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What to do if i had Mucinex and now I have a weird taste in the back of my throat?

What to do if i had Mucinex and now I have a weird taste in the back of my throat?

Sinus infection: Mucinex might have thinned out mucus enough to let bacteria pass through from an underlying bacterial infection this would cause a weird taste in throat. ...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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Really weird metal taste in the back of my throat. Possible causes?

Really weird metal taste in the back of my throat. Possible causes?

Medications effect: Some medications, like biaxin, have a side effect of a metallic taste in the mouth. This is just a sign that the medication is working and is usually temporary. ...Read more

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I've been getting constant headaches, dizziness, fevers, slight nausea & a weird salty taste in the back of my throat..for the past week or two..

I've been getting constant headaches, dizziness, fevers,  slight nausea & a weird salty taste in the back of my throat..for the past week or two..

Flu: Seasonal flu is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve) are also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your PCP. ...Read more

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Help! there's white substance on back of tongue and i'm having sore throat symptoms?

Help! there's white substance on back of tongue and i'm having sore throat symptoms?

This could be a: Viral infection, strep throat, yeast etc. Med eval would help to differentiate. For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm >. ...Read more

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Most strep throat symptoms are gone so cna i go back to work?

Most strep throat symptoms are gone so cna i go back to work?

Yes: Once you feel fine and the symptoms are almost resolved, you can go back to work. Glad to hear you are feeling better. ...Read more

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I have high fevers and chills only at night for the past 3 days. I have other lymphnode and throat symptoms but they are mild in comparison. ?

I have high fevers and chills only at night for the past 3 days. I have other lymphnode and throat symptoms but they are mild in comparison. ?

GetTheeToADoctorry..: Based on what you have written, it will be best if you see a doctor if this pattern repeats itself one or two more times or you start to feel worse before then. There is a host of things that may cause this (some serious) and so if it doesn't go away quickly, get it checked out. In the meantime take Tylenol or Motrin for the fever and keep up with fluids and if you work, take a day or two off. ...Read more

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What are strep throat symptoms?

What are strep throat symptoms?

Common ones....: Typical symptoms: sore throat, fever of greater than 38 °c (100 °f), tonsillar exudates (pus on the tonsils), and large cervical lymph nodes. Other symptoms: headache, n/v, abdominal pain, muscle pain, or a scarlatiniform rash or palatal petechiae (small bleeding), the latter being an uncommon but highly specific finding. Consult doc if you have these symptoms..Good luck. ...Read more

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How long does strep throat symptoms last for adults?

How long does strep throat symptoms last for adults?

Few days to a week: Usually after 1 week most if the symptoms should clear. ...Read more

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Any ways i can lessen the severity of my strep throat symptoms when they start to show?

Any ways i can lessen the severity of my strep throat symptoms when they start to show?

Tips + antibiotics: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a streph throat test. If you have streph throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future compications. Consider tylenol or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more