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Sudden Sore Throat No Fever
Likely a virus: It is likely caused by a virus. Antibiotics are of no help in this situation, as they cannot treat viral infections. Use ibuprofen, tylenol, (acetaminophen) chloraseptic spray, etc for pain relief. If still not better, your doctor can prescribe some other things to help the sore throat pain. ...Read more
Doctor can evaluate: Throat pain can be from 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 a doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to see about antibiotics). Having chills may mean one's body is trying to create a fever. ...Read more
Took care of sick kids last week w viral sore throat. I got little sore throat no fever. Now hubby is sick with same symptoms as kids. Am I at risk ?
Virus exposure: Greetings. It sounds like you may have been the carrier of the virus from the sick kids into your home to your family. This is the common spread of a viral infection. It looks like you had a mild case and your husband developed more symptoms. Are you more at risk, that's hard to say with this limited information. Things that may play a role would be your overall health, medications, sleep ....... ...Read more
Sore throat: Another throat infection caused by a different virus, infectious mononucleosis, or even another strep infection may be the cause of this sore throat. Unless it resolves within a day or so, another evaluation by your physician will be necessary and the appropriate tests and treatment will be obtained. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You : You may be dealing with a bacterial infection (i.e. Strep throat). This requires antibiotic therapy, however you will need to see a doctor for testing in order to determine if this is the cause. In the meantime try over the counter Ibuprofen or motrin. Also try gargling with warm salt water. I hope you are better soon. ...Read more
I have a tickle in my throat. No coughing until I drink something, but its irritating, no sore throat, no fever, not sick,just annoying?
My 15 year old son has 2 small white like balls on his tonsil. No sore throat, no fever, what could this be?
See a doctor: With those symptoms together, you should go see a doctor. ...Read more
Had white spots on my throat for three weeks now. No sore throat, no fever and no swelling I feel normal?
Not exactly sure: What you are asking. Got the picture but not the question. Please rephrase and re-post. ...Read more
Woke up with severe sore throat. No fever or congestion. I took a picture and it's red. Should i get tested for strep?
Yes: Strep doesn't always present with full blown symptoms. ...Read more
Sore throat, no fever, bad headache. Had sore throat a couple days ago and it went away. Have not sleep a lot lately. Sick or tired?
Scheduled for endoscopy tomorrow. Can i still have it done if I am beginning to get a cold and sore throat? No fever, congestion or cough.
Normal looking cold n cough with sore throat..no fever yet..or aches or anything yet..could it be h1n1? It's been approx 22-23 hours..been out..
Losing voice for 3 days. No cold, no sore throat, no fever, was yelling some prior, im 16, right tonsil hurts. Tea, soup, nothing works. Help please. ?
Vocal cords: You probably overworked your vocal cords, nothing you can do, except give you voice a rest, talk as little as possible and do not whisper, they will recover in few days. ...Read more
I have sore throat no fever been coughing for about 2 weeks/cough gets worse at night.During the day icough up yellow phlegm at night its clear no ins?
Possibilities...: Possible causes of your symptoms include post-nasal drip leading to sore throat and bronchospasm leading to cough. This may be due to a viral infection, including viral bronchitis. Since this is likely a viral infection, antibiotics would be ineffective. If there is no improvement over the next week, or if symptoms worsen, see your doctor. If you smoke, you need to quit asap! ...Read more
Thick yellow fatty looking blood streaked mucas from throat, stiff neck, comgestion, cough & sore throat. No fever had for 72 hrs. Possible dx?
URI: This sounds like an acute viral URI (common cold) possibly complicated by bronchitis, but without seeing you and examining you it is really very difficult to predict. Hope you get better soon and don't have to see anyone, but if you get worse or do not get progressively better you should be seen by a doctor. ...Read more
Coughing, moderate sore throat, no fever, headache, no stuffy nose, feel a little better in the day, worse at night. What should I take for it?
Cannot diagnose: Sounds superficially like a viral upper respiratory tract infection from which you will shortly recover, but cannot diagnose you long distant. Requires history and physical and perhaps some testing. Either see a doctor or use an otc preparation similar to nyquil for a day or so and see if that does not help. ...Read more
5 yr old complaining since 10/28 of all over pain had sore throat no fever and little diahrea . Has a gum abcess dr thinks amoxcillan reaction help?
My son has has the flu for 6 days should I take tamiflu (oseltamivir) or is it too late for me ?? I started symptoms 2 days ago cough and sore throat no fever yet .
Tamiflu (oseltamivir): Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is used to treat influenza A and/or B in people who have had flu symptoms for 2 days or less. It can also be used as prophylaxis (prevention) for people who have a close contact who is positive for the flu but have not yet developed symptoms. ...Read more
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