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Sore Throat No Redness
Laryngitis: Sounds like you have laryngitis. You lost your voice because the virus attacked your vocal cords and caused them to swell. The swelling will go down over the next 24 hours and your voice will come back. Just a lot of cool fluids will help and no talking. Talking will cause the vocal cords to vibrate more and aggravate the swelling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tender neck are swollen. But no sore throat. Strep infection without sore throat? Is that possible?
Anything possible: But not likely. Sometimes strep can be present in your throat without producing disease, but if your neck swelling is due to infection, something else is likely to be going on. Would have to examine you to see what is there, and lengthy history is needed as well. See your local physician. ...Read more
Nose: You may be at the onset of a cold (viral illness) but the two may not be related. You should check it out with your doctor. If the nose drainage has been going on for awhile and started after your brain surgery you should see an ENT to check it out. ...Read more
Possibly virus: 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 vera juice twice a day. ...Read more
Sore throat, swollen glands & red swollen tonsils. No white patches, no fever or stuffy nose. Allergies? What should I do?
Cold or worse? Sore throat + stuffy nose but there're no red/white dots or pus, no fever. My uvula is swollen / touching tongue and my throat is red.
Probably a URI: Hydrate and rest. If it doesn't improve or it worsens call your doctor. ...Read more
Possibilities...: This could be related to a seasonal allergy, with bronchospasm as the etiology for the cough. If this is the case, prescription inhalers could be helpful so see your doctor. Another possibility is an infection, especially viral. An ear or throat infection could cause your symptoms, with some post-nasal drip or throat irritation leading to the cough. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
See a doctor : May be an infection, such as a tonsillar abscess, although I would think you may have fevers and feel sick if that were the case. See you doctor soon for an exam. If you develop fevers or feel ill, may need to go to the ER. Ask about a referral to an ENT specialist as well. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Patience: If you are not having significant fever with your sore throat, it is likely a viral infection. You can just give a few more days and see if your improve. Make sure your sleep is good and that you are hydrating well. If your get a high fever or things get worse, then get into see your physician. ...Read more
Dry cough lasting a week,and now on and off sore throat, painful swallow, no red in throat. no fever no other symptoms. ?
Bad sore throat. 101 fever. Flu-like sx. Throat not red, has gray/white film. Bloody taste in throat. No tonsils. Could it be strep?
Sore throat runny nose all day yesterday no fever. Stuffy nose dry throat scratchy today mucus clear and yellow no aches no fever? small cough rarely
Doctor can evaluate: A primary care doctor can evaluate to see if there is a cold (viral infection), a strep throat (bacterial and would need antibiotics), a sinus infection, allergies in the nose and sinuses, mucus or wheezing in the lungs (might need some asthma treatment), sinus symptoms related to other causes, etc... Since one can have one or more of these issues at the same time, a doctor's visit is recommended. ...Read more
Sore throat x5days, tender neck nodes, pain swallowing, headache, red streaks on uvula, sweating/chills, nausea. Bad cold? Flu? There is no fever.
Pharyngitis+/- sinus: This isn't the cold or flu. This could be bacterial or viral pharyngitis. It could also be sinusitis (you said you had a headache). The neck nodes are anterior cervical chain lymphadenopathy..it goes along with this. Most infections of this type begin to resolve around this time. If it doesn't get any better in the next 48-72 hours..call your PCP. ...Read more
Yellow bumps in back of throat. White patch in throat. No soreness, swelling or coughing. Only scratchy when throat is dry. Strep? Tonsillitis?
Sore , red throat, swollen tonsils, but no white spots. Hurts to swallow. Headache, nausea, fatigue, and a bad cough. No fever but chills. Any ideas ?
Viral vs bacterial : You should follow up with a medical professional. The symptoms are consistent with a viral infection but you should rule out other causes. ...Read more
3 Days w/fever 100-102, sore throat. D4 fvr gone, sore throat w/swollen lymphs in neck. D5 sore throat, lymphs smaller. No congestion. Flu or strep?
Throat infection: The flu season is not at this time. It could be a viral illness though (just not the "flu"). With the duration, and a fever of 102, with persistent lymph nodes, I would get checked for possible bacterial infection (such as strep) as you may require an antibiotic. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yellow lumps or blisters in the back of my throat. Throat feels swollen and irritated, hoarse voice. No fever, no cough. Tonsils a bit swollen too?
Had enlarged tonsils and really bad sore throat and fever. Now sore throat is away from strong antibiotics but it's no strep throat. What caused this?
Confusing statement: Antibiotics have little value when a sore throat is not caused by strep unless it is possible that a STD called gonorrhea might be involved.Many of the most sore throat infections are caused by viruses like mono.This is best sorted out by your doc when you share a complete history of any exposures and past treatments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sore throat for 7 days, no fever, no rash, headache, mouth pain. Strep throat? Hiv? Started zithromax today.
Zithromax ?: One further comment on the use of zithromax for upper respiratory tract infections. In 2000, a study of antibiotic efficacy for acute bacterial sinusitis demonstrated that azythromycin (zithromax) has no effect against nthi (non-typable hemophilus influenza). It is a very appropriate drug for some cases of lower respiratory infections. H.Flu is a very common cause of ear and sinus infections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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