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Throat hurts running nose dry cough do I have an infection?

Throat hurts running nose dry cough do I have an infection?

Maybe...: If your symptoms are due to infection, it is likely due to a viral cause so antibiotics will be ineffective. If it is due to a virus, it will run its course over a few days and treatment is aimed at symptom relief. Allergies can also lead to these types of symptoms but your symptoms will tend to last longer and you may notice symptom patterns that your doctor can use to limit the possibilities. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Suffering from general flu, after running nose stopped I have throat irritation, feels like dry cough stuck inside, have problem sleeping at night?

Suffering from general flu, after running nose stopped I have throat irritation, feels like dry cough stuck inside, have problem sleeping at night?

Typical: This is a very typical symptom of viral upper respiratory infections. I would stay well hydrated, suck on ice cubes if needed. Try using some honey in hot tea, chloraseptic losenges or spray. Use a humidifier in your bedroom at night. It should pass within 7-10 days. ...Read more

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Day 1-2- fever, chills, sore throat, cough, Day 3- current (7) very congested, constant dry cough (hard to stop), green/yellow nasal discharge ?

Day 1-2- fever, chills, sore throat, cough, Day 3- current (7) very congested, constant dry cough (hard to stop), green/yellow nasal discharge ?

Acute sinusitis: this is acute sinusitis,and since cough had not started to improve at day 3 and the Nasal discharge color change make it likely to be bacterial rather cold or allergies, Antibiotics may be needed ...Read more

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My throat hurts so badly, i'm having difficulty when i talk, I have cough and sometimes running nose too. I've been using the OTC medicines plzz help?

My throat hurts so badly, i'm having difficulty when i talk, I have cough and sometimes running nose too. I've been using the OTC medicines plzz help?

Ent: Should get tested for strep throat. Also consider monospot for mononucleosis. Salt water gargles may help 1 tspnsalt per 8 ounces was water. Gargle and spit. Doctor may also prescribe viscous Lidocaine to gargle for comfort. ...Read more

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My throat hurts and I have a running nose. I'm also starting to cough what do I have and how can I get better?

My throat hurts and I have a running nose. I'm also starting to cough what do I have and how can I get better?

Common cold: What is most common is most common. The rhinovirus can cause the secretion, run down the back of the throat, cause irritation and sore throat and cough. That is the yes scenario. I don't know your other symptoms so best is to see your md for evaluation and get the right treatment. Up to 90% of upper respiratory infections don't require antibiotics, just symptomatic treatment. ...Read more

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I have a dry cough in the morning some green flem then dry cough during the day. My throat hurts a little and feels like something there infection?

Many things : Obviously a viral infection comes to mind first. Allergies can cause these symptoms too, and are very common. See your doctor to straighten this out. ...Read more

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I've had a stuffed up nose sore throat chest hurts dry cough for four days now. What is wrong? What medicine can I try otc?

I've had a stuffed up nose sore throat chest hurts dry cough for four days now. What is wrong? What medicine can I try otc?

Please see yr MD: You are on multiple meds, one is humira, (adalimumab) a biological which interfers with the immune system function and alters the natural immune response, pls visit ur doctor asap. ...Read more

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I'm feeling lightheaded, sore throat , cough especially at night, running nose , what could this b?

I'm feeling lightheaded, sore throat , cough especially at night, running nose , what could this b?

URI: You have an upper respiratorty infection with a post nasal drip that is causing a sore throat and cough. Push fluids and use salt water nose drops for relief. ...Read more

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


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