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Could you help me my throat hurts and I have a chronic cough?

Could you help me my throat hurts and I have a chronic cough?

Chronic cough: This has to be worked up, it can be nasal allergies, chronic sinusitis or acid reflux. See your primary and they can determine if you need to see an allergist. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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My throat hurts everytime I swallow but I have no cough nor do I have a fever. The pain lessens when I lean my head back. The pain has lasted for abou?

My throat hurts everytime I swallow but I have no cough nor do I have a fever. The pain lessens when I lean my head back. The pain has lasted for abou?

Examination: What is your question? Given the information you have offered I suggest you consult a clinician and have your ears, nose, throat, and neck examined. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My voice has been horse for about a month now. I have not been sick. My throat does not hurt, i don't have a cough or runny nose. What can cause this?

My voice has been horse for about a month now. I have not been sick. My throat does not hurt, i don't have a cough or runny nose. What can cause this?

Chronic hoarseness: Good that u don't smoke. Do u use voice a lot (speaker, singer, coach, etc) where u have to shout or raise voice to be heard? May have nodules on vocal cords; remote possibility of laryngeal cancer (much more likely if u smoked) or hpv. Other possibilities: reflux, hypothyroid. See an ENT specialist who can evaluate larynx & obtain tests if needed. ...Read more

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My throat hurts and I have a running nose. I'm also starting to cough what do I have and how can I get better?

My throat hurts and I have a running nose. I'm also starting to cough what do I have and how can I get better?

Common cold: What is most common is most common. The rhinovirus can cause the secretion, run down the back of the throat, cause irritation and sore throat and cough. That is the yes scenario. I don't know your other symptoms so best is to see your md for evaluation and get the right treatment. Up to 90% of upper respiratory infections don't require antibiotics, just symptomatic treatment. ...Read more

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I have a cough for 2 weeks. It started normal but the last week it's dry and very strong. So strong that my throat hurts & I have problems to swallow ?

I have a cough for 2 weeks. It started normal but the last week it's dry and very strong. So strong that my throat hurts & I have problems to swallow ?

Progressive cough: A two week history of cough, especially one that is progressive as your warrents further evaluation. Could be acute sinusitis, walking pneumonia, allergy, or other cause. Please see your primary doc for an exam and treatment. Perhaps we will have an integration on Healthtap soon which will help us listen to your lungs? It is possible, but not yet available for us! ...Read more

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My throat hurts and I've been using cough drops and honey and it's not helping. What can you do for me?

My throat hurts and I've been using cough drops and honey and it's not helping. What can you do for me?

Sore throat cause?: For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test & culture. Antibiotics are imperative for Strep Throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w Aloe Vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey & a small amt of lemon juice helps. ...Read more

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I got acute folliculatis coupled with fever and my throat hurts and i cough?

I got acute folliculatis coupled with fever and my throat hurts and i cough?

See a doctor: Although not sure that your fever, cough and sore throat are associated with folliculitis, if they are you may be severely ill and require evaluation and treatment. This may be due to staph aureus infection, possibly mrsa, but as above, needs further evaluation. Suggest seeing your pcp or an infectious diseases expert. Hope you are better soon and that my suggestion is not correct. ...Read more

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It started with a sore throat now I have a cough and it hurts when i cough?

It started with a sore throat now I have a cough and it hurts when i cough?

URI: Sounds like uri. Drink more fluids, gargle with salt water, take plain robitussin ( guaifenesin) otc, to make cough more productive and less harsh, if in few days you still feel the same go to doctor. ...Read more

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Throat hurts, my sinuses are plugged up, and I have a cough. Do I have strept?

Throat hurts, my sinuses are plugged up, and I have a cough. Do I have strept?

Maybe: Sounds more like a viral upper espiratory infection, that usually will resolve in 5-7 days. Only way to know if it is a strep infection is to obtain culture. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Throat Pain (Definition)

Throat pain is any tenderness or discomfort in the throat. This may be caused by bacterial or viral infections, or any kind of damage to the ...Read more