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Runny nose with (nasal congestion), headache, sneezing, sore throat in the morning only. Occasional blood tinged mucous embedded on floor of throat?

Runny nose with (nasal congestion), headache, sneezing, sore throat in the morning only. Occasional blood tinged mucous embedded on floor of throat?

Allergy?: Most likely allergy, although a mild viral upper respiratory infection would have these symptoms too. An exam could settle which it is. If you have fever or aches then it's most likely a virus. See your doctor if it persists. ...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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Sudden sore throat and stuffy/runny nose and a slight fever.?

Sudden sore throat and stuffy/runny nose and a slight fever.?

Common cold: Allergy is not associated with fever, unless you develop a complication, such as an ear infection. Your symptoms suggest a viral upper respiratory infection (common cold). You should rinse your nose with a saline spray, an otc decongestant spray (oxymetazoline=afrin) for 4-5 days, a lozenge such as cepacol and Acetaminophen (tylenol) or Ibuprofen (advil). No better in 5 days - see a physician. ...Read more

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Sore throat, congestion, headache at the temples of my head and clogged ears, runny nose. Do i have a cold?

Sore throat, congestion, headache at the temples of my head and clogged ears, runny nose. Do i have a cold?

Sinusitis: All your symptoms point to an Upper respiratory infection involving your sinuses. Sunuses are in the forehead and cheekbones but pain can radiate to the temples. Check with your primary care doctor for a thorough examination. ...Read more

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Hacking cough with yellow phlegm for 5 days, progressive worse with pressure in face and fullness in ears. Throat sore runny nose. Just a cold?

Hacking cough with yellow phlegm for 5 days, progressive worse with pressure in face and fullness in ears. Throat sore runny nose. Just a cold?

Mgt: If you have had a fever > 101 for more than three days, or if this persists for another 10 days, a course of antibiotics may be given to treat sinusitis. Most bronchitis infections are viral but if the cough persists or is associated with significant shortness of breath, fever, cough, please see your PCP. A follow up virtual appointment is available. ...Read more

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I am experiencing runny nose and burning sensation in my lungs. The following also describe me: Cough, Nasal congestion, Sore throat, and Difficulty breathing through my nose.

I am experiencing  runny nose and burning sensation in my lungs. The following also describe me: Cough, Nasal congestion, Sore throat, and Difficulty breathing through my nose.

Virus: Most likely you have a virus. We can order a strep test if the sore throat is very severe. Drink plenty of fluids, drink bone broth/chicken soup, get plenty of rest. Consult with us if you do not get better with this or if you have a fever. ...Read more

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Woke with sore throat it persisted all day with runny nose now it's night throat still sore nose burning runny and stuffy same time with ears itching?

Woke with sore throat it persisted all day with runny nose now it's night throat still sore nose burning runny and stuffy same time with ears itching?

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

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Body feels hot to the touch, but i feel cold sometimes, congested nose and runny nose, with a sore throat. Is it a cold? Woke up yesterday morning and throat felt hot. Then through the day i had congested nose/runny nose

Body feels hot to the touch, but i feel cold sometimes, congested nose and runny nose, with a sore throat. Is it a cold? Woke up yesterday morning and throat felt hot. Then through the day i had congested nose/runny nose

Viral : Viral illnesses such as colds typically last 7-10 days. Symptoms usually include fever, nasal congestion and runny nose, cough, sore throat, and muscle aches. 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: - fever for more than 3 days or temperature above 104f - if symptoms last longer than 7 to 10 days or are getting worse instead of better - any difficulty opening your mouth or stiff neck - unable to swallow - severe pain - bleeding in the throat or from the nose - redness or swelling on the outside of the neck - any difficulty breathing or noisy breathing in the meantime, taking Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen for pain, using a humidifier in the room where you sleep, 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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Does the flu or cold cause dark yellow phlegm and chest congestion plus hoarseness, sore throat, and stuffy nose?

Does the flu or cold cause dark yellow phlegm and chest congestion plus hoarseness, sore throat, and stuffy nose?

Mgt: It can cause these symptoms. If your cough worsens, please see your PCP. Flu may be associated with the development of pneumonia, but most cases resolve without treatment or any complications. ...Read more

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What can cause runny nose, sore throat, ringing in my ears and a change in my voice?

What can cause runny nose, sore throat, ringing in my ears and a change in my voice?

Can't be sure: Since most of the viral infections are self-limited, it is not worth identifying the virus since there are just too many which can induce your symptoms. See a doctor if this has gone on for more than 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Sore throat no congestion in chest or nose and ears feel clogged, body is achy ?

Sore throat no congestion in chest or nose and ears feel clogged, body is achy ?

Maybe viral infectio: For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test & culture. Antibiotics are imperative for Strep Throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w Aloe Vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey & a small amt of lemon juice helps. Take care. ...Read more

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Ulcers in mouth sore throat cough that is painful on the throat and my chest, and sometimes itchy feeling in the chest ?

Ulcers in mouth sore throat cough that is painful on the throat and my chest, and sometimes itchy feeling in the chest ?

Viral: Could be hand-foot-mouth disease, could be a canker sore, could be oral herpes, could be a measles. Hard to say but overall sounds viral and likely benign. Watch for any high fevers or shortness of breath. If worse contact a doc. ...Read more

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I have stuffy nose ,sneezing,itch nose,and dripping in back of my throat,?

I have stuffy nose ,sneezing,itch nose,and dripping in back of my throat,?

Allergy: you are having allergy sinusitis allowing the sinus to drip to the back of your throat. Take the proper medicine from OTC like Claritin, or Zyrtec, take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night. ...Read more

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Top of head and sinus pressure, dizziness, fatigue, congested nose in the morning, slight swelling at bridge of nose. Hard to breathe thru nose.

Top of head and sinus pressure, dizziness, fatigue, congested nose in the morning, slight swelling at bridge of nose. Hard to breathe thru nose.

Sinusitis: Sounds like chronic sinusitis. Probable allergy issues but you may have a chronic sinus infection as well. You need a good ENT exam. Do it. Sinusitis can really make you miserable long term. ...Read more

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Persistant itching in nose and runny nose all the time?

Persistant itching in nose and runny nose all the time?

Allergies: I hate to say it, but itching/sneezing/runny nose, provided you're not sick at the time with a viral infection, is usually the result of environmental or seasonal allergies. Even if you've never had them before, you can actually develop allergies at any age, though don't give up hope as you can lose them too. It's worth checking your environment; any new exposures that could account for this? ...Read more

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