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I have chest pain and a sore throat and coughing. A little runny nose too, that's it.

I have chest pain and a sore throat and coughing. A little runny nose too, that's it.

I don't see a: Question here. Please re-phrase and re-submit. Sounds like a cold, though. If that was your question...

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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I have a sore throat, dry cough, fatigue, sometimes runny nose and body aches. Is this a cold, flu, or upper respiratory infection?

I have a sore throat, dry cough, fatigue, sometimes runny nose and body aches. Is this a cold, flu, or upper respiratory infection?

Can be: All of the above, what you are describing sounds line a viral disease, which can be a cold, flu or upper respiratory infection, with all the symptoms noted. Rest, fluids, pain killers and salt water gargles, if no improvement, see your doctor, good luck

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Sore throat, cough and a runny nose. I always end up with bronchitis when I have these symptoms. Is there anything I can do to prevent it?

Sore throat, cough and a runny nose. I always end up with bronchitis when I have these symptoms. Is there anything I can do to prevent it?

Early cold: If you start with early cold symptoms (which can be confusing with allergies), start nasal saline irrigations. Neilmed sinus rinse is a great product, though many others are commercially available. I would do them at least 3x a day for the next several days. Controlling underlying allergies can bring down inflammation as well. Now nasacort (triamcinolone) is otc, use 2 sprays each nostril daily. Best of luck.

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What causes sore throat, persistent cough, high temp and runny nose?

What causes sore throat, persistent cough, high temp and runny nose?

Viral infection: If the symptoms just started a few days ago, it is a viral infection. If it has been more than a week, it needs to be checked out by a doctor.

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Can you have strep throat symptoms for just one day, I awoke yesterday with fever_ sore throat, no cough or runny nose but woke up today and was fine?

Can you have strep throat symptoms for just one day, I awoke yesterday with fever_ sore throat, no cough or runny nose but woke up today and was fine?

Sore throats: Most likely you had a viral sore throat, which is the most common cause of a sore throat. Recommendation would be to check for strep if you have had a sore throat for 3-4 days that is not getting any better. Glad you are feeling better.

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What can I do for a cold at home. Feeling cold and hot, sneezing, sore throat, dry cough and runny nose. Is this flu?

What can I do for a cold at home. Feeling cold and hot, sneezing, sore throat, dry cough and runny nose. Is this flu?

Influenza usually: Manifests with severe headache, cough, and high fevers. Home remedies are antipyretics, antihistamines, cough supressants, and decongestants, all otc. Make sure you stay well hydrated, use a vaporizer, rest, and avoid allergens. See a doctor if it lasts more than a week. Good luck.

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I am very fatigued, I have body aches primarily in my legs, loss of appetite and a sore throat as well cough and runny nose. Temp 101.0

I am very fatigued, I have body aches primarily in my legs, loss of appetite and a sore throat as well cough and runny nose. Temp 101.0

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). A couple days of throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) can help.

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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.

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I have cold symptoms of sore throat, mild cough with clear mucus, & runny nose. Also have upper chest pain and threw up mostly mucus last night??

I have cold symptoms of sore throat, mild cough with clear mucus, & runny nose. Also have upper chest pain and threw up mostly mucus last night??

Cold symptoms: Try NSAID like Aleve (naproxen) for pain and fever, decongestant with guaifenesin decongestant like mucinex and cough suppressant like dextromethorphan if needed. Hot shower, sleep with head elevated, vitamin c, hydration and soothing beverages helpful. If pain or fever and symptoms persist 10 days or green/yellow secretions and fever see doctor. Good luck.

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No sore throat with a terrible cough and slightly runny nose. Help?

No sore throat with a terrible cough and slightly runny nose. Help?

How long?: If this has been present for less than a week, it is likely from a common cold. If it lasts longer or is getting worse, see your doctor.

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What can cause sore throat, mild cough, runny nose, and watery eyes?

What can cause sore throat, mild cough, runny nose, and watery eyes?

URI: Sound like you have the common cold. The eyes produce tears constantly and the stuffy nose prevents the tears from draining into the throat causing your eyes to be watery. Take restn and drink a lot of fluids.

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For 2 weeks had sore throat, coughing, runny nose. Cough is bad at night. Dr gave me hyrdrocodone. Took it and still coughing. Can it be bronchitis?

For 2 weeks had sore throat, coughing, runny nose. Cough is bad at night. Dr gave me hyrdrocodone. Took it and still coughing. Can it be bronchitis?

Yes: Although, the symptoms are 2 weeks old, it could still be a viral infection. If cough continues, I would recommend seeing a pulmonologist (chest doctor). You may very well have a viral bronchitis. Ideal approach is to culture the sputum and rule out a bacterial infection. If the Codeine is not helping, stop it.

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I have a sore throat and a cough. I also have a runny nose. I am dizzy at times.

I have a sore throat and a cough. I also have a runny nose. I am dizzy at times.

Virus: Most often symptoms of sore throat, cough, runny nose and dizziness are caused by a respiratory virus. The body's immune system will usually fight off the infection in a few days to a week. To make yourself feel better in the mean time, drink plenty of water, rest, take over the counter cold medication such as tylenol cold and flu, mucinex, cough drops.

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My 7 Month old baby boy has a sore throat, cough, runny nose, he's grumpy, finds it hard to keep bottles down, any suggestions?

My 7 Month old baby boy has a sore throat, cough, runny nose, he's grumpy, finds it hard to keep bottles down, any suggestions?

Infancy Colds -: Fill all your bottles with 2 oz of pedialyte-equivalent. Offer one every half hour and allow the baby to refuse. Run a humidifier or vaporizer to add moisture to the air. Cancel any other plans and snuggle with good hand washing reminders for all care-givers. Rest It's no fun to have an infant with what sounds like a viral infection, but. .. they usually pass quickly with supportive measures

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Our daughter starts out with a sore throat that quickly moves into cough, runny nose, congestion w/ a clear mucous. All the o.t.c. remedies fail.

Our daughter starts out with a sore throat that quickly moves into cough, runny nose, congestion w/ a clear mucous. All the o.t.c. remedies fail.

Have her see her: Pediatrician. Her doctor can examine her & determine if she has an ear infection, sinus infection or viral infection. It also could be an allergy. Without seeing her, knowing her age or other history, it's hard to make a diagnosis.

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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


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