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Coughing up mucus. Sore throat, running and stuffy nose.

Coughing up mucus.  Sore throat,  running and stuffy nose.

Viral: Most times these are signs of a viral respiratory illness. Unfortunately there is no cure for a virus. It needs to run it's course. The old saying is it lasts 7 days if you treat it, a week if you don't. Worrisome signs would be chest pain, shortness of breath with activity, high fevers or vomiting. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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Sore throat, drainage from nose, persistent cough?

Sore throat, drainage from nose, persistent cough?

Perhaps allergies?: If you have had this issue that is linked to a particular season or exposure to a location, like a friend's place where there is a cat, you could be suffering from allergies. Smoking can also cause similar symptoms. A physical exam would be very helpful in determining the problem. You could try using over the counter antihistamines like loratidine to see if that lessens your symptoms. ...Read more

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Sore throat stuffy nose sneezing a oral, std?

Sore throat stuffy nose sneezing a oral, std?

hard to say: Sounds more like a cold, however, something is making you feel that you might have been exposed and for that reason you should see your dr as soon as you can for confirmation. ...Read more

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Sore throat, dry eyes and stuffy nose?

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Sore throat, dry eyes and stuffy nose?

URI: can very well be viral Upper Respiratory Tract Infection. So rest, fluids , painkillers, unless contraindicated, salt water gargles and saline nasal washes, if no improvement in 24-48 hours see your doctor, good luck ...Read more

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Sore throat.. Crusty eyes. Cough/ flu?

Sore throat.. Crusty eyes. Cough/ flu?

Sounds like a virus: Sore throat, crusty eyes and cough sound like a virus but not typical symptoms of the flu. Flu symptoms usually cause high fever, lethargy, body aches in the winter months depending on your location. If you are having difficulty swallowing due to your sore throat you may want to be seen to check for streptoccal pharyngitis. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes, congestion, sore throat, cough, ear pain, fatigue, achy, runny nose?

Swollen lymph nodes, congestion, sore throat, cough, ear pain, fatigue, achy, runny nose?

Could be bacterial: Or viral. For significant sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see dr ; get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice 2x /day. ...Read more

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Day1 sore throat day2 stuffy runny nose burning chest day3 stuffy runny nose sneezing burning chest with cough and light mucus chills at night 99.7??

Descending URI: It sounds like you have a mild upper respiratory illness that started with a sore throat. 90% of Pharyngitis (sore throat) comes from a virus, not a bacteria, and you can't take antibiotics for it. Most symptoms of the common cold can be treated with over the counter medication, decongestants and cough suppressants. High fevers, chills, and/or persistent sore throat warrants a visit to your doctor ...Read more

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Sneezing, runny eyes, runny nose, and mucus producing cough... Bronchitis or allergies?

Sneezing, runny eyes, runny nose, and mucus producing cough... Bronchitis or allergies?

Allergies most likel: Symptoms likely more related to allergies than bronchitis. If able, take medication to control your symptoms, such as antihistamines ( eye drops and oral agents), nasal decongestant, nasal lavage ( like nettie pot), expectorant, and try controlling the environment triggers such as wind dust pet hair open windows fans perfumes etc...... ...Read more

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Stuffy nose, green mucus, coughing, eyes hurt, sinus pressure?

Stuffy nose, green mucus, coughing, eyes hurt, sinus pressure?

Sinusitis: Sounds like you may have a sinus infection. Try taking over-the-counter preparations with decongestants (if you have no heart conditions that contraindicate), and plenty of steamy heat. Nasal saline lavage (e.g. Salt aire, netipot) can also help clear sinus pressure and act as a natural antibiotic. Nsaids can also help to control inflammation. See your doctor if the green mucus persists. ...Read more

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Headache lightheadedness cough runny nose?

Headache lightheadedness cough runny nose?

Sinusitis/allergies: You could be suffering from sinusitis or allergies. Try some anti-histimanic (loratidine/benadryl) and/or a decongestant. You should try avoiding smoking as it could make your symptoms worse. ...Read more

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Sore throat, cough, no fever, ears hurting?

Sore throat, cough, no fever, ears hurting?

Possibilities...: This could be related to a seasonal allergy, with bronchospasm as the etiology for the cough. If this is the case, prescription inhalers could be helpful so see your doctor. Another possibility is an infection, especially viral. An ear or throat infection could cause your symptoms, with some post-nasal drip or throat irritation leading to the cough. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Cough, burning chest, nasuea, nasal passages open, headaches?

Cough, burning chest, nasuea, nasal passages open, headaches?

GERD: All these symptoms are experienced by anyone who may have gerd or gastroesophageal reflux disease except for the headache.. ...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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Cough congestion stuffed nose and head No fever?

Cough congestion stuffed nose and head
No fever?

Viral: Most likely a viral infection. Use nasal saline spray and a netti pot or nasal irrigation system and stay hydrated! ...Read more

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Temp 99.9. Sore throat. Runny stuffy nose. Sneezes. Is this a cold or strep?

Temp 99.9. Sore throat. Runny stuffy nose. Sneezes. Is this a cold or strep?

Strep throat: Strep pharyngitis is notoriously difficult to diagnose by purely clinical criteria, but the symptoms you mention do not suggest that what you have is strep. It is more probably a viral infection. An allergy is also possible, but seems less likely. ...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. Heidi Fowler
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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