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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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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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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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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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Strep throat and just dry cough,no discharge. When lying and sleeping it's better.My doctor didn't hear anything when ascultating.Virus?

Strep throat and just dry cough,no discharge. When lying and sleeping it's better.My doctor didn't hear anything when ascultating.Virus?

Probably: you do not have strep because the doctor did not see white pus pockets or redness. Unless a culture was done it still could be strep though there are many fall time virus which cause a pharyngitis and can irritate your throat causing a cough. If you get worse or higher fever or more symptoms go back to the provider for a re exam ...Read more

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Sore throat, dry cough, runny nose and on off fever for 2 weeks. 5th day of 2x 675mg augmentin but still hurts to swallow. Do I need prednisolone?

Sore throat, dry cough, runny nose and on off fever for 2 weeks. 5th day of 2x 675mg augmentin but still hurts to swallow. Do I need prednisolone?

Continue Treatment: $-5 days into a 2 week course of antibiotics is early. Continue the treatment, and you should be feeling a gradual improvement. If you worsen, contact your doctor.. ...Read more

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Why do I always have a tickle in my throat? Dry cough

Why do I always have a tickle in my throat? Dry cough

Post nasal drip: It could be several things. The most common are allergies and reflux. Both cause post-nasal drainage, which could lead to dry non-productive cough. That tickle often causes frequent throat clearing. Get checked by an ENT specialist who is best equipped to help with this problem. ...Read more

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Temp 96.5 slight dry cough got GERD hard to eat how do I know if it's pneumonia keep thinking i inhaled food I have really bad anxiety but throat dry ?

Temp 96.5 slight dry cough got GERD hard to eat how do I know if it's pneumonia keep thinking i inhaled food I have really bad anxiety but throat dry
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How? By an exam!: You need a doctor to examine you. Then, if you need a Rx, you need to follow directions exactly and gert well. Doing the right stuff is a good way to lower anxiety and risk of damage to your young body. Best! ...Read more

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I have a sore throat, dry cough, and inflamed taste buds. I eat cough drops like candy, when I don't my throat is dry and irritated. ?

I have a sore throat, dry cough, and inflamed taste buds. I eat cough drops like candy, when I don't my throat is dry and irritated. ?

Dark brown honey: Cold Eze ( zinc) lozenges, warm water gargles, Tylenol as needed. Cough drops are useless. But some Robitusssin DM, or a generic equivalent. gradma's tea and honey, nice warm chicken soupnd ...Read more

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I have a very scratchy throat dry cough and fatigue no fever, is it something i should worry about what's causing it and what can i do or take?

I have a very scratchy throat dry cough and fatigue no fever, is it something i should worry about what's causing it and what can i do or take?

Sore throat: Difficult to know what is going on without further history and physical exam. It sounds superficially as if you may have a mild viral infection. If it persists consider going to see your family doctor and being evaluated. Hope this clears up soon. ...Read more

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5th week of preg, 2 days with sore throat & dry cough. Cough is getting worse at night during sleep. Will this harm my babies? Pls help. Tq.

5th week of preg, 2 days with sore throat & dry cough. Cough is getting worse at night during sleep. Will this harm my babies? Pls help. Tq.

ACUTE BRONCHITIS: Most probably not. It is a short attack of dry coughing episodes which can be viral or allergic in nature. ...Read more

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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