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Doctor insights on: Sore Throat Running Nose After Cataract Surgery

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Eye sore and red 2 months after cataract surgery why?

Eye sore and red 2 months after cataract surgery why?

Inflammation likely: The combination of symptoms and timing make rebound inflammation very likely. If you recently tapered off or stopped your steroid drop typically used after surgery, your inflammation may not have been completely cleared. If this is the case, the inflammation can resurge when the steroid is removed causing pain, soreness, and redness. See your doctor for evaluation and treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Cataracts (Definition)

Occurs whent here is a clouding (or change in protein composition) of the normally clear lens (which is located behind the pupil and iris) inside the eye. Cataracts are most commonly due to aging, but can be congenital (born with it), due to trauma or uveitis (eye inflammation). Can be worsened by long-term topical steroid ...Read more


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I am on last week & 1/2 of using prolensa and durazol after cataract surgery. Have had sore mouth and damaged taste buds. Is there something to take or will all this stop after meds end. Family doctor said to increase gerd meds and dissolve my lorazepam o

I am on last week & 1/2 of using prolensa and durazol after cataract surgery. Have had sore mouth and damaged taste buds. Is there something to take or will all this stop after meds end. Family doctor said to increase gerd meds and dissolve my lorazepam o

Very little, if any,: ...of your eye drops can make their way to your mouth and tongue. If this problem started after cataract surgery, it may be a coincidence. Good oral hygiene (thoroughly brushing your teeth twice daily & rinsing mouth out with warm water after eating may help this damage to heal. Meanwhile, take the advice of you family doctor. Best wishes. Dr. Anne. ...Read more

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After cataract surgery saw straight line glow from lights in car console, at night, dark. Surg eye only. Concern? Line same angle even moved head.

After cataract surgery saw straight line glow from lights in car console, at night, dark. Surg eye only. Concern? Line same angle even moved head.

Glare, glow after CS: It is common to notice some "glow/lights" after cataract surgery. Most common cause of glare/your symptoms after Cataract Surgery: residual inflammation, cornea healing, capsule haze, glare from implant. See your eyeMD who will be able to determine cause, prognosis, treatment. More info: eyedoc2020.Blogspot. Com ...Read more

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Bad cold have a sore throat running nose and no energy but no fever

Bad cold have a sore throat running nose and no energy but no fever

Sore: Sore throat is a fairly common symptom associated with many illnesses. Most of the time it resolves on its own without any other issues. Occasionally it can be due to something more serious that needs treatment. Reasons to seek care are:
- any fever - since it could be strep and you can't tell without an exam/testing
- if it lasts longer than 3 or 4 days
- any difficulty opening your mouth
- unable to swallow
- severe pain
- bleeding in the throat
- redness or swelling on the outside of the neck
- any difficulty breathing or noisy breathing

in the meantime, taking Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen for pain, drinking plenty of fluids such as hot tea/broth or cold liquids and a spoonful of honey can help. Good luck! ...Read more

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Cough, headache, sore throat, running nose, no fever, what to do?

Cough, headache, sore throat, running nose, no fever, what to do?

Maybe strep, etc...: Nose and throat symptoms can be from cold viruses, strep throat, allergies, etc... It can be difficult to tell what the cause is. If symptoms only last 1-2 days, it is more likely allergies or irritation. Doctors have rapid 5-minute tests for strep, so a primary care doctor can diagnose strep and start antibiotics "right away", which means within the first 3 days of strep symptoms. ...Read more

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Recently took a long flight and biked in the wind. Now I have sore throat, running nose, and nasal congestion, and feeling tired. Any suggestions?

Recently took a long flight and biked in the wind. Now I have sore throat, running nose, and nasal congestion, and feeling tired. Any suggestions?

URI: Upper respiratory infection. Could be viral or bacterial.
Recommend lots of fluid and rest and saline nasal irrigations and saline gargles. If mucous turns cloudy, yellow or green, see you md. ...Read more

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What's the best remedy for an oncoming flu? Sore throat running nose and headache.

What's the best remedy for an oncoming flu? Sore throat running nose and headache.

Rest: If you haven't had the flu vaccine it's probably too late. It might also be another cause. Regardless, rest, fluids, and fever control are the best options. ...Read more

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In my region, pollen levels are the highest in the last 50 years. I have a sore throat, running nose and am very tired, no fever. Allergy or cold?

In my region, pollen levels are the highest in the last 50 years. I have a sore throat, running nose and am very tired, no fever. Allergy or cold?

Probably cold: Allergies can sometimes cause mild irritation of the throat, but it shouldn't be downright painful. They are also usually accompanied by sneezing and itching of the eyes and nose. With sore throat and fatigue, I would suspect a cold, which may not present with fever. Get plenty of sleep, drink plenty of fluids. See your doctor if you have any questions or if your don't feel better in a few days. ...Read more

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Sore throat, running nose, headache, and pain under tounge?

Sore throat, running nose, headache, and pain under tounge?

Under tongue=see doc: In the setting of upper respiratory tract infection symptoms, pain/swelling in the floor of the mouth under the tongue can be a sign of an abscess that needs immediate attention, and warrants getting urgent medical care. Other symptoms in that case generally include fever and muffled voice.

If, on the other hand, the pain is on the underside of the tongue itself, not as worrying. ...Read more

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I had an iui a week ago. Right now I am down with a sore throat running nose and watering eyes, will this flu affect my implantation chances?

I had an iui a week ago. Right now I am down with a sore throat running nose and watering eyes, will this flu affect my implantation chances?

Tell your surgeon: Hi there Ralph I am presuming you are having cataract surgery. In that case, it is prudent you let your surgeon no as they may think it is best until you get better from your cold. Cataract surgery can be difficult in a situation when you have to cough and if there is any sign of eye infection. Best of luck. Dr Rebecca Mammo, Bronx NY ...Read more

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I have bronchitis and the cough is virtually gone, but now I have a running nose and sore throat. Do I need to drain my mucus?

I have bronchitis and the cough is virtually gone, but now I have a running nose and sore throat. Do I need to drain my mucus?

Allergy?: Runny nose means you are trying to get rid of some agents (allergen or a virus) that found its way into your respiratory system. It is a protective mechanism of our immune system. You do not need to treat it. Sore throat is a symptom from throat irritation from infection or irritation. If infection is caused by a bacteria, you may need antibiotics. Otherwise, use medication for symptom relief. ...Read more

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Do you have to have a sore throat to have epiglottitis? I have shortness of breath and pain on the side of my throat and running nose and sneezing.

Do you have to have a sore throat to have epiglottitis? I have shortness of breath and pain on the side of my throat and running nose and sneezing.

Not really: Epiglottis is rare in your age group, you are describing common cold symptoms, possibly pharyngitis too, most of the time it is a viral infection, the common home remedies would help besides rest and pain killers, if not better, see your doctor, good luck ...Read more

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I have a sore throat since last thursday with a little running nose? Is my condition strep throat?

I have a sore throat since last thursday with a little running nose? Is my condition strep throat?

Not likely: If you have a sore throat and a runny nose you probably have a rhinovirus, the common cold. It can still be quite nasty in terms of feeling ill. If having too much trouble swallowing see your primary care physician. Strep throat should only cause sore throat, along with fatigue and some other generalized symptoms. ...Read more

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Bad cold. Running nose. Sore throat. Headache. Taken azee 500. Crocin cold & flu. Not helped. Wat shud I do..

Bad cold. Running nose. Sore throat. Headache. Taken azee 500. Crocin cold & flu. Not helped. Wat shud I do..

Some other tips: Tips: 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. Rest. ...Read more

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I am having sore throat and running nose, so I went to pharmacist and he gave ciprofloxacin hydrochloride 500mg, is it the right treatment?

No: Sounds like you have a viral illness, and this will not be treated with a broad spectrum antibiotic. This is why pharmacists should not be dispensing meds without a doctor's orders. Would treat your symptoms with otc meds, gargle with saline, take acetaminophen. You will be better in a week with Ciprofloxacin and in 7 days without it. ...Read more

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High temp running nose weak tired sore throat risk myocarditis?

High temp running nose weak tired sore throat risk myocarditis?

Stop imagining: Myocarditis is rare, just see your GP will give you antibiotics, drink plenty of fluids, rest you will be fine in couple of days Stop worrying ...Read more

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Scratchy in the throat and coughing and sore throat, hurts to swallow. And sneezing and running nose. What could it be?

Scratchy in the throat and coughing and sore throat, hurts to swallow. And sneezing and running nose. What could it be?

Rhinovirus: People always think of the worst, and rightfully so. Symptoms as yours without the fever and headaches in all likelihood, like 90% of upper respiratory infections is viral in etiology and symptomatic treatment is all that is necessary. It will take a few days but you'll be better. Drink your fluids. If there is pus in the throat, go see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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My husband sneaze almost 500 times a day, sore throat, blocked and running nose please suggest what to do? What type of allergy is it?

Seasonal flu: It is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. If there is no improvement or sore throat is severe or lasts longer than a week, or you are getting joint pain; see your pcp for evaluation. ...Read more

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My daughtet getting married tomorrow & she has a running nose and a sore throat-what can she quickly do to help this situation and fasr?

My daughtet getting married tomorrow & she has a running nose and a sore throat-what can she quickly do to help this situation and fasr?

Respiratory virus: Decongestants and saline rinses will help with her symptoms. Unfortunately there are no quick fixes for viral infections. Good luck and I hope she feels better. ...Read more

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Minor headache, running nose, blocked nose, sore throat for 24 hours so far what tablets should I take to help?

Minor headache, running nose, blocked nose, sore throat for 24 hours so far what tablets should I take to help?

Cold medications: The symptoms you report could be a viral upper respiratory infection. Acetaminophen or ibuprofen can help with headache and sore throat, as well as any fever. Mucinex-D can help with the nasal congestion and thin mucus to help clear it out. You can also use Afrin (oxymetazoline) nasal spray to help open up the nose, but do not use it for more than 2-3 days (can cause rebound congestion). ...Read more

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Off and on running nose sneezing sore and dry throat no white bumps what could I have? Sore throat? Strep throat? Virus? Anything serious?

How long?: Assuming that you have had these symptoms intermittently for months or years, allergic rhinitis is likely the cause. The dry throat may be from irritation from the post-nasal drips and/or mouth-breathing. Try a nasal steroid. If not helpful, see allergist. ...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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Viral Pharyngitis (Definition)

A sore throat is discomfort, pain, or scratchiness in the throat. A sore throat often makes ...Read more