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Is Sore Throat A Symptom Of Lupus
Have lupus & never colds, etc. Get initial symptoms (sore throat, sinus pain, etc)&they go away in days. It's like my body fights it off fast. Common?
May have: May have a mild viral illness or your immune system is overactive enough to fight off the infection. ...Read more
I have lupus & since 2 days ago I've had a very sore throat & body aches all over. No nasal symptoms. I'm not sure if this is a cause for concern or not?
It could be: It could be your lupus, but you could have an infection as well. See your doctor to be evaluated. ...Read more
I had a nuclear pathoroid test yesterday today I have sore throat feel really tired and ache all over I have lupus could test have given me a flare?
Parathyroid test: Not likely but discuss with your Dr who did test and with your Dr. They know you best. ...Read more
Is you live with a constant sore throat & diagnosed with tonsillitis a few times a year as well as have lupus, should you have your tonsils removed?
Viral infection: Most of the time it's due to a viral infection. Strep infections do occur but are not as common, the patient is sicker with fever and malaise. Rarely sore throats can be caused by structural problems. If a sore throat lasts longer than a month see ENT for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more
Sore throat and anxiety is a sore throat a symptom of anxiety. I have had gad and pad for severl years now. I have a ton of symptoms but never a sore throat. My attacks have been worse lately and I have also been having an on and off sore throat that gets
Hello, : Hello, I can't diagnose the cause of your sore throat. It may be related to anxiety. Anxiety can lead to a sense that there is a lump in the throat and dry mouth with difficulty swallowing. I hope that you are seeing a good psychiatrist and good therapist and have let them know that your symptoms have worsened. Take care. ...Read more
Nagging cough: Please understand I am a psychiatrist but I would b curious as to what meds. U r rx by your treating doctors/np's. Several medications have this as a side effect especially certain statins. Some psych meds can also dry mouth a lot. Also, there are otc meds that can do this. Even could be an allergic reaction. ...Read more
Please tell me how long it takes for to first start experiencing a symptom (sore throat) of a virus?
Iv had a sore throat, then a multi symptom cold than another sore throat and stuffy head for 2 days, now I feel it in my chest. All in a month, normal?
Pretty bad sore throat for about a week n half no other symptom my 6 year old just got over severe strep, I have no other strep symptoms.could it be it?
Viruses or Bacterial:
Common cold, flu (influenza)
mononucleosis (mono), measles
croup a common childhood illness characterized by a harsh, barking cough
strep throat, which is caused by a bacterium known as streptococcus pyogenes, or group a streptococcus
whooping cough, a highly contagious respiratory tract infection
diphtheria. ...Read more
Pain in back of my head down to top of my neck, sore throat, coughs, what do I have? Had exact same symptom week ago, now its back.
RULE OUT MONO:
You have upper respiratory infection most likely associated with lymph nodes emergent in the neck
you need to be on two week courses of antibiotic and reevaluate might need to rule out mono if the lymph nodes persist in spite of the antibiotic treatment
either way you need to go and see your pcp. ...Read more
I was sick about 2 weeks ago and all my symptom went away but my throat has been burning, like more than a sore throat, but I'm not sick and it's been hurting for about a week now?
Burning throat: Greetings. The burning may be due to reflux. If you suffer from heartburn or GERD, then tums or a medication like Zantac (ranitidine) may be of help. Pharyngitis coming from a virus could be the cause and Tylenol/Motrin could help. See your doctor for confirmation. Good Luck. ...Read more
My only symptom is Sore throat for 9 days but the past few days I have been waking up in sleep gasping for air with a big breath?
My son has Mono, his only symptom is a sore throat. He never felt tired. Can he work out alone? And how long should he avoid his girlfriend
I had mono about three weeks ago for about 3 days. My only symptom was a mild sore throat .3 weeks later I've had a minor headache for the past 2 days?
Cold sx's: Tips: Sore throat gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to Chamomile tea. Fever/ pain acetaminophen / NSAIDs Rest!! ...Read more
Sore throat for 3weeks.hurts mor in the right or left in the night.Had white patches but it disappeared over Tim.no other symptom.should I be worried?
Doctor can examine: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or flu virus (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other causes such as stomach acid reflux, allergies, irritants, etc... Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly, mainly to see if antibiotics like amoxicillin are needed. ...Read more
Can a mild sore throat be brought on by changes in air temperature, air conditioning in house, winter air or should I be more concerned? Symptom chasing at the moment.
Sore throat: Yes, all the above can cause dryness and inflammation in ur throat. Also, snorring and posterior nasal drip may be the culprit. If smx persist would have ur Doctor take a look to evaluate for clinical signs of infection. Otherwise, gentle gargling with leukewarm salty water (1/2 tee spoon baking soda in 1 cup water) should take care the non-infectious causes. Feel better. ...Read more
I have had a small pus pocket on my left tonsil for 1 month. The only symptom I have is a sore throat. Do I need to make a dr apppointment?
Worried about HIV exposure. Encounter was 5 days ago, and now I have a sore throat. Can that symptom show up 5 days after? Or is that too early?
Too Early: Typically, even the earliest symptoms don't usually show up until 10-15 days after exposure and many don't even have symptoms that early at all. Also, even testing doesn't detect the virus until about the same time. If you think you've been exposed, though, I do highly recommend you be safe and get tested in a few weeks. Good luck, best wishes! ...Read more
Worried about HIV exposure. Can sore throat show up 120 hours (5 days) after possible infection? Or is this too early for that symptom?
Protected sex. Status of the person unknown. If they had HIV would a sore throat that wasn't accompanied by a fever or rash likely be a symptom of hiv?
Possible: Everyone has different presentation of the prodrome (the initial phase of hiv), ranging from nothing to mild cold resembling symptoms to those resembling full-blown flu or tonsillitis. Protected sex is better than unprotected but is not 100% guarantee against HIV acquisition. If the exposure is recent, the only way to be tested would be to check HIV viral load since antibody test may be negative. ...Read more
I've had a sore throat and extreem fatigue for the last 20 days. Some days I can't get out of bed. New symptom : being woken up by vomiting. What's u?
See a doctor: May be mononucleosis, but if symptoms have persisted for that long and now have vomitting, need to be examined by a physician. ...Read more