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Sore throat, coughing up mucus, ears hurt, possible cause?

Sore throat, coughing up mucus, ears hurt, possible cause?

Viral illness: Viruses are most common cause of sore throats, coughs ; ear pain (from eustachian tube dysfunction) and won't respond to antibiotics. Cough can last 18 days on average. ...Read more

Mucus (Definition)

Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more


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Sick for two weeks, really sore throat and coughing up mucus. dad looked at throat and said was red. have chest pain. mom thinks doctor visit is a no.

Sick for two weeks, really sore throat and coughing up mucus. dad looked at throat and said was red. have chest pain. mom thinks doctor visit is a no.

Disagree: Minor but annoying throat infections will often self heal in about a week. Any illness that lasts longer than that - especially if not showing any signs of improvement - should be seen by an MD to determine the cause and possible treatment that might help. In teens with prolonged throat infection I often evaluate them for Mono. http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/infectious-mononucleosis-topic-overview ...Read more

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I have an ear ache, sore throat, coughing up green mucus, coughing and pressure on head?

I have an ear ache, sore throat, coughing up green mucus, coughing and pressure on head?

URI: You have an upper respiratory infection eminating from your sinuses. Mucus frm sinuses can cause your sore throat. If youve had the condition longer than10 days consult your doctor forntreatment. ...Read more

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I have a question I have a fever sore throat and I sometimes cough up mucus what could this be and how can I treat it?

I have a question I have a fever sore throat and I sometimes cough up mucus what could this be and how can I treat it?

Cold/flu: Those are classic signs of a cold or flu. If so you can treat the symptoms with any cold/flu over the counter medicine and it should resolve within 1 to 2 weeks tops. If it has lasted longer than that then you should see a doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...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