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I have scratchy throat , headaches, runny nose, body aches and low fever.

I have scratchy throat , headaches, runny nose, body aches and low fever.

There is a lot: Of possibilities with those symptoms and the winter weather is not helping. You may have sinus infection throat infection, allergies .Flu or just a viral illness. Best to see your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment before it gets complicated. Still proper diet, plenty of liquids and bed rest is very important. ...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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Both armpit glands are swollen w/ a scratchy throat and runny nose. Can it just be a virus? My armpit glands have never been sore and swollen.

Both armpit glands are swollen w/ a scratchy throat and runny nose. Can it just be a virus? My armpit glands have never been sore and swollen.

Viral infection?: Runny nose, sore throat, and swelling of glands are usually associated with a viral infection such as adenovirus or ebstein-barr virus infection. Most viral infections are taken care of by our immune system in due course. If you feel sick, you need to see your doctor to make sure that you do not suffer from infections, which need an antibiotic such as cat-scratch disease or a bacterial infection. ...Read more

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Help plz.What can I take?3 days dry cough only at night time.I can't sleep & i'm coughing all nite with an scratchy throat. Started with runny nose

Help plz.What can I take?3 days dry cough only at night time.I can't sleep & i'm coughing all nite with an scratchy throat. Started with runny nose

See a dr.: Hard to say what might be causing your symptoms- allergies in air, detergent used on your pillow cases or sheets, etc. You may need to have an allergy test or it could be something else that needs to be determined by a visit to the dr. ...Read more

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What can you do for a scratchy throat, swollen glands runny nose and ache feeling?

What can you do for a scratchy throat, swollen glands runny nose and ache feeling?

Depends on how long: You can improve pains, aches and discomfort by taking Motrin or tylenol or similar pain medication. If you are stilling feeling poorly after a day or two, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Scratchy sore throat, runny nose, dry cough worse at night and in heat. 2 day history. Just traveled with friends on a cruise ship who all have similar sx's. Drinking lots of OJ and taking Vitamin C and resting. Thinking that it is just cold a cold, howev

Scratchy sore throat, runny nose, dry cough worse at night and in heat. 2 day history. Just traveled with friends on a cruise ship who all have similar sx's. Drinking lots of OJ and taking Vitamin C and resting. Thinking that it is just cold a cold, howev

Likely a cold: Controversy exists about vitC supplements for a cold. Taking the suggested amount (and not more) is safe. Warning signs that should prompt one to see a physician are sudden worsening of the throat pain, enlarging lymph nodes, persistent fever, any resultant breathing difficulty, sinus pressure after 14 days that is not improving, and suddenly getting worse after a period of improvement. ...Read more

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Woke up in the middle of the night with a runny nose and scratchy throat. Is there anything i can take for this?

Antihistamine : Usually otc antihistamines will be helpful for sneezing, itchy/ watery eyes, runny nose, and itchy throat. Try one of the non-sedating ones and see if it helps. ...Read more

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Have a runny nose, scratchy throat, & feel like I got a cold. last night & tonight, I noticed a tiny bit of blood - came from my throat.Serious Worry?

Have a runny nose, scratchy throat, & feel like I got a cold. last night & tonight, I noticed a tiny bit of blood - came from my throat.Serious Worry?

No: That is probably from a mild nose bleed caused by the irritation and impact of the common cold on the nasal lining; nasal secretions can be aspirated backward into the throat and spitted out ...Read more

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Sneezing, congestion, runny nose, scratchy throat, lethargic, slight headache, and a temperature of 100.3 degrees. What can I do for these symptoms?

Sneezing, congestion, runny nose, scratchy throat, lethargic, slight headache, and a temperature of 100.3 degrees.  What can I do for these symptoms?

Viral URI: Your symptoms are typical of a viral upper respiratory illness (viral uri). Decongestants such as Pseudoephedrine 120 mg long acting twice daily can reduce the congestion/runny nose. Ibuprofen 200mg, 2 pills every 6 hours for fever and aches, and a tincture of time are all effective. ...Read more

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What other medicine is safe to take with allegra d? My husband is having a congested/runny nose , scratchy throat, pressure in his head ?

What other medicine is safe to take with allegra d? My husband is having a  congested/runny nose , scratchy throat, pressure in his head ?

A nasal steroid...: Your husband should consider an allergy evaluation, and likely an intranasal steroid and nasal saline rinses to help relieve his symptoms. There are a few medication options, but would consider an evaluation to determine which medication is best. ...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. George Yang
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Itching Throat (Definition)

Itching throat is a clinical finding in which a person's throat feels irritated in a non-painful way, as if it ...Read more