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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

NaSal is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more


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I have had a sore in my nose for a few months that won't go away. It has a scab and sometimes bleeds. Do i need to see a doctor?

I have had a sore in my nose for a few months that won't go away. It has a scab and sometimes bleeds. Do i need to see a doctor?

Sores in the : Usually heals better when treated with antibiotic ointment . If impetigo is present , you will need a script from your doctor for bactroban (mupirocin) or Mupirocin ointment . Clean your nose with saline solution and keep it moist with aquaphor ointment, vaseline or a;d ointment . It will bleed everytime the scabs come off, the seal is gone. Go see your doctor if this does not help. ...Read more

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I was picking at my nose. And made it bleed. Now it's a sore bruise-like red/purple mark on the side of my nose and how do I make it go away?

I was picking at my nose. And made it bleed. Now it's a sore bruise-like red/purple mark on the side of my nose and how do I make it go away?

Do not pick: your nose. May use a moistened tissue paper to remove dried up snort. It will resolve, however if pain or drainage occurs see a doctor as antibiotics will be indicated in such cases ...Read more

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today I woke up with a sore throat and a runny nose. Gosh I just hate getting a cold. What can I do so it'll go away? It's viral with no strep. :((

 today I woke up with a sore throat and a runny nose. Gosh I just hate getting a cold. What can I do so it'll go away? It's viral with no strep. :((

Zinc: Zinc tablets or lozenges can shorten the length of a cold. In general you should eat healthy, get plenty of rest, exercise regularly and drink plenty of fluids to keep your immune system functioning as strongly as possible. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Sore throat for 9 days. Dry cough and stuffy nose. Swollen lymph nodes. Sore throat really bad at night. Diagnosed pharyngitis. I need it to go away!

Sore throat for 9 days. Dry cough and stuffy nose. Swollen lymph nodes. Sore throat really bad at night. Diagnosed pharyngitis. I need it to go away!

Viral infection: Good morning, sore mouth, itchy throat, and dry cough suggest a viral infection involving the lining mucus membrane of respiratory system - upper and lower airway. Swelling of lymph glands of the area is associated with the process of our immune system trying to fight the virus. Symptom relief can be achieved by gargling with warm salt water, and ibuprofen. See doctor for antibiotics if needed. ...Read more

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Nasal congestion, coughing, sore throat, headache & a tight chest for about a week now. And today got an earache that wont go away. What could this be?

Nasal congestion, coughing, sore throat, headache & a tight chest for about a week now. And today got an earache that wont go away. What could this be?

Ear ache: Many things cause you to feel pain in the ear that is not caused by a problem in the ear. This is called referred pain. A sore throat/tonsillitis is one of those things that refers pain to the ear and might be the cause in your case. But always safest to have someone look. ...Read more

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I keep waking up in during the night including now because my throat is extremely sore with a lot of post nasal drip. What do I do to make it go away?

I keep waking up in during the night including now because my throat is extremely sore with a lot of post nasal drip. What do I do to make it go away?

See doctor: Need to find out the cause for your sore throat because any treatment can be given. See ENT if these symptoms have been present for more than 2 weeks. Otherwise you may need a throat culture to rule out a strep infection. ...Read more

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Have post nasal drip sore throat and body aches. What's the best course of treatment? Will it go away on own? Thank you,

Have post nasal drip sore throat and body aches.  What's the best course of treatment?  Will it go away on own?  Thank you,

Maybe: If it is allergies you can take Allegra (fexofenadine) over the counter and this will improve your problem. If the sore throat is an issue you can see a doctor and get screened for strep so you do not have to take antibiotics unecessarily. Ofte time the antiseptic mouthwashes if gargled daily can improve the situation. The body aches can also resolve simply with excedrin. Drink fluids. See a doctor if worried. ...Read more