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Headache, stuffy nose, sore throat, what do I have?

Headache, stuffy nose, sore throat, what do I have?

This may be a: Common cold. For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a netti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect ; mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...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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Had a sore neck, headache, stuffy nose & sore throat for 3 days. Is this just a cold?

Had a sore neck, headache, stuffy nose & sore throat for 3 days. Is this just a cold?

Sounds like...: If these symptoms have been going on just for there days and not severe or worsening over a period of the next week then should be resolved on its own. However in order to improve quicker plenty of fluids and rest are very important. ...Read more

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Had a stuffy nose/sore throat all day. Went to the gym now my nose is red and warm when I touch, stuffy nose too? Is this due to a cold?

Had a stuffy nose/sore throat all day. Went to the gym now my nose is red and warm when I touch, stuffy nose too? Is this due to a cold?

Nose: Probably is a cold. Cool compresses may help the nose and OTC treatments for the cold. If the redness persists or gets worse you need to check it out as sometimes it can be a skin infection ...Read more

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I EBF my 5mo and I've gotten sick stuffy nose, sore throat, nasty cough, stuffy head is there anything OTC I can take? I know no to decongestants

I EBF my 5mo and I've gotten sick stuffy nose, sore throat, nasty cough, stuffy head is there anything OTC I can take? I know no to decongestants

Symptomatic treatmen: It sounds as though you both have viral upper respiratory infections. The main treatment is to keep the nose clear using saline nasal mist. If there is a fever or not feeling well you could also use some acetaminophen or Tylenol. Respiratory illnesses last 4 to 7 days. Adults can use honey for A cough. ...Read more

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Fever, chills, stuffy nose, sore throat and a little bit of soreness, what to do?

Fever, chills, stuffy nose, sore throat and a little bit of soreness, what to do?

Cold or flu: If less than 48 hours, and there truly is fever (temp > 100.3) then get to a doctor to get tested/examined to determine whether or not flu is present. If not, then you have a cold. I'm a big fan of the dayquil (for daytime, duh)/nyquil (for nightime)combination. If worsening, you need to be seen. ...Read more

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I'm coughing and have green mucus, stuffy nose, sore throat, headache, body aces, no fever

I'm coughing and have green mucus, stuffy nose, sore throat, headache, body aces, no fever

Hard to tell: If you were in the urgent care I'd check to see if you have an ear, sinus or chest infection. Perhaps being seen in real life will give more answers. Good luck ...Read more

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I get a really bad cold every time I'm on my period. This month I have spotted twice and both times gotten sick. Stuffy nose, sore throat, body aches?

I get a really bad cold every time I'm on my period. This month I have spotted twice and both times gotten sick. Stuffy nose, sore throat, body aches?

Cold with period: This is more likely symptoms due to your monthly hormonal changes called pms, rather than an actual infection with a cold. ...Read more

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Flu swab negative. Fever over 102, stuffy nose, sore throat and fatigue. My doctor said it was a “flu-like” illness. What does that mean?

Flu swab negative. Fever over 102, stuffy nose, sore throat and fatigue. My doctor said it was a “flu-like” illness. What does that mean?

Another bug: Flu like means that it feels like the flu but that the testing for the flu bug was negative. Many other bugs (viruses in this case) can cause similar symptoms. ...Read more

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My 2.5 year old son is showing a stuffy nose, sore throat, general lethargy, loss of appetite and reduced defecation frequency. What could it be?

My 2.5 year old son is showing a stuffy nose, sore throat, general lethargy, loss of appetite and reduced defecation frequency. What could it be?

Not strep: Streptococcal throat infections do not cause a runny nose. If runny nose is present, one can generally rule out strep infection. When 2 yo get sick, they don't eat well & get pretty droopy from malaise & fever. If they don't eat or drink well they don't poop much. You describe a typical toddler viral cold. He should be checked if fever persists more than 3 days or he doesn't pep up. ...Read more

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Started out with chilis, fever, then stuffy nose, sore throat, dry cough, and green/yellow mucus, 7days now&throat hurts worse and more coughing, go to doc?

Started out with chilis, fever, then stuffy nose, sore throat, dry cough, and green/yellow mucus, 7days now&throat hurts worse and more coughing, go to doc?

Cold/flu?: If sore throat is worst they (dr.) may check it for streptococcus and give you an antibiotic and or xylocaine gel to anesthetize it. Cepacol lozenges. Otherwise, supportive otc meds (mucinex (guaifenesin) dm for cough etc), gales salt & water. ...Read more

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My son had heart surgery a month ago today he. Woke up with stuffy. Nose sore throat and ear ach?

My son had heart surgery a month ago today he. Woke up with stuffy. Nose sore throat and ear ach?

The odds are. ..: That he has an upper respiratory infection +/- otitis media (ear infection). He should see his primary care physician. It probably has nothing to do with his heart surgery 1 month ago, but it would be a good idea for his doc to check him. ...Read more

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I have a stuffy nose, sore throat, dry mouth and itchy ear canal. What could this be?

I have a stuffy nose, sore throat, dry mouth and itchy ear canal. What could this be?

Call doctor: Best to call doctor to have entire head checked, then appropriate treatment can be started to get you back to health. ...Read more

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Why does stuffy nose always occur with sore throat?

Why does stuffy nose always occur with sore throat?

Post nasal drip: The phlegm from your sinuses is most likely dripping down the back of youth throat causing irritation. ...Read more

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What are some home cures for a stuffy nose and sore throat?

What are some home cures for a stuffy nose and sore throat?

Remedies: 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. Neti pot helps. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat and still have a cough and a stuffy nose?

I have a sore throat and still have a cough and a stuffy nose?

Common cold: -Soothe the sore throat with saltwater gargle rinses, or over the counter lozenges, throat sprays like Chloraseptic which has a numbing medication.
-For the stuffiness, try over the counter saline nasal sprays or antihistamine decongestions.
-Rest, humidifier
-Honey, over the counter medications with Guaifenesin (Robitussin, Mucinex), or Tessalon perles prescription medication for cough. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedy for sore throat and stuffy nose?

Are there any home remedy for sore throat and stuffy nose?

Remedies: Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a netti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect ; mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of a sore throat and a stuffy nose?

What do I do to get rid of a sore throat and a stuffy nose?

Sore throat: 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. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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Sore throat and stuffy nose should be a strep throat, right?

Sore throat and stuffy nose should be a strep throat, right?

See below: Strep throat is not normally associated with nasal congestion or other URI symptoms. So, unlikely to be strep throat. ...Read more

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What can I do to sleep better with stuffy nose and sore throat?

What can I do to sleep better with stuffy nose and sore throat?

Body position: Sleeping with your head elevated keeps your nose from becoming more congested. Your sore throat can be helped with greater humidification of the room you are sleeping in and hydration of you. The best cure is time for your body to work through this likely viral process. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat, chills, headache, and stuffy nose. What is it?

I have a sore throat, chills, headache, and stuffy nose. What is it?

Cold: Sounds like the onset of a cold or flu. Drink lots of water, hydrate and try otc treatment for relief. If it gets worse, check it out with your doctor ...Read more

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Is there a pain reliever that I can use for my sore throat and stuffy nose?

Is there a pain reliever that I can use for my sore throat and stuffy nose?

Agree w Dr. Ummat: Additionally - 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. ...Read more

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I have severe sore throat, cough, stuffy nose. How to treat/ease throat pain?

I have severe sore throat, cough, stuffy nose. How to treat/ease throat pain?

Options: Rest, hydrate well with water & stay far, far away from cigarette smoke. You can keep mucosa moist with a humidifier. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Slippery elm bark lozenges are another option. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Consider use of tylenol (acetaminophen) or non-steroidal anti-inflammories. See below. ...Read more

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Hi I've had a sore throat and stuffy nose for about 3 days now. How do I get rid of it?

Hi I've had a sore throat and stuffy nose for about 3 days now. How do I get rid of it?

Pelargonium sidoides: This is likely viral. Pelargonium sidoides, the root of a geranium native to South Africa, is the best-proven treatment for colds, sinusitis & bronchitis. It's the first thing I take when getting sick & has helped hundreds of my patients. It's widely available in a product called Umcka, sold at health food stores & many pharmacies. See http://tinyurl. Com/q9gv8nl
Zinc lozenges may also help. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the best medicine for sore throat, cough, stuffy nose, and relief for mucus?

Help please? What is the best medicine for sore throat, cough, stuffy nose, and relief for mucus?

Cold or flu: If less than 48 hours, and there truly is fever (temp > 100.3) then get to a doctor to get tested/examined to determine whether or not flu is present. If not, then you have a cold. I'm a big fan of the dayquil (for daytime, duh)/nyquil (for nightime)combination. Mucinex (guaifenesin) d can help with the mucous, plain Mucinex (guaifenesin) if ur hypertensive (high blood pressure) if worsening, you need to be seen. ...Read more

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I barely got sick last night. Well just a minor stuffy nose and minor sore throat. What can I do to get rid of it as soon as it came?

I barely got sick last night. Well just a minor stuffy nose and minor sore throat. What can I do to get rid of it as soon as it came?

Sleep and time.: Those symptoms are classic for a viral infection. The best thing you can do to get over these types of infections is sleep and get lots of rest. Your immune system functions much better when you have slept a good night. Medication such as anabiotic's really don't help with a viral infection. Treat the symptoms with antihistamines or decongestants or maybe a throat lozenge. Beyond that give it time ...Read more

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I've had cold like symptoms for the last two days sore throat, stuffy nose. Today I feel some sort of pain with deep exhale only, left side chest...?

I've had cold like symptoms for the last two days sore throat, stuffy nose. Today I feel some sort of pain with deep exhale only, left side chest...?

Pleurisy: The cold virus gave you a pleurisy. A condition called pleuritis or pleurisy is inflammation of the pleura (lining between the lung and the chest wall). It can be quite painful and worse with taking deep breaths as the lining rubs together. Anti-inflammatory medication can help relieve the pain, but sometimes it takes a while. ...Read more

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Day 1 sore throat only. Morning 2 throat ok but runny/stuffy nose. Night 2 nose/throat ok but fever. Sick 48 hrs overall. What's going on? What 2 do?

Day 1 sore throat only. Morning 2 throat ok but runny/stuffy nose. Night 2 nose/throat ok but fever. Sick 48 hrs overall. What's going on? What 2 do?

Dr. Can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). A couple days of throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) can decrease throat pain. ...Read more

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