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Sore Throat Itchy Eyes
Sounds like a virus: Sore throat, crusty eyes and cough sound like a virus but not typical symptoms of the flu. Flu symptoms usually cause high fever, lethargy, body aches in the winter months depending on your location. If you are having difficulty swallowing due to your sore throat you may want to be seen to check for streptoccal pharyngitis. ...Read more
URI: can very well be viral Upper Respiratory Tract Infection. So rest, fluids , painkillers, unless contraindicated, salt water gargles and saline nasal washes, if no improvement in 24-48 hours see your doctor, good luck ...Read more
Probably not allergy: This sounds very much like a viral infection. Herpangina, herpetic stomatitis, and hand-foot-and mouth disease all have similar symptoms. All will heal on their own in 7-10 days. See your dentist or ENT specialist for a definitive diagnosis and treatment of the symptoms. ...Read more
Many conditions: From your description, this may be an influenza infection, or another respiratory infection. Your PCP may screen you for the flu and start Tamiflu (oseltamivir) within 48 hrs as indicated. A strep screen may also be performed at the same time. Typically viral illness self resolve within 10 days. ...Read more
Possible: Dry mouth is not a common symptom in either mono or strep throat, although, both can probably have people complain of that. Sore throat is common for both mono and strep but can also be seen in a lot of other viral illnesses as well non-infectious diseases such as allergy associated with postnasal drip, esophageal reflux, nervous spasm (globus). More detailed history is paramount in this case. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have itchy watery eyes, clear drainage in nose, draining itchy ears, cough, itchy sore throat, any ideas what this could be?
Itchy throat, deep cough, yellow mucus with weird taste and stuffy sinuses. Swollen Lymph nodes.
Inflammation: What you described is consistent with inflammation of the nasal sinuses. It the issue does not resolve in a week, it would be prudent to see an ENT specialist. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Check for strep: Try an allergy pill without sudafed: benadryl (diphenhydramine) is the shortest acting. If your symptoms resolve or improve within an hour, it is likely allergic and then take claritin, or allegra (genericis fine) . If no better at all, don't take and then the cause is either viral or bacterial, usually. The most important thing to check for is strep. Strep can present without fever and a red throat in many adult ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Will Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help watery eyes, itchy throat, drainage on throat andy runny stuffy nose?
Prob not the best: A 42 yo female with watery eyes, itchy throat, throat drainage and runny stuffy nose. Sounds like rhinitis caused by allergies. First, avoidance of allergens is important, see an allergist to determine what you are allergic to. Best medicines are nasal steroid sprays (like Flonase or Nasacort OTC) and longer acting oral antihistamines (zyrtec, allegra). Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is short-acting and makes you tired ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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