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What is this - jetlag, sneezing, itchy throat, dry cough, chills, temp is 37C, sore scalp, nasal drip, a lil fatigue, loose stool, no body pain?

What is this - jetlag, sneezing, itchy throat, dry cough, chills, temp is 37C, sore scalp, nasal drip, a lil fatigue, loose stool, no body pain?

So far: So far it sounds like a cold of which there are many types. If you go on to get fever and body aches it could be a flu. If you develop watery diarrhea it may be the norovirus or rotovirus. ...Read more

Dr. Corey Clay
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Rhinitis (Definition)

This is a symptomatic disorder of the nose characterized by inflamed nasal mucosa. Groupings of rhinitis exist triggered by infection, allergy, non-allergic triggers/exposure, meds, immune disorder, and/or structural problems in the nose. Symptoms can include itching, sneezing, congestion, watery/mucoid drainage, post-nasal drainage with sore throat, ear ...Read more


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I hate spring, : (as per usual I'm having a dry cough, itchy throat & eyes and a runny nose. But I am breastfeeding. What can I take?

I hate spring, : (as per usual I'm having a dry cough, itchy throat & eyes and a runny nose. But I am breastfeeding. What can I take?

Nasal steroid: Avoid antihistamines and decongestants as both can impair breast milk production and flow. Consider taking nasal steroids such as flonase and cromolyn sodium such as nasalcrom. Both are available over the counter. More about allergy remedies and breastfeeding:
http://kellymom. Com/bf/can-i-breastfeed/meds/cold-remedy/ ...Read more

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What can I do for a cold at home. Feeling cold and hot, sneezing, sore throat, dry cough and runny nose. Is this flu?

What can I do for a cold at home. Feeling cold and hot, sneezing, sore throat, dry cough and runny nose. Is this flu?

Influenza usually: Manifests with severe headache, cough, and high fevers. Home remedies are antipyretics, antihistamines, cough supressants, and decongestants, all otc. Make sure you stay well hydrated, use a vaporizer, rest, and avoid allergens. See a doctor if it lasts more than a week. 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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I have a bad cough runny nose, itchy throat and lots of whitish pleghm comes out when I cough, what does it mean? And what medication will I take?

I have a bad cough runny nose, itchy throat and lots of whitish pleghm comes out when I cough, what does it mean? And what medication will I take?

Possibilities...: If you also have a fever, this could be acute bronchitis of probable viral origin, if the fever is low-grade. This will run its course over a few days or so and symptomatic treatment is all that is needed. If there is no fever, this could represent allergic bronchospasm and bronchodilator and steroid inhalers would be prescribed. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Cough started a month ago, got better, then runny nose started, cough came back, still have post nasal drip&itchy throat causing some coughing, normal?

Cough started a month ago, got better, then runny nose started, cough came back, still have post nasal drip&itchy throat causing some coughing, normal?

Chronic cough: It is likely that your chronic cough is due to chronic rhinitis. Itchy throat, nasal congestion are signs of rhinitis. In the us the most common cause of rhinitis is allergy. It is not normal to have chronic cough. You should have it checked with a local physician to get proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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How to determine if itchy throat is from allergies or not. No pain. Just a kinda deep annoying itch. Makes me want to cough to scratch it. Runny nose s/t?

How to determine if itchy throat is from allergies or not. No pain. Just a kinda deep annoying itch. Makes me want to cough to scratch it. Runny nose s/t?

Allergy testing: The most definitive way to know if this is from allergies is to be tested, either a skin or blood test. Your symptoms do sound a lot like allergies and will probably respond to an antihistamine; however you should consult with your physician first. ...Read more

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I have this cough and it taste funny I have a sore neck itchy throat a headache I'm hot and tired should I be worried I'm not stuffed or no runny nose?

I have this cough and it taste funny I have a sore neck itchy throat a headache I'm hot and tired should I be worried I'm not stuffed or no runny nose?

See doctor: Since there is no duration of symptoms provided, it is difficult to venture a guess. It does appear that you have an infection although the sore neck may or may not be related to it. It this has been present for more than 2 days or getting worse, see a doctor. ...Read more

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What am I suffering from if I have sore throat itchy throat runny nose runny eyes a heavy cough with body aches?

What am I suffering from if I have sore throat itchy throat runny nose runny eyes a heavy cough with body aches?

A cold: It seems you have a cold. Have you checked your temperature? If you have a high grade fever, you may have the flu, get checked for it, an antiviral medication can shortness the illness. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I am experiencing itchy watery eyes, runny nose itchy throat, cough, frequent throat clearing, and hoarse in the morning and had throbbing HA

I am experiencing itchy watery eyes, runny nose itchy throat, cough, frequent throat clearing, and hoarse in the morning and had throbbing HA

Head cold: Mostly viral, and will take its course, however you need to rest, hydrate yourself well, salt water gargles, painkillers, and may be decongestants, if no problem with high blood pressure, several combination medicines OTC can help, but read the labels carefully, if no improvement, see your doctor, good luck ...Read more

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I have a dry cough and itchy throat. Is there any remedy or cure to recover.?

I have a dry cough and itchy throat. Is there any remedy or cure to recover.?

Possibly: This may be allergy exacerbation. If you have no contraindications you can try an otc antihistamine to see if it helps. If not you should see your primary ...Read more

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I'm having a dry cough accompanied with itchy throat what is over-the-counter med for these?

See a physician: You should consult a physician. You did not mention what triggers your cough. You may be suffering from allergies and postnasal drip. Allergy medication like antihistamine and nasal spray and neti potty sinus rinse can help. Consult a physician or an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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I have lumps under my chin, dry cough and itchy throat and mouth hurts

Lymph nodes swollen: The lumps under your chin are probably lymph nodes which are used by your body to help fight infection. You should see your primary care doctor for an evaluation. These all could amount to a viral infection or strep throat or other. Your primary care doctor can evaluated you and perform the necessary tests/cultures, etc. ...Read more

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I have a dry itchy throat followed by a persistent dry cough with a cough followed by phelgm at night... I am not sick?

I have a dry itchy throat followed by a persistent dry cough with a cough followed by phelgm at night... I am not sick?

Possibilities...: Possible etiologies include post-nasal drip, gerd, allergy, bronchospasm or even a combination of these factors. Each if these has a different treatment so you may need to see your doctor so a diagnosis can be made and treatment rendered, especially if these symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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Itchy throat and dry cough for a month. On omeprazole 20mg for a week not sure if helping. I feel generally fine what's wrong with me?

Itchy throat and dry cough for a month. On omeprazole 20mg for a week not sure if helping. I feel generally fine what's wrong with me?

Throat irritation: The description of your symptoms is suggestive of environmental allergies. This would not be improved with Omeprazole. You may consider taking OTC anti-histamine such as Zyrtec or Claritin (loratadine) for a couple of weeks and evaluate your symptoms for improvement. If no progress, see your doctor for a more thorough work up. ...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


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