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I have a very scratchy throat dry cough and fatigue no fever, is it something i should worry about what's causing it and what can i do or take?

I have a very scratchy throat dry cough and fatigue no fever, is it something i should worry about what's causing it and what can i do or take?

Sore throat: Difficult to know what is going on without further history and physical exam. It sounds superficially as if you may have a mild viral infection. If it persists consider going to see your family doctor and being evaluated. Hope this clears up soon. ...Read more

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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


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Very dry mouth and throat. Causes coughing and difficulty in speaking. Blood sugar under control. Please help.

Very dry mouth and throat.  Causes coughing  and difficulty in speaking. Blood sugar  under control.  Please help.

Cause?: To properly treat your dry mouth requires determining the cause. Speak to both your Dentist and your PCP. Is dry mouth cause by radiation Rx, change in diet, side effects of Meds, etc. treatment depends on the cause. ...Read more

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Cures to dry throat and cough due to cold and dry air?

Cures to dry throat and cough due to cold and dry air?

Opposite: Warm and moist air. Stay in if sick. Try a humidifier. Sips of water. Cough meds not certain to really help. Nose breath. Cover mouth while outdoors ...Read more

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Is it normal to have (red burned spot) above your tongue when you have a dry throat and cough? My cough is very deep/within, hurts to clear throat.

Is it normal to have (red burned spot) above your tongue when you have a dry throat and cough? My cough is very deep/within, hurts to clear throat.

Cough: Sounds like you need to see a doctor and find out what is going on especially if it has been like this for more than a week or 2. ...Read more

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Treated for pleurisy 2 weeks ago with steroids and amoxicillin. I am worse now with pain/shortness of breath, dry throat and cough and nasal congestion.

Treated for pleurisy 2 weeks ago with steroids and amoxicillin. I am worse now with pain/shortness of breath, dry throat and cough and nasal congestion.

Exam: Get an immediate chest xray to rule out a pneumonia or lung abcess. You should be improving. You may need a pulmonary fuction test for asthma and a lung scan if you are taking female hormones or birth control, get rechecked asap! ...Read more

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I'm having a real bad dry throat and in the very back of my throat i can see sinus drainage plus blood. I can't cough (or hack) it out. ?

I'm having a real bad dry throat and in the very back of my throat i can see sinus drainage plus blood. I can't cough (or hack) it out. ?

Post nasal drip: Try saline irrigation of your nasal passage and spit it out of your mouth. See an ENT doctor to locate the source of bleeding and treatment of your possible sinusitis. ...Read more

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My mother has a dry throat which is causing her to cough & her throat is paining as well. What to do?

My mother has a dry throat which is causing her to cough & her throat is paining as well. What to do?

Virus: This most likely is a viral upper respiratory tract infection which usually runs its course in several days. Lozenges and gargling with warm salt water is soothing. For a dry cough, suppressant syrup like robitussinDM quiets it. If worsening cough or fever develop, have a physician examine her as bronchitis or pneumonia may be present. Because she has a cough, a strep infection is not likely. ...Read more

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What could make a baby's cough sound croupy (that isn't croup) only lasting an hour or so. Dry throat? Second time toddler woke w scary cough. 

What could make a baby's cough sound croupy (that isn't croup) only lasting an hour or so. Dry throat? Second time toddler woke w scary cough. 

Sounds like croup: Croup is a barking (croupy) cough that is often worse at night (not all the time, necessarily). Mild croup is a viral illness that lasts for 4-7 days and is typically more distressing than serious. Look for signs that your kiddo is having trouble breathing as that means you may need to get them to the er right away. ...Read more

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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