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Can you take Benadryl allergy with Mucinex Cold, Flu, & Sore Throat? Think I have a sinus infection.

Can you take Benadryl allergy with Mucinex Cold, Flu, & Sore Throat? Think I have a sinus infection.

Yes you can: But don't exceed recommended dose for either and read the labels carefully. Good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple medications. If this combination doesn't work, you may need to see your doctor for assessment and possibly prescription medications, best wishes ...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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If I took mucinex (guaifenesin) fast max cold flu and sore throat about and hour ago. Can I take NyQuil now?

If I took mucinex (guaifenesin) fast max cold flu and sore throat about and hour ago. Can I take NyQuil now?

Cough medicine: Both medicine had Tylenol (acetaminophen) in common, others are different class with different mechanism of action to control the sinus secretion and cough, it should be ok as long you take the recommended dose. ...Read more

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Dx viral pharyngitis prescription Mucinex (guaifenesin) & flonase. Draining today earache sore throat and 101.2 temp. Still have fever body aches. Advice? Baby has cold too

Dx viral pharyngitis prescription Mucinex (guaifenesin) & flonase. Draining today earache sore throat and 101.2 temp. Still have fever body aches. Advice? Baby has cold too

Urgent care: With a fever and "draining" (I'm assuming your ear?), I would recommend you see your doc or go to an urgent care clinic for a proper physical examination, including an examination of the ear, surrounding structures, and your nose and throat. It is possible you may require antibiotics. Your baby may need to be seen too. ...Read more

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I'm sick with flu or flu-like illness, including sore throat. Today I noticed very bloody thick post nasal drip. I don't have sinus pain. What is this?

I'm sick with flu or flu-like illness, including sore throat. Today I noticed very bloody thick post nasal drip. I don't have sinus pain. What is this?

See your doctor: That could be acute sinusitis, together with the other symptoms you have, you don't need to have sinus pain when you've got sinusitis, so better run it by your doctor, goodluck ...Read more

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Flu swab negative. Fever over 102, stuffy nose, sore throat and fatigue. My doctor said it was a “flu-like” illness. What does that mean?

Flu swab negative. Fever over 102, stuffy nose, sore throat and fatigue. My doctor said it was a “flu-like” illness. What does that mean?

Another bug: Flu like means that it feels like the flu but that the testing for the flu bug was negative. Many other bugs (viruses in this case) can cause similar symptoms. ...Read more

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Sore throat came on very suddenly. Then was totally gone 6 hours later. No sickness (i.e. cold, flu, etc). What could cause such an event?

Sore throat came on very suddenly. Then was totally gone 6 hours later. No sickness (i.e. cold, flu, etc). What could cause such an event?

L-P reflux: Can cause this. Check this link,
http://www. Webmd. Com/heartburn-gerd/guide/laryngopharyngeal-reflux-silent-reflux
I hope this helps. If you have more questions contact me on my Virtual Practice at www. Healthtap. Com/dryetimyan ...Read more

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I just finished a ten day bottle of augmentem for flu/cold, today, the first day off I woke up with a sore throat & very rundown. I feel sick again!

Viral symptoms: Sounds like you have a viral infection. Not sure why you were given Augmentin for a cold or flu since these are caused by a virus and cannot be treated by an antibiotic. Symptomatic care with tylenol, (acetaminophen) rest, increased fluids and humidity are the usual treatment for a virus and getting the flu shot in the fall to prevent. If you have a fever that does not improve with this you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have had a temp for 2 days and a very sore throat, feels like it's closing up. I have been taking cold and flu medicine but am not getting better?

I have had a temp for 2 days and a very sore throat, feels like it's closing up. I have been taking cold and flu medicine but am not getting better?

See a doctor now: The sensation of throat closing is concerning. If you are getting a peritonsillar abscess you could end up with severe problems swallowing and breathing. Don't wait. Go see a doctor right now. ...Read more

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I told my dr bout a severe sore throat and cough. She prescribed doxycyl. Looking it up I found it doesn't help colds flu etc. Why was I given it then?

I told my dr bout a severe sore throat and cough. She prescribed doxycyl. Looking it up I found it doesn't help colds flu etc. Why was I given it then?

Colds self heal: The doxycyl is likely an antibiotic for a suspeced bacterial sore throat. Not my first choice but may help. Colds & the like are viral & self heal. They require only good nutrition & adequate rest for recovery. ...Read more

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Could you please help me get rid of this cold/flu. Something for a sore throat?

Could you please help me get rid of this cold/flu. Something for a sore throat?

Soothe symptoms: 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 & asmall amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Fever/ pain – acetaminophen/ nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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I have had a sore throat since Saturday and it's now Wednesday and tomorrow it's Thursday...... I don't have the common cold or a flu......?

I have had a sore throat since Saturday and it's now Wednesday and tomorrow it's Thursday...... I don't have the common cold or a flu......?

Sore throat: One thing you can be sure of: It will go away, it will stay the same, or it will get worse. If you're concerned, see a medical practitioner. ...Read more

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Sore throat no strep flu symp no flu no mono after all testing smoked after someone with cold but got flu symptoms for 8 days is that possible?

Sore throat no strep flu symp no flu no mono after all testing smoked after someone with cold but got flu symptoms for 8 days is that possible?

Mgt: Please avoid all smoke exposure, particularly while Iill with a respiratory infection. Viral illnesses may last for two to three weeks, but should you should feel better as the infection resolves. Secondary infections may occur- please monitor your temperature. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat and I think I'm catching cold but flu hasn't started, I don't have any other symptoms yet. Should I not wear contact lenses?

I have a sore throat and I think I'm catching cold but flu hasn't started, I don't have any other symptoms yet. Should I not wear contact lenses?

No: As long as your eyes are not affected by the likely viral upper respiratory tract infection (no redness to eyes, no discharge, no pain), then wearing contacts should be ok. If symptoms change however, switch to glasses. ...Read more

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Can a child get a sore throat or flu from wearing wet clothes in cold air?

Can a child get a sore throat or flu from wearing wet clothes in cold air?

No: A child gets a sore throat or flu from being exposed to a sufficient number of viruses or bacteria to cause infection. ...Read more

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I've had an extremely bad sore throat for a few days, I've been coughing up bright green flem. But it doesn't feel like a flu or cold.

I've had an extremely bad sore throat for a few days, I've been coughing up bright green flem. But it doesn't feel like a flu or cold.

Bronchitis: Since you are coughing copius green phlegm, your bronchial tubes are inflamed. Please see you primary care doc for medications. Lots of fluids too. ...Read more

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Right side of my throat hurts no flu or cold symptoms just sore throat its not scratchy its painful hurts to swollow what could I take?

Right side of my throat hurts no flu or cold symptoms just sore throat its not scratchy its painful hurts to swollow what could I take?

Have it checked out.: It depends on the degree of the pain- does it compromise your ability to breath, or are you gagging or choking because of the pain? If so, it merits an evaluation. Are you able to consume fluids without issue? If so, good, but if not, then an evaluation is worth it. The reaason for my advice is that a one sided pain on swollowing suggests a potentially focal process that can be evaluated. ...Read more

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I had a cold last week, fully recovered and now I have the flu. Is this normal? What do you recommend? I have body aches & sore throat.

I had a cold last week, fully recovered and now I have the flu. Is this normal? What do you recommend? I have body aches & sore throat.

Secondary infection: The common cold is a viral illness affecting the upper respiratory tract. It is possible to develop a secondary infection with a bacteria since your immune system is weakened from the cold and usually occurs shortly after the cold improves. Unlike a viral illness, bacterial infections are treated with antibiotics. You need to see your doctor right away to be evaluated. A viral flu is less likely. ...Read more

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I have had a very sore throat only on my right side. When I swallow it really hurts and even when I don't swallow it burns. No cold of flu symptoms.?

I have had a very sore throat only on my right side. When I swallow it really hurts and even when I don't swallow it burns. No cold of flu symptoms.?

Infection: One side or both doesn't matter as far as diagnosis. The vast majority are from viruses. If concern for strep head to your doctor. ...Read more

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Very sore throat for 2 weeks with green mucus. Now the last 3 mornings I have been waking up with crusty eyes. Have taken cold & flu tablets no better?

Very sore throat for 2 weeks with green mucus. Now the last 3 mornings I have been waking up with crusty eyes. Have taken cold & flu tablets no better?

Sinusitis?: Sounds like you may have a sinus infection. Regardless sore throat and green mucus for 2 weeks deserves a trip to the doctor. I suspect you are going to need antibiotics. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had severe flu like symptoms, broke the fever, now I have a very sore throat. Cold air makes it worse. Lots of congestion. All started last thursday?

I had severe flu like symptoms, broke the fever, now I have a very sore throat. Cold air makes it worse. Lots of congestion. All started last thursday?

Homeopathy best: If this is true influenza, the most reliable treatment is about 50 grams of vit c given IV but few docs offer this. Sambucol, an elderberry extract, is proven to help. My favorite treatment is homeopathy- the right remedy can be magic! For help finding it see: http://www. Flusolution. Net/remedies. Htm
there is not much flu yet in the us (except texas/deep south). See my comment for more info. ...Read more

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I have, sore throat, chills and fatigue which disable me from getting out of bed, but normal temp 36.8. Is this more likely to be flu or common cold?

I have, sore throat, chills and fatigue which disable me from getting out of bed, but normal temp 36.8. Is this more likely to be flu or common cold?

Hard to guess: New throat pain can be strep throat (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antivirals may be used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (to see if a prescription is needed). With chills and lots of fatigue, it's more likely a flu-like illness or strep throat. ...Read more

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I have ulcerative colitis and starting to get a sore throat and cough. Could a cold or flu cause a bad ulcerative colitis flare up?

I have ulcerative colitis and starting to get a sore throat and cough. Could a cold or flu cause a bad ulcerative colitis flare up?

Possibly: A 'cold' is caused by a viral infection. As your body mobilizes an immune response to that infection, it might decrease the response it is giving the ulcerative colitis. The response to uc is also an immune response to some degree. The medications you are on to treat the uc may also affect your response to a cold and vice versa. ...Read more

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I think I ovulated Fri 28, sore throat sun & mon now I have the flu/cold, 100.72 temp is it safe to drink something I don't know if I conceived help!

Safe: Most over the counter cold and flu medications are safe for use in pregnancy. Also you do not know if you are pregnant so it is not an issue. Hopefully you go your annual flu shot already if not please get one ...Read more

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Viral Pharyngitis (Definition)

A sore throat is discomfort, pain, or scratchiness in the throat. A sore throat often makes ...Read more


Mucinex (Definition)

Guaifenesin is a cough suppressant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more