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I have strep throat deep coughing sneezing feeling weak and right now don't have energy to do anything. What am i coming down with?

I have strep throat deep coughing sneezing feeling weak and right now don't have energy to do anything. What am i coming down with?

Strep v mono: Have you had a swab of your throat for diagnosis? If not, and if you've never had mono before, it could be mono. That would make you fatigued. Your family doc could send you for the blood test. If you have strep, your body just may be fatigued from fighting the infection. Good luck. ...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

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35 weeks pregnant. Previously diagnosed with bronchiectasis. Now having strep throat and coughing with green mucus . Wondering if dtor's prescrip of co azithromycin250 mg for 5 days can treat both ?

35 weeks pregnant. Previously diagnosed with bronchiectasis. Now having strep throat and coughing with green mucus . Wondering if dtor's prescrip of co azithromycin250 mg for 5 days can treat both ?

Depends....: If the bacteria causing the strep throat and bronchitis are sensitive to the azithromycin, then it will treat both. But, because of the bronchiectasis, you may have some lung bacteria that may not be sensitive to azithromycin. So, if the green sputum persists, or if your symptoms worsen, see your doctor again. You may need a sputum culture to find out what bacteria are causing the bronchitis! ...Read more

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Treating a Cough (Checklist)

Try over the counter cough medications at the start of a cough
Daily
If the coughing persists or worsens, see a doctor promptly
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If you have chest pain or shortness of breath with cough, see a doctor
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Have a strep throat and dry cough which is better but appeared tightness and heaviness at upper of the breasts.Pain when breathing.What can it be?

Have a strep throat and dry cough which is better but appeared tightness and heaviness at upper of the breasts.Pain when breathing.What  can it be?

Wheezing: You may be experiencing some reactivity of the large airways with constriction. This is commonly known as wheezing and can occur with a restpiratory illness. It is like an asthma exacerbation. You can have your doctor check you and prescribe an inhaler to help until the infection clears. You should also be checked for pneumonia. ...Read more

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Low HIV exposure 1m ago. Symptoms chronologically : persistent mild to high fever(10d)->swollen lymph gland->strep throat->dry cough. Can this be HIV?

Low HIV exposure 1m ago. Symptoms chronologically : persistent mild to high fever(10d)->swollen lymph gland->strep throat->dry cough. Can this be HIV?

Acute HIV: Your symptoms are nonspecific and could simply suggest a viral syndrome. However, these are also symptoms of acute HIV seroconversion, and if you had a risk exposure (not sure what you mean by "low") then you should definitely get tested. ...Read more

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Treating a Cough (Checklist)

Take an expectorant
2x day
Use ginger and turmeric to help with cough and inflammation
2x day
If not better in 3 days, consult doctor to possibly get an antibiotic
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What can be done to relieve a strep throat followed by coughing?

What can be done to relieve a strep throat followed by coughing?

Sore throat: is often called "strep throat" by patients, but the term strep throat actually refers to a bacterial infection in the throat. MOST sore throats are caused by viruses, however. You should consult with a doctor to discuss which you may have. In the meantime, you can try cough drops, throat lozenges, hot liquids with honey, zinc lozenges, and get lots of rest. ...Read more

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Treating a Cough (Checklist)

Drink plenty of water
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Take over-the-counter antitussive medicine (such as Robitussin)
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If short of breath, chest pain, fever, or worsened cough, call Dr.
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Strep Throat (Definition)

It's a throat infection caused by a strep bacteria that responds rapidly to most antibiotics. There can be a number of other bacteria involved in addition to strep so a regular culture (not just a quick strep ...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

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