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My throat hurts I have a runny nose and a bad cough I think my throat is swollen, what can I drink?

My throat hurts I have a runny nose and a bad cough I think my throat is swollen, what can I drink?

Tips: For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect ; mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ;. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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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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My throat and head hurts I have a runny nose. Am I sick?

My throat and head hurts I have a runny nose. Am I sick?

Yes: It sounds like you are.

Probably viral should improve in 5-7 days. ...Read more

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Hi my throat hurts and its not a cold because I don't have a runny nose so what could it be and it feels like it is near the back of the throat ?

Hi my throat hurts and its not a cold because I don't have a runny nose so what could it be and it feels like it is near the back of the throat
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Sore throat: A sore throat without associated nasal congestion could be viral or bacterial. It's helpful to know if you have associated fever, abdominal pain, headache, or rash. You may benefit from a throat swab to screen for strep if the pain persists. Other causes for a sore throat could include postnasal drip and irritation from infection, allergies, or other causes for inflammation. ...Read more

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I have this sore throat. It hurts when I swallow. And sometimes when I turn my head. I don't have a runny nose and I'm not coughing. Also, there's a nas?

I have this sore throat. It hurts when I swallow. And sometimes when I turn my head. I don't have a runny nose and I'm not coughing. Also, there's a nas?

Sore throat.: This could be an infection, likely viral, depending on how long you' be had it. Viral upper respiratory infections tend to last 3-5 days on average, and may not progress beyond just that sore throat. You may cough, but would tend to not be too congested. If this lasts beyond one week, you should see a doctor for a formal evaluation. ...Read more

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I get a sharp pain in my head when I stand/bend over/move quick, also have an earache, stuffy&runny nose, cough, my throat hurts. what's wrong?

I get a sharp pain in my head when I stand/bend over/move quick, also have an earache, stuffy&runny nose, cough, my throat hurts. what's wrong?

R/O SINUSITIS : R/O SINUSITIS: Yes you should rest irrigate sinuses with saline/take a nasal spray like Nasonex (mometasone) and finish a 2-3week course of antibiotics ie bactrim/augmentin /cipro. Avoid abrupt changes in pressure. Ie flying/scuba/swimming if diving or snorkeling is undertaken. These activities may increase risk of worsening sinusitis and potentially rupturing ear drum. ...Read more

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37 weeks preg... Can I take nyquill. My throat hurts like the dickens and coughing fever runny nose?

37 weeks preg... Can I take nyquill. My throat hurts like the dickens and coughing fever runny nose?

NyQuil in pregnancy: Yes you can take it but try half the dose at first. If you are really worried. Run the idea by the on call obgyn. This is why they are on call. Good luck. ...Read more

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When I cough my neck hurts anad so does my chest. I also have a fever, a sore throat and a runny nose. What could this be?

When I cough my neck hurts anad so does my chest. I also have a fever, a sore throat and a runny nose. What could this be?

Need more info: From what & how you describe it, it is likely a respiratory tract infection. This can be viral or bacterial (or fungal sometimes), and can be of the larger airways (bronchitis) or lower airways (pneumonia). You should seek medical evaluation if symptoms have been present for more than 2-3 days, or are worsening. ...Read more

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Sore throat for 3 days. Dark green mucus. Hurts the right side of my chest when I cough. Stuffy then runny nose. Do you know what could cause this?

Seasonal flu: It is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. If there is no improvement or sore throat is severe or lasts longer than another week, or you are getting joint pain; see your pcp for evaluation. ...Read more

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Sore throat. Runny nose stuffy at night. Ear feels like there is liquid in it and everytime i swalllow it hurts my ear.

Sore throat. Runny nose stuffy at night. Ear feels like there is liquid in it and everytime i swalllow it hurts my ear.

These symptoms: Without a fever may or may not prove infection. Pressure in sinuses and ears can cause pain. There is congestion as proven by the ear and the pain on swallowing may just be irritation of the throat and the nerve. You will need decongestant/antihistamine and perhaps a nasal spray but your doctor should decide whether you need antibiotics or not. Go get examined and find out. Good luck. ...Read more

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Whole body is tired & lazy. Blocked & runny nose, throat hurts & a bit fever. This cold & flu is tiring me. How to make it go away? Had orange juice

Whole body is tired & lazy. Blocked & runny nose, throat hurts & a bit fever. This cold & flu is tiring me. How to make it go away? Had orange juice

Dr. can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not 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 (mainly to check for strep throat). Strep throat bacteria can cause stuffy nose symptoms sometimes, too. ...Read more

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Slightly sore throat, body achs, runny nose, ears hurt ... Flu or cold?

Slightly sore throat, body achs, runny nose, ears hurt ... Flu or cold?

Can't be sure. But: Achyiness is suggestive of flu. Flu symptoms may include: muscle aches ; pains, a fever above 100 degrees, headache, congestion, weakness, chills, increased sweating and coughing. Common cold tends to have milder symptoms. ...Read more

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Her throat hurts along with her ears she has a runny nose and a bad cough, she also thinks her throat is swollen. What can she drink?

Her throat hurts along with her ears she has a runny nose and a bad cough, she also thinks her throat is swollen. What can she drink?

Who?: What is the age of the person you are talking about? If "she" is a child, then she should be checked by a doctor, especially if her throat is swelling since that is a potentially serious symptom. Even in an adult, throat swelling can be dangerous so if the throat is swelling, see a doctor asap. When the throat is sore, any liquids that feel soothing are best including water, tea with lemon, etc. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat, cough, loss of voice and a runny nose. I hade a high temperature yesterday and it hurts when I swallow. What is wrong?

I have a sore throat, cough, loss of voice and a runny nose. I hade a high temperature yesterday and it hurts when I swallow. What is wrong?

Dr. can check throat: Throat symptoms can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), allergies or irritants, sinusitis, etc... Usually, one sees the doctor if the throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat and review details to see if influenza, laryngitis, bronchitis, etc., are present). ...Read more

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Lower part of my uvula is white, sore throat, coughing, hurts to swallow, runny nose/stopped up. Please advise, weekend & my Dr. Office is closed?

Lower part of my uvula is white, sore throat, coughing, hurts to swallow, runny nose/stopped up. Please advise, weekend & my Dr. Office is closed?

Hard to tell: But it is more likely a viral vs a strep infection. If you are miserable, get to an urgicare or consult one of the HealthTap doctor who provides consultation service — I do not belong to this group and you will have look one up for yourself. ...Read more

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My daughter who is eleven has oozing blisters on her hands that itch and hurt she also has a sore throat and runny nose?

My daughter who is eleven has oozing blisters on her hands that itch and hurt she also has a sore throat and runny nose?

Hand-foot-mouth : Hand-foot- mouth disease starts with fever, low appetite, feeling unwell, and sore throat. 1-2 days later, painful sores develop in the mouth with blisters and then ulcers. A skin rash occurs over 1-2 days. Rash has flat or raised red spots with blisters. Rash is usually on the palms and soles. Some persons may only get mouth sores or rash. While most are <5 yr old, it can occur at any age. ...Read more

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A four-year old with runny nose, high temp that is sporactic, bottom of throat hurts to talk or swallow. Deep cough. Raspy sounds breathing chest clear?

A four-year old with runny nose, high temp that is sporactic, bottom of throat hurts to talk or swallow. Deep cough. Raspy sounds breathing chest clear?

Laryngo-tracheitis: Sounds like it started with a simple viral infection (croup) but now has secondary bacterial infection (usually staph). Antibiotics (esp for staph and strept coverage) should help. ...Read more

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My throat hurts really bad when I swallow and cough no fever just runny nose and pain in neck sneezing?

My throat hurts really bad when I swallow and cough no fever just runny nose and pain in neck sneezing?

Throat pain: Throat pains on swallowing and coughing may mean the possibility of a tonsil issue or chronic sinus infection. The fact that you do not have a fever reduces the chance of tonsillitis. There are other questions that need to be answered like the length of time that has been occurring and if there are any issues with swallowing liquids or solids. Would recommend further physical examination with a md. ...Read more

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Runny nose and super duper itchy sore throat ... Also, sometimes when i sneezing my ear hurts. What could this be?

Runny nose and super duper itchy sore throat ... Also, sometimes when i sneezing my ear hurts. What could this be?

Runny nose and itch: The symptoms of runny nose, sneezing and itching are consistent with allergies. The ear discomfort that comes with sneezing can be seen with "eustachian tube dysfunction" where nasal congestion leads to poor functioning of the tube connecting the middle ear to the throat. Once the congestion is relieved, so will the ear pain. An allergist can assist in identifying the trigger of the symptoms. ...Read more

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Sore throat ...slight cough...losing voice. Hurts to talk or cough. No really stuffy or runny nose at all... A little post nasal drip. Run down/tired?

Sore throat ...slight cough...losing voice. Hurts to talk or cough. No really stuffy or runny nose at all... A little post nasal drip. Run down/tired?

Viral syndrome: You likely have a viral syndrome, though a specific diagnosis is impossible. To make with just the description. A doctor's visit is recommended — depending on the specifics, testing for HIV, strept, and mono ate considerations. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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My throat hurts everytime I swallow and my ears, jaw, neck and some teeth also hurt. I also have runny nose but no fever. What could I have?

My throat hurts everytime I swallow and my ears, jaw, neck and some teeth also hurt. I also have runny nose but no fever. What could I have?

Influenza: Get good rest and plenty of fluids to treat the flu. Influenza is viral infection and resolves on its own in 10-14 days. If concerned, see your GP for eval. ...Read more

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Sore throat runny nose blocked nose sneezing coughing had it for 3 days now. 3 week ago had jaw surgery my right side- teeth hurts I little.

Sore throat runny nose blocked nose sneezing coughing had it for 3 days now. 3 week ago had jaw surgery my right side- teeth hurts I little.

Normal: The recovery time for jaw surgery can easily surpass 3 weeks. Be patient. At the same time, you are still susceptible to colds, allergies, etc. Also, it is normal for your teeth to still hurt. When in doubt, CALL YOUR SURGEON. We like to be kept involved in our patients recovery process. ...Read more

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Cough, sore throat. Now my tongue is very painful. Hurts to talk/eat/drink. No fever, runny nose. Allergies? Do I need to see dr? How long do I wait?

Cough, sore throat. Now my tongue is very painful. Hurts to talk/eat/drink. No fever, runny nose. Allergies? Do I need to see dr? How long do I wait?

See doctor...: You need to see your doctor asap so that your mouth, especially tongue and throat, can be examined. Is your tongue a different color than usual? Is it swollen? Any difficulty breathing? Any skin rashes? It is not possible to make this diagnosis without actually examining you so call your doctor today! ...Read more

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I have a headache, toothache, earache, sore throat, burning eyes, runny nose, and my cheek bones hurt really bad?

Fever?: Agree with all answers because at this point cannot determine if it a dental or medical cause. But if it the weekend, pain is severe, swelling develops and you are running a fever, I would suggest a visit to an urgent care center or even an er. Some may have a panoramic xray machine that could begin the diagnosis and make proper referral. ...Read more

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Sore throat, dry cough, runny nose and on off fever for 2 weeks. 5th day of 2x 675mg augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) but still hurts to swallow. Do I need prednisolone?

Sore throat, dry cough, runny nose and on off fever for 2 weeks. 5th day of 2x 675mg augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) but still hurts to swallow. Do I need prednisolone?

Continue Treatment: $-5 days into a 2-week course of antibiotics is early. Continue the treatment, and you should be feeling a gradual improvement. If you worsen, contact your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a runny nose sore throat I m very achy I just had this all last month and got rid of it?

I have a runny nose sore throat I m very achy I just had this all last month and got rid of it?

Virus: Likely another upper respiratory virus. Treat the symptoms, lots of fluids and rest. If it lasts more than 5-6 days or you have fevers greater than 102 get evaluated. Not unusual to get multiple viruses in the winter. Wash your hands after contact with others or use hand sanitizer. More likely when you work in an office or with the public. ...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


Dr. Nayla Mumneh
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Runny Nose (Definition)

Mucus fluid from the nose, usually caused by ...Read more