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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... ...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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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 like 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 ...Read more

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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?

It depends: This happens usually due to environmental allergy to pollen, dust or cold. Please try to find that and you can avoid them once you know. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Sore throat, cough, stuffy/runny nose, severe body aches, sneezing! All started 3 days ago. I'm now having moderate shortness of breath. Is this flu?

Sore throat, cough, stuffy/runny nose, severe body aches, sneezing! All started 3 days ago. I'm now having moderate shortness of breath. Is this flu?

Could be: Contact your Primary Care Provider!

There is medication which will help modify your
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Do it soon!!

Dr Z ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Tomorrow am having Radiofrequency vein ablation of the Great saphenous. But I now have sore throat cough runny nose. Is it safe to go ahead with it?

No procedure: Most practitioners would postpone the surgery. Airway management is crucial in all surgeries and with a sore throat cough and runny nose it is NOT safe to go ahead with the procedure. This is an elective procedure and not an emergency. In an elective procedure the risks of airway compromise are great. It is not worth the risks associated with a cold and airway management ...Read more

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Extreme sore throat, slight cough, sneezing, and a bit of runny nose. Last time I sneezed there were spots of blood in the phlegm. Should I be worried?

Extreme sore throat, slight cough, sneezing, and a bit of runny nose. Last time I sneezed there were spots of blood in the phlegm. Should I be worried?

URI: It is likely you have viral upper respiratory infection (URI). The symptoms can last about one week and respond to over the counter medications. If the symptoms last longer or new symptoms develop (headache, shortness of breath etc) you should be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat, cough, runny nose, congested nose, body aches, and I developed hoarseness 2 days ago., I can only whisper. What can this be?

I have a sore throat, cough, runny nose, congested nose, body aches, and I developed hoarseness 2 days ago., I can only whisper. What can this be?

Possibly the flu: Causing all these symptoms with laryngitis causing the hoarseness, so rest your voice and your body, increase fluids and warm liquids, painkillers, and it will run its course, if no improvement or getting worse see your doctor, best wishes ...Read more

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Have a cold for 5 days now (sore throat, cough, runny nose) and experiencing pain in my lower jaw on both sides in the back near the joint. Related?

Have a cold for 5 days now (sore throat, cough, runny nose) and experiencing pain in my lower jaw on both sides in the back near the joint. Related?

Hard to say: You could have strep, tonsillitis, mono, sinus drainage, virus causing your glands, jaw to swell and hurt. I would see a doctor if the symptoms are severe and not improving. Good luck ...Read more

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Is it possible to have the flu without a fever, I keep sneezing have a sore throat, itchy eye, dry cough, back pain, headach & runny nose?

Is it possible to have the flu without a fever, I keep sneezing have a sore throat, itchy eye, dry cough, back pain, headach & runny nose?

Mgt: From your description, another possible cause is an allergic reaction. I would recommend a dose of an over the counter antihistamine to assess if it helps.
Have you had your flu vaccination? If not, I would recommend it unless otherwise contraindicated. ...Read more

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I recently got sick with a sore throat and coughing a lot. I have runny nose and I feel weak, my body feels so heavy. Feel hot but no fever, what wrong?

I recently got sick with a sore throat and coughing a lot. I have runny nose and I feel weak, my body feels so heavy. Feel hot but no fever, what wrong?

Virus: Sounds like a viral infection. .. Drink lots of fluids, and you can take something like DayQuil and/or an intranasal spray for the symptoms to alleviate discomfort. If you have any problems breathing or chest pain, go to the ER. Feel better & good luck! ...Read more

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No fever, severe headaches, sore throat, mild cough, mild runny nose, severe neck pain and nausea. Went away for one day yet came back. 3 days strong

No fever, severe headaches, sore throat, mild cough, mild runny nose, severe neck pain and nausea. Went away for one day yet came back. 3 days strong

Cervicogenic HA: Is a very common headache secondary to neck involvement. Cervicogenic headache is a unilateral pain provoked by neck movement or by pressure on the neck. These headache patients usually had a reduced cervical range of motion in association with the headache, dizziness, etc. Rec.: see orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and treatment. You also have seasonal flu. ...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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Breast feeding 8wk old. I'm having major sinus. Sore throat, cough, sneezing, runny & stopped up nose. What can I take while BF?

Breast feeding 8wk old. I'm having major sinus. Sore throat, cough, sneezing, runny & stopped up nose. What can I take while BF?

Remedies: Tips: Sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to Chamomile tea. Fever/ pain – acetaminophen / Rest!! ...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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Does a runny nose, sore throat, and cough with sputum/phlegm sound like COPD or more likely just a common cold? I seem to get sick every couple months

Does a runny nose, sore throat, and cough with sputum/phlegm sound like COPD or more likely just a common cold? I seem to get sick every couple months

Not COPD: There are a number of things that can cause the symptoms you describe. This winter here in the Midwest has been cold and dry, and those environmental factors can aggravate your upper airway.

At your age, you don't have COPD. My guess is you've had a tough winter season. Any other concerns, see your physician. ...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


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