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Sore Throat But No Stuffy Nose
Sore throat : 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 / nsaids rest! ...Read more
Consider: Taking a decongestant. For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes see physician ; 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. ...Read more
I have had sore throat and a stuffy nose I have been having it for about 2 weeks and i also had a fever one time I got sent home from school,?
Time 2 C ur doctor : For assessment and may be prescription medicines, good luck ...Read more
Started with sore throat. Then runny stuffy nose. Temp got to 100.3. But was outside in heat working. Any liquids taste bad. Can this be a viral?
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
See your MD: Stuffy nose & sore throat both indicate an ENT source- they could be associated with a change in taste- Your MD / ENT is best qualified to diagnose. You may want to rule out any dental source for the metallic flavor such as leaking restorations, broken Dillon's or decayed teeth! ...Read more
I have a sore throat and a stuffy nose i got sent home from school with a fever and I had this for 2 weeks i also lost my voice this is day 2 of it.
I have a sore throat and a stuffy nose and sore muscles, do I have a cold or the flu? It is cold outside
Started as sore throat. Then runny stuffy nose. Now ear infection. If ear left untreated can anything bad happen?
Otitis media: Although your body is usually capable of clearing ear infections without treatment, a persistent infection is capable of producing complications such as extension of the infection to other areas or hearing loss. Your doctor should be consulted if you are not feeling better soon. ...Read more
Sore throat. No fever. Stuffy nose. Pain in shoulders. No loss of appetite. Happened suddenly. Dry/wheezing cough.
Early URI: This sounds like you're starting with an Upper Respiratory tract Infection (URI). Often the cause is a virus, and if you think back of who you might have been in close contact with — you may 'figure out' what germ you have. The important thing is to keep track of your symptoms, and try to manage them as best you can — Tylenol, Robitussin, chicken soup, REST -etc. If symptoms worsen, see a doctor. ...Read more
What type of cold/flu/infections is this? My symptoms are watery eyes, sore throat, bloody nose, stuffy nose, bloody popped ear drums and my mucus is bloody brown with dark green.
How : How long have you had symptoms? These symptoms sound like a viral respiratory tract infection. This is also allergy season and many symptoms overlap. If symptoms are longer than 7-10 days without improvement, it could be bacterial and you can go to your doctor for treatment. ...Read more
I have a slight cold. A bit of coughing, slightly sore throats and a stuffy nose. I'm not running a temperature.
Any recommendations on what I should?
I'm 14 weeks pregnant and have a terrible sore throat, cough, and stuffy nose. Any help on what medication I can take?
How do you know if ear infection is viral or bacteria? Started with sore throat then runny stuffy nose
Viral otitis: The only way you can know for certain which type of infection is present, is by having the middle ear fluid sent for a culture. Usually, your doctor will be able to determine if you require specific treatment by the history or your symptoms and the physical findings. ...Read more
My daughter has headache, sore throat, stomach ache, stuffy nose, sore/stiff neck. Yesterday when symptoms started she developed a migraine. No fever?
See below: I would recommend an over the counter decongestant either phenylephrine nose drops or spray or pseudephedrine tablets (the ones locked up behind the counter). Use them for only 3-4 days to avoid rebound phenomenon. You could also take tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain relief and throat lozenges for sore throat. Keep yourself well hydrated and you should get better soon. ...Read more
Sore throat runny stuffy nose been coughing for three months what can this be how can it get better female 17 also lots of mucous
I went to a conference and day 2 I end up sick. Bad sore throat and stuffy nose. Are you more prone to getting sick at conferences?
Possibly: Typically, at a conference there are a lot of people so it very likely you will come across someone who is sick. ...Read more
Remedies: Cold tips: for sore throat gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion saline nose drops or a netti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect ; mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more
Cold: Sounds like the onset of a cold or flu. Drink lots of water, hydrate and try otc treatment for relief. If it gets worse, check it out with your doctor ...Read more
Agree w Dr. Ummat: Additionally, — For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes see physician & get a strep throat test & culture. Antibiotics are imperative for Strep Throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w Aloe Vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey & a small amt of lemon juice helps. ...Read more
Options: Rest, hydrate well with water & stay far, far away from cigarette smoke. You can keep mucosa moist with a humidifier. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Slippery elm bark lozenges are another option. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water gargle several times a day. Consider use of tylenol (acetaminophen) or non-steroidal anti-inflammories. See below. ...Read more