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Can allergy shots prevent sore throats from cold dry weather? Also protect against throat infections?
No: Allergy shots are meant to retrain your immune system not to over-react when exposed to an allergen that causes allergy symptoms such as pollens, dust mites, cat dander, etc.. When allergic reaction is reduced, inflammation of the airways, upper or lower, is reduced, and that indirectly would make you less prone to symptoms of sore throat, dryness or repeated colds, or airway hyper-responsiveness ...Read more
I've had sore throat for 5 days and white spots on minimally swollen tonsils. Also have cough, sore lungs, and runny nose. Virus? Strep? Bronchitis?
Sore throat: All of these symptoms can be related to a common virus. For the moment it is advisable to use tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin for the pain and drink cold fluids including ice slurry drinks to soothe the throat. When your secretions change color you need an antibiotic as the virus infection will turn into a bacterial one with time. Hope you are feeling better. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sore throat, earache, pain under the ear travelling down face and neck, painful chewing, feeling extremely cold, starting to wheeze and cough?
Today my doctor diagnose me with strep throat does strep throat cause dry mouth and coughing especially near cold hot temperture?
Tight sore chest. Coughing up strips of light red blood. Got a cough and temputure and sore throat. Feel shivery and cold.
Had cold symptoms sore throat sneezing etc now sore throat gone just a cough and an itchy feeling in the chest? And feeling dizzy
Dizzy!: Please go to the nearest Emergency facility where they should be able to get you better quite quickly. If that does not work out you are likely to be referred to a primary doctor. Hope things work out! ...Read more
Stiff neck, sore throat, ear ache, headache. White sores in back of mouth/throat and hard to swallow. No fever.
Off and on running nose sneezing sore and dry throat no white bumps what could I have? Sore throat? Strep throat?virus? Anything serious?
Very sore throat following being sick with slight sire throat thursday, runny nose sneezing cough with fever on and off..Felt good for 2 days what up?
Infection?: If you got better then worse, you may have a bacterial infection following a viral one, it is time to see the doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
Does the flu or cold cause dark yellow phlegm and chest congestion plus hoarseness, sore throat, and stuffy nose?
Just over bad cold virus; no fever, Sore throat, cough, eye infections, ear infection. Now I'm starting to get a sore throat again? Why would that be?
Possible reinfection: It is possible that you might have unfortunately caught another strain of cold virus or flu. Or this could just be a minor symptom reoccurance due to inflammatory products still running through your system (lets hope that's what this is). It is difficult to tell at this early time. What I would advise regardless of what this could possible be, is that you get a flu shot if you have not already. ...Read more
Sore throat, cough, congestion with no fever, but have a sore tongue and blister like bumps in back of throat. Tonsils removed 10 years ago?
Headache, sore throat, runny/stuffed nose, deep chest cough, hot and cold. No fever. A cold or more?
Cold or more??: If it just a cold, usually there are evident signs of respiratory distress. Those are rapid breathing (more than 24 x/min); nasal flaring;?; chest retractions; and use of the accessory muscles of respiration. If none of thes are present the cough is much more likely to originate at the pharyngeal level. An excellent med for type of cough is benzonatate. ...Read more
Symptons are sore throat, sore glands and neck is sore and aching. I also have sore in roof of mouth. Been gargling with salt water & also peroxide?
Occasional sore throat, tight in throat, dysphagia, dry throat, dry vocal cords feel like they get tired if I talk a lot, back of throat feels congest?
Tightness/sore throa: If yo feel tightness in your throat you shuld be checked out. If it affects your swallowing or breathing go to the ed otherwise toalk to your doctor or go see him/her. ...Read more
In night have sore throat, blocked nose, fever, then go cold, and day time have chesty throat instead when cough headache , feel slightly sick? Cure?
Likely a virus : Likely a virus. Take rest, drink plenty fluids, & chicken noodle soup. You should be improving in 2-3 days & healed by 5-7 days. If worsening symptoms persist, esp with fever, then you must see clinician & may need antibiotics. Virus germs don't respond to antibiotics , only bacterial germs, & yours is most likely a virus. Hope that helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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