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Had dizzy spell , inner ear congested, area under ear on neck hurts to touch . Also sore throat , nasal congestion. Tests for flu & strep throat neg.

Had dizzy spell , inner ear congested, area under ear on neck hurts to touch . Also sore throat , nasal congestion. Tests for flu & strep throat neg.

Since you had flu: and strep tests, I'm assuming you had your whole body examined. Did they mention if you had fluid behind your eardrum? It sounds like you could have a middle or inner ear infection. I would follow up with your doctor and be examined again. You may need some lab work done or a referral to a specialist if the doctor you're seeing can't find a reason for your symptoms. ...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


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Been suffering from headache sore neck and ear for about a week. Now have sore throat, nasal congestion, green and bloody mucus. Sinus infect or strep?

Been suffering from headache sore neck and ear for about a week. Now have sore throat, nasal congestion, green and bloody mucus. Sinus infect or strep?

URI: Upper Respiratory Tract Infection is what you have, can be due to strep infection or other bug, at any rate you need to see your doctor for Rx medications, meanwhile rest, salt water gargles, pain killers, and good luck ...Read more

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What could the following symptoms possibly mean: nasal congestion, swollen lymphnodes, swelling on the neck, and tightness of the throat?

What could the following symptoms possibly mean: nasal congestion, swollen lymphnodes, swelling on the neck, and tightness of the throat?

A cold: It sounds like you have a cold. Some cold viruses (like adenovirus) can cause these symptoms. If they do not clear up then see your doctor. Antibiotics are unlikely to be helpful. I hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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1 week of nasal congestion. I understand that symptoms of sinus cancer can mimic that of a cold. Should i see my dr? Sore throat gone no cough.

1 week of nasal congestion.  I understand that symptoms of sinus cancer can mimic that of a cold.  Should i see my dr? Sore throat gone no cough.

Not yet: Nasal congestion is very common, especially now that flu or viral "season" is upon us. If you are prone to allergies, nasal congestion is to be expected. Although the common cold can mimic sinus cancer, it is extremely doubtful as cause of your symptoms. The "sinus" is likely the maxillary sinus (upper jaw bone) and it is part of the paranasal sinus complex; 0.2% of all malignancies occur there. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with Gerds my symptoms dry throat, shortness of breath, nasal congestion, globus. Silent Reflux. How to Naturally heal throat and esophagus ?

Diagnosed with Gerds my symptoms dry throat, shortness of breath, nasal congestion, globus. Silent Reflux. How to Naturally heal throat and esophagus ?

GERD: Please repost and define your notion of "naturally." Please consider health & disease overall; in other words, how would you define treating, say, a heart attack or stroke or life-threatening high blood pressure or status asthmaticus or uncontrolled seizures or severe GI bleeding "naturally"? ...Read more

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I'm 26 year old heterosexual and I was wondering if cold symptoms are considered as hiv ARS hiv symptoms? I have nasal congestion, minor sore throat.

I'm 26 year old heterosexual and I was wondering if cold symptoms are considered as hiv ARS hiv symptoms? I have nasal congestion, minor sore throat.

Hmmm....: It has to be viewed from the other direction. Because every person on Earth gets cold symptoms, one does not consider cold symptoms a sign of some other, bigger disorder. Likewise, everyone sneezes at least once a week. So, don't think of a weekly sneeze as a sign of a bigger disorder. Worry only if there are unique signs of a bigger disorder, not signs that everybody has. ...Read more

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Can nasal congestion, sore throat, with fatigue sometimes be a symptoms of asthma attack onset?

Can nasal congestion, sore throat, with fatigue sometimes be a symptoms of asthma attack onset?

Allergies: These are symptoms of nasal allergies that often accompany asthma. If you have recurrent nasal symptoms, get them treated as it may aid in treatment of your asthma. ...Read more

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I've had all these symptoms for the past 3 months: nasal congestion, tired, achey body, headaches, dizzy, weak, sore throat, bad breath what could it be?

I've had all these symptoms for the past 3 months: nasal congestion, tired, achey body, headaches, dizzy, weak, sore throat, bad breath what could it be?

Chronic infection: You may well have chronic sinus infection, but this might not explain the weakness and muscle pains. You should be seen by a primary care physician and if necessary referred to an ENT doctor. Hope you are better soon. Why did you wait 3 months? ...Read more

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Painful throat,low grade fever,night sweats for first 2 nights, nasal congestion, bad cough, is this sign of HIV ARS at 3 weeks? Or viral infection?

Painful throat,low grade fever,night sweats for first 2 nights,  nasal congestion, bad cough, is this sign of HIV ARS at 3 weeks?  Or viral infection?

Virus: It sounds like a bad cold or the flu. Start with hydration, rest and OTC rx. If it persists then see your doctor for a good checkup especially if the cough persists. ( may be bronchitis or less likely pneumonia) ...Read more

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Can a sinus infection cause nose bleed? How come my symptoms such as hoarseness, sore throat, runny nose, and nasal congestion only getting worse?

Can a sinus infection cause nose bleed? How come my symptoms such as hoarseness, sore throat, runny nose, and nasal congestion only getting worse?

Sinuses & Epistaxis.: The inflammation caused by sinus infection, along with the pure violence of constantly blowing your nose, can lead to nosebleeds in the context of a sinus infection That being said, sinus infections tend to be bacterial, so you may be getting worse because you need an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with strep throat, can you have a cough and runny nose plus congestion?

Diagnosed with strep throat, can you have a cough and runny nose plus congestion?

Not typical: Usually with strep throat you have classically a fever, headache, abd pain and sore throat WITHOUT nasal congestion and cough. When you have a sore throat after a few days of nasal congestion and cough that typically denotes a viral URI. ...Read more

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1st symptom was pain in both sides of my neck, then a cough with mucas, fatigue, some nasal congestion, no fever, and chest feels heavy.

1st symptom was pain in both sides of my neck, then a cough with mucas, fatigue, some nasal congestion, no fever, and chest feels heavy.

Allergy??: See your doc first. Most coughs don't require antibiotics. Your doc should get a good history and good physical exam. You might have allergy or asthma or very commonly post nasal drip, none of which require antibiotics. Or you might have a viral infection which also doesn't respond to an antibiotic. Get well soon. You can always use Jewish penicillin-I.e. chicken soup! ...Read more

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Does nasal congestion cause dry throat?

Does nasal congestion cause dry throat?

Not related, but: can be associated, saline nasal washes, and salt water gargles would help, if no improvement , see your doctor ...Read more

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Experience nasal congestion (stuffiness) & difficulty breathing through nose (one side only).triednasalspray(stop using=liq flows through throat & dry?

Experience nasal congestion (stuffiness) & difficulty breathing through nose (one side only).triednasalspray(stop using=liq flows through throat & dry?

Need 2 C UR MD : Or ENT specialist, meanwhile keep using saline nasal washes regularly, and the probably steroid nasal spray that you used, but make sure you use them correctly, read the instructions carefully, best wishes ...Read more

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Throat and ears hurt for 3 days. Dr gave me zpak. 5th day now. Throat and ears are fine. Only symptn is bad nasal congestion. Is zpak working?

Throat and ears hurt for 3 days. Dr gave me zpak. 5th day now. Throat and ears are fine. Only symptn is bad nasal congestion. Is zpak working?

Yes, but:: Zithromax lasts in body tissues for approximately 10 days. Your illness was likely a viral upper respiratory illness(common cold) for which antibiotics are ineffective. Nasal congestion will often respond to a brief course of Afrin 24 Hour Nasal Spray. ...Read more

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When should I worry about a sore throat? I have had a sore throat with nasal congestion for a few days, I think just a cold, but when do I worry?

When should I worry about a sore throat? I have had a sore throat with nasal congestion for a few days, I think just a cold, but when do I worry?

High fever: If you have a high fever, tender or swollen neck, can't keep fluids down, have pus on your tonsils, or don't start feeling better after 5-7 days, then you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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