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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
Sore throat, ear ache, head and nose hurts. When I cough and sneeze my chest burns. The hospital said it was just a viral infection. Do you think so?
Probably: If they did a thorough examination with appropriate studies, its probably a viral infection. ...Read more
I think i have an upper respiratory infecton im congested in my chest sinuses and also have a runny nose at times dry painful cough and fever with hea?
Infection: Please have someone take you the nearest Emergency Facility right now! Things will work out! ...Read more
I currently have a bad cough, sore throat, ear infection, runny nose, and headache/fever. Any ways to remove it?
Is it possible to have the flu without a fever, i keep sneezing have a sore throat, itchy eye, dry cough, back pain, headach & runny nose?
I've got stuffy nose itching nose sneezing and cough n feel bad n have to blow nose a lot is it cold or allergies will it cause diZZINESS?
Who knows: Probably a viral unless the same symptoms occur at this time every year or the symptoms persist. ...Read more
I have a cough but nothing comes up, feel mucus in my throat, ear ache/pressure , swollen tonsils. No congestion or runny nose or sore throat. Help ?
Post nasal drip: Chances are you have a post nasal drip.While you not feel your nose congested during the day it may be dripping while you are sleeping at night.To help i would steam yourself in a hot shower for 30 minutes a day then use saline nose drops during the day lots of fluids and take a cough medicine like mucinex (guaifenesin). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sore throat stuffy/runny nose bad cough now my ears hurt they feel clogged do I have a ear infection or is this apart of a cold I am 35weeks pregnant ?
How do I know if I have a cold or allergies? Green mucus from nose, small cough, sinus headache, sinus hurts, runny nose. Allergy or cold?
Timing: Cold: Low-grade fever, poor appetite, fatigue, symptoms among close contacts in the previous week. Allergies: Itching, sneezing spells, maybe seasonal, helped by antiihistamine. Family history of same. Either condition can lead to bacterial sinusitis if there has been nasal congestion for >10 days. These are just generalizations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I don't have a runny or stuffy nose but if I blow my nose it's green and my cheeck bone hurts a lot do I have a sinus infection?
i have dry heat. Bleeding cracking nose. Also Green mucus, that makes me stuffy. Do I have a sinus infection?
Had cold for week. Now back where nose meets throat very sore hurts to swallow. Feel mucus stuck there and coughs out bloody. Do i need antibiotic?
Not likley!: Your symptoms are consistent with tonsillitis in the usual progression of most upper respiratory tract infections that are invariably viral! if you have previously had strep throat infections a screening swab &culture should be done, but unless you are among a community that carries that infection, it would be improbable for you to have strep. Rest, fluids, salt h2o gargles &lozenges can help! ...Read more
I have plugged sinuses, yellow snot, a bad cough, congestion in chest and throat, and an irritated throat and almost no voice. What could I have?
I've had a sinus cold for 6 days now. Thick yellow mucus when I cough or blow my nose. Horrible sinus pressure headaches. Do I need an antibiotic?
Probability says NO: Unless you've got fevers and other symptoms of a bacterial infection (such as a positive STREP), or bronchial expectorations which have been cultured positive for pathogens then, your yellow mucus is as informatively distinguishing between bacterial or viral infection as the smile of a politician is helpful to me to tell between sincerity at wanting to help me on an issue vs. having TERRIBLE GAS! ...Read more
I have mucus in my throat, sore throat, itchy ears, headache, and my lungs itch when I cough. No fever. I sleep with 2 fans on. Could it be a cold?
Could be: Why don't you see your regular doc and discuss it with him/her. ...Read more
Do I have pneumonia? It hurts so bad in my chest ribs & lungs when i breathe I have a bad cough runny nose sore sinus cavaties & a horrible headache
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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