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Sore throat 2-3 days, no fever, thick yellow phlegm spit out 10 days. Cleared but started again with sore throat and yellow phlegm after a few days?

Sore throat 2-3 days, no fever, thick yellow phlegm spit out 10 days. Cleared but started again with sore throat and yellow phlegm after a few days?

Possible causes: There are a few possible causes. If you had no fever, the likelihood of Strep infection is less than a viral cause. It can sometimes take two to three weeks to clear an influenza infection. If you have fever or persistent symptoms, I would advise a Strep test at your PCP's office.
In the meantime, rest, drink warm fluids and monitor your temperature. ...Read more

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I've had a mild sore throat and fever three days ago. Fever's gone but throat is getting worse it seems, and still slightly lethargic. Also slight burning when I urinate. Are they related?

I've had a mild sore throat and fever three days ago. Fever's gone but throat is getting worse it seems, and still slightly lethargic. Also slight burning when I urinate. Are they related?

Not likely: The only way to be related is if you are now dehydrated from the sore throat and not wanting to take fluids. You will need treatment for the urinary track inf Hydrate and continue to rest ...Read more

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Sore throat since 2-3 days no fever or no cold but little bit of blood in spit 2 times. Is this anything to worry about?

Sore throat since 2-3 days no fever or no cold but little bit of blood in spit 2 times. Is this anything to worry about?

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 decrease throat pain. ...Read more

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29/f. Sore throat for 3 days, no congestion, low grade fever, negative rapid strep test. Should I be concerned about mono? When should I get tested?

29/f. Sore throat for 3 days, no congestion, low grade fever, negative rapid strep test. Should I be concerned about mono? When should I get tested?

Not necessarily: While mono is one of many viral causes of soar throats, I would not be overly concerned about not testing. The luck among us get it in childhood when it acts like most other "bugs" & fades quickly. If so you are immune. Adults tend to suffer major symptoms & may be bedbound for a few weeks. The inflamed tonsils of mono are some of the nastiest I have ever seen. If your not that sick, just take it easy ...Read more

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My 8 year old daughter has had a severe sore throat for 3 days now and a high fever. Took her to a doctor and basically said they can't do anything.

My 8 year old daughter has had a severe sore throat for 3 days now and a high fever. Took her to a doctor and basically said they can't do anything.

Sore throat: A throat swab should be taken for strept infection and other bacterial pathogens. If positive she will need antibiotics. If negative, it's probably viral and symptomatic treatment will suffice, which includes ant- inflammatory medications, analgesics and antipyretics ...Read more

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I have a sore throat for 3, 4 days. It started with fever. Now don't have a fever anymore but I caugh and I literally don't have a voice! Remedies?!

Viral infection: There is a good chance you have a viral bug for which you should steam yourself frequently, sleep with a vaporizer an several pillows, drink tea with lemon or honey. Rub vaporub on your chest. However, you should get a throat culture to rule out strep. ...Read more

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Son had fever and sore throat for three days. Currently no fever and mild throat discomfort. Tested neg on rapid step. Should I give him antibiotics?

Son had fever and sore throat for three days. Currently no fever and mild throat discomfort. Tested neg on rapid step. Should I give him antibiotics?

WHY Antibiotic. ...?: This is most probably viral. Antibiotic will not work here. Viral upper respiratory infection / pharyngitis stays 3-5 or 7 days. Let him drink a lot of fluid, gargle with warm salt water. He will be fine. ...Read more

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I've had a sore throat over three days now it is very painful the first day I had a fever An chills but that has lessened An now I am still left with?

I've had a sore throat over three days now it is very painful the first day I had a fever An chills but that has lessened An now I am still left with?

Doctor can evaluate: Throat pain can be from 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 a doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to see about antibiotics). Having chills may mean one's body is trying to create a fever. ...Read more

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Three days of low grade fever followed by sore throat and then some light coughing with continued low grade fever in the eve what's wrong with me also had chills and flushing during first three days of fever with no other cold symptons?

Three days of low grade fever followed by sore throat and then some light coughing with continued low grade fever in the eve what's wrong with me also had chills and flushing during first three days of fever with no other cold symptons?

Sounds viral: It sounds like you have a viral illness and this may last for a week or so. In the absence of worsening symptoms you are best treated with hydration, rest and symptomatic over-the-counter therapy. ...Read more

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Fever for days, aches, headache, sore throat. Three white bumps on throat getting better. It is not flu season. What could it be and what to do?

? strep throat: Strep throat is a bacterial infection in the throat and the tonsils. The throat gets irritated and inflamed, causing a sudden, severe sore throat. However most sore throats are usually caused by a viral infection and not strep bacteria. The white spots on the back of a bright red throat and swollen tonsils and lymph nodes would be more concerning for strep throat. This can be tested quickly by MD ...Read more

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I've been having fever for three days, sore throat, sore body and very upset stomach. Could I have the swine flu?

I've been having fever for three days, sore throat, sore body and very upset stomach. Could I have the swine flu?

Viral illness: It sounds like a viral illness... Among the variants of flu out there, it's pretty hard to know which one you have without testing. Most of them have very similar symptoms. Most people who are young, healthy, and without any other chronic illnesses, recover from the flu without any problems. It'll take anywhere from 5-10 days. Fevers > 4 days warrant more concern. Hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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Last week I had a sore throat for three days prior to flu symptoms- high fever, muscle aches, chills etc. Could it have been the flu all along?

Last week I had a sore throat for three days prior to flu symptoms- high fever, muscle aches, chills etc. Could it have been the flu all along?

Yes: The sore throat was probably a 'prodrome' to your current illness. Many viral illnesses start out with realtively minor symptoms before progressing to more severe symptoms. ...Read more

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Do I have herpes? I am a 22 year old male. For the past three days I have had a high fever (102-104) along with drowsiness, vomiting, sore throat, sluggishness, and neck pain. Additionally, sores have appeared - on the back of my throat, on the tip of my

Do I have herpes? I am a 22 year old male. For the past three days I have had a high fever (102-104) along with drowsiness, vomiting, sore throat, sluggishness, and neck pain. Additionally, sores have appeared - on the back of my throat, on the tip of my

Viral?: If it is a primary herpetic stomatitis or flu, which can be very uncomfortable, Amoxicillin will be of no use (unless to treat a secondary bacterial infection). If viral, treat symptoms, it will abate, but stay hydrated! If it is indeed bacterial (bacterial infections tend to have higher fevers) then perhaps a culture and sensitivity test for a specific antibiotic would be wise. Good luck! ...Read more

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Left tonsil has been enlarged for three weeks. No fever, sore throat or cough. Only symptom is choking on food and feels like Bubble in throat.?

Left tonsil has been enlarged for three weeks. No fever, sore throat or cough. Only symptom is choking on food and feels like Bubble in throat.?

Get checked.: When one tonsil is larger than the other, and this is new, you should get checked by your doc, even though you have no fever. Sometimes strep can present without a fever, and sometimes without a sore throat. Other things can cause this though, and it it's impossible to say without more detail and seeing it in person. ...Read more

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Sore throat and enlarged nodes for three months after (unusually) smoking cigarettes. (nothing externally visible, no fever, weight loss or sweats)?

Sore throat and enlarged nodes for three months after (unusually) smoking cigarettes. (nothing externally visible, no fever, weight loss or sweats)?

Cancer: Smoking + sore throat for more than 2 weeks + enlarged lymph nodes = cancer until proven otherwise.
You need to see your local ENT asap. The nights sweats/fever would be more likely related to lymphoma (b symptoms) but pt's with lymphoma can be b negative. Bottom line... Get this checked! ...Read more

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