis: If you lost your voice, you may have a laryngitis, garggle with salt and water to soothe your throat and us a saline nasal spray if your nose is still congested, it will help your voice. ...Read more

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I've got a sore throat and sore head and don't feel like eating got a high temp and I can't stop shivering?

I've got a sore throat and sore head and don't feel like eating got a high temp and I can't stop shivering?

Med eval: It would be important to get a streph throat test. This could be viral but may also be bacterial. Temp > 104 - seek more urgent med tx. ...Read more

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When I push hard to exhale I hear this high/low pitch whining sound I have a mild sore throat?

When I push hard to exhale I hear this high/low pitch whining sound I have a mild sore throat?

Well if just about: Anybody exhales really, really hard they can hear a little whining or wheezing. However, if you have shortness of breath or wheezing with more normal exhalations - this could mean that there is some swelling in your airways. If you have difficulty breathing please seek medical evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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When I push hard to exhale I hear this high/low pitch whining sound and I have a mild sore throat, what is wrong?

When I push hard to exhale I hear this high/low pitch whining sound and I have a mild sore throat, what is wrong?

Spasm: A whining sound or wheeze produced by forced expiration is usually a sign of spasm in the bronchial tubes. A dry cough often follows. The accompanying sore throat suggests any early bronchitis which is probably viral in origin. If symptoms worsen (more wheezing, deeper cough, fever) a visit to your physician is recommended. ...Read more

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Having a sore throat as the main first symptoms of imbalanced leukocytes, does that mean the levels are high or low?

Having a sore throat as the main first symptoms of imbalanced leukocytes, does that mean the levels are high or low?

Depends: While some people with low white cell counts can present with sore throat, some with throat infections will have an elevated count. ...Read more

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How do I protect vocal cord? Left side pain in throat, especially after singing high notes or at loud volume. Not sore throat. Tests/help?

See your doc: It's important that you have a formal evaluation of your throat. You may consider seeing an ear, nose, throat doctor (ENT) who can better visualize your larynx/vocal cords. It's very possible that you have developed a vocal cord nodule/polyp causing your issues. Until there is a better understanding of the cause, you'd be best suited by limited the volume and pitch range of your singing. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat and it been 3 month and my High pitch voice is gone. It does not hurt. Please tell why and how to get back my voice. Reply asap?

I have a sore throat and it been 3 month and my High pitch voice is gone. It does not hurt. Please tell why and how to get back my voice. Reply asap?

Please: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on Healthtap. Thanks. ...Read more

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My eleven old has high fevers and sore throat, how can I make him feel better?

My eleven old has high fevers and sore throat, how can I make him feel better?

See the doctor.: It sounds like he needs to go to the doctor. High fever and sore throat could be just a common virus, but it also could be strep (which needs to be treated with antibiotics) or influenza (which may also need treatment). Depending on his temperature, he might need to be seen today. ...Read more

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My kids ages 4 months 2 4 6 are all sick high fevers sore throat cough stopped up noses. What's to give them.?

My kids ages 4 months 2 4 6 are all sick high fevers sore throat cough stopped up noses. What's to give them.?

Fever in family: High fevers in all kids means they all got an illness whcih probably started out wiht one and it must be contagious. You should take them in to see your pediatrician, so thta if tey need any medicine (s) to get better you have it. ...Read more

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My girlfriend has a itchy sore throat along with coughing but has no low or high grade fever nothing she is taking at home is working.

My girlfriend has a itchy sore throat along with coughing but has no low or high grade fever nothing she is taking at home is working.

Virus: Sounds like a virus to me. Over the counter medications help somewhat, but it takes time. If she is still not feeling well after one week, see an MD. ...Read more

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I had sore throat. Azthromicn was prescribed by Dr. I had little pain in urin. Cbc wad suggested.. After test my hb is high. It is 17.2. Dangers?

I had sore throat. Azthromicn was prescribed by Dr. I had little pain in urin. Cbc wad suggested.. After test my hb is high. It is 17.2. Dangers?

High hgb: May be dehydration, repeat in 1-2 weeks when hydrated w/ 2 glasses of water 1 hour before the test (if still high may need further evaluation). Also could be high if at high altitude > 5, 000 ft, or smoke, take medications to increase red cell amount or have heart or lung failure. F/u on urine mycoplasma could cause sire throat and urine issues f/u/ w/ doc ...Read more

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High fever and sore throat?

High fever and sore throat?

Could be strep: If you are an adult with high fever and sore throat, you could have strep throat, influenza virus, or other causes for which there is treatment. Go see your doctor. (s)he can exam you and do a rapid test for these causes. To make you feel better in the meantime, you may take tylenol, (acetaminophen) while waiting to be seen. ...Read more

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Pain in front of throat. Doesn't hurt on inside like sore throat, hurts to swallow or touch the outside esp high throat under chin. What could it be?

Pain in front of throat. Doesn't hurt on inside like sore throat, hurts to swallow or touch the outside esp high throat under chin. What could it be?

Glands: This type of tenderness suggests inflamed lymph glands or even inflammation of the thyroid. Also it could be due to irritation or inflammation of muscles or skin in the area. See your physician if symptoms worsen or persist or if redness or swelling develop. ...Read more

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Thought I was getting over a cold from few weeks ago then came down with a sore throat with what felt like a high temp, I also felt delirious in night?

Thought I was getting over a cold from few weeks ago then came down with a sore throat with what felt like a high temp, I also felt delirious in night?

Need a doctor: This is not a site for individual diagnosis. You need to be seen and examined and provide a full detailed history. It sounds as if you may be quite ill and would suggest you visit your pcp asap. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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All around are sick (flu) my body is fighting it. Have a moderate persistent sore throat. Should I take medicine as if having a full blown flu?

All around are sick (flu) my body is fighting it. Have a moderate persistent sore throat. Should I take medicine as if having a full blown flu?

Influenza: Unless you have been definitively diagnosed with influenza by a swab demonstrating its presence, your symptoms may be due to a dozen or more different viruses (adeno, parainfluenza, and so on). Antiviral therapy with tamiflu (oseltamivir) will be ineffective against these, and you should see a doctor and be evaluated before doing this. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a persistent sore throat after drinking, help?

I have a persistent sore throat after drinking, help?

Drinking alcohol?: I think you already know the answer to this. ...Read more

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I have persistent sore throat, do I need to see a doctor?

I have persistent sore throat, do I need to see a doctor?

It would be best: Most prolonged sore throats are caused by moderate conditions, such as nasal allergies, mouth-breathing, acid reflux, etc. Some are caused by activities, such as smoking or consuming alcohol, that can lead to serious conditions. Once in a while, persistent throat pain suggests a more serious condition. If it seems to be going on forever, a doctor's appointment would be best. ...Read more

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If I have a persistent sore throat, should I see a doctor?

Yes: For significantly sore throat w/ swollen tonsils/lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test & culture. R/O mono. Antibiotics are imperative for strep throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w/ this several times/day. You can gargle w/ Aloe Vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w/ honey & a small amt of lemon juice helps. ...Read more

Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Abnormal Blood Pressure (Definition)

Abnormal blood pressure is a symptom in which a person's blood pressure is much higher or much lower than it should be for his age and body size. If either the systolic (upper number) pressure or the diastolic (lower number) pressure is not in the normal range, then the ...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