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Dr. Martin Raff Dr. Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
52 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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What med is best to take for sinus drainage and raw/sore throat?

What med is best to take for sinus drainage and raw/sore throat?

Saline rinses: You might try using a neti-pot for saline irrigations combined with a decongestant.

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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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Dr. Michael Sparacino Dr. Sparacino
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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I have sinus drainage, sore throat, & cough but no fever. What can I take for relief?

I have sinus drainage, sore throat, & cough but no fever. What can I take for relief?

See your doctor: If your symptoms have been this persistent, you need to see your doctor. He/she will listen to you, do an examination, and possibly run some tests to see what's wrong.

Dr. David Reynoso Dr. Reynoso
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
5 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at Houston
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Clear sinus drainage down back of throat, fever, body aches, fatigue. Cant take Nsaids or OTC meds, What else can I do for some relief.

Clear sinus drainage down back of throat, fever, body aches, fatigue. Cant take Nsaids or OTC meds, What else can I do for some relief.

Treat symptoms: Use tylenol for fever, headache or body aches. Use a netti pot or nasal rinses with water or saline for congestion. Use non-prescription antihistamines and/or steroid nasal spray for congestion. Honey, lime and whisky in hot water for sore throat. It should pass in 5-10 days if it's a virus.

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
53 years in practice
University of Vermont College of Medicine
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Dr. Robert Devin Dr. Devin
Dentistry
43 years in practice
Georgetown University School of Medicine
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Constant sinus drainage in throat make glands hurt or is it an infection?

Constant sinus drainage in throat make glands hurt or is it an infection?

Sinus drainage: Sinus react to stimulus that cause the lining to release fluids in the attempt to clear them out. Concurrently throat pain indicates a wider area of stimulus to the body by an allergy, cold or virus. This needs evaluation by a md.

Dr. John Comisi Dr. Comisi
Dentistry
34 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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I have these weird red spots on the roof of my mouth and back of my throat. No pain and itches sometimes dry mouth sinus drainage in throat only?

Have checked: The only good way to determine if something is abnormal or not is to have it evaluated by either a dentist or physician. I would suggest having it looked at by one of those health care providers.

Dr. Louis Gallia Dr. Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
41 years in practice
University of Washington School of Medicine
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Dr. David Martin Dr. Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
24 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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Can sinus drainage cause throat numbness?

Can sinus drainage cause throat numbness?

Postnasal drip: Postnasal drip, or mucous draining down from your sinuses, will not cause numbness unless perhaps you used a nasal spray that has some numbing medicine in it.

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr Dr. Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine
37 years in practice
The Dental School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
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Can a soar throat when waking up be caused by overnight sinus drainage?

Can a soar throat when waking up be caused by overnight sinus drainage?

2 separate physical: Issues in progression. Drainage=? mucous secretions, for whatever underlying reason (s). Throat pain another response for whatever underlying reason (s). Body responses under interacting Mind? Brain? Body controls. Clinical medicine mostly emphasizes only body behaviors/theories with little understanding of bigger issues. Why? Easier & lots of physical treatments promoted as easier/less complex options

Dr. Steven Machtinger Dr. Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
40 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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I have drainage down the back of my throat, is it allergies or sinus?

I have drainage down the back of my throat, is it allergies or sinus?

Either...or both: Not enough information to make a diagnosis but I suspect some friends and relatives are trying. Here's a clue: allergic noses itch & sneeze while coughing is a sign of sinusitis. Watery runny nose? Think allergy. Thick goopy stuff? Sinusitis. Allergic rhinitis predisposes to sinusitis. Time to see your doctor?

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Dr. David Kam Dr. Kam
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
32 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Martin Raff Dr. Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
52 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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My son had a fever a few days ago and now has sores on his throat. Can it be from sinus drainage if the fever is gone? Or is it the dreaded strep?

My son had a fever a few days ago and now has sores on his throat. Can it be from sinus drainage if the fever is gone? Or is it the dreaded strep?

Coxsackie virus: Small ulcers on the back of the throat (retropharynx) suggest the possibility of infection with coxsackie virus (herpangina), but without seeing these it is impossible to be sure. It may also be other conditions, but not likely to be strep. The best way to be sure is to visit the doctor and get tested.

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Dr. Heidi Nelson Dr. Nelson
Dentistry
39 years in practice
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
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Been feeling like there is something stuck in the right side of my throat. Have been having, a lot of sinus drainage and I have gerd. What could it be?

Inflamed - see ENT: Your esophagus sounds like it's inflamed, probably from the gerd. Sinus drainage causes post nasal drip which can feel like something stuck in the throat. See an ent.

Dr. Peter Duic Dr. Duic
Emergency Medicine
5 years in practice
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Have sinus in head with drainage causing soar throat and occasional body aches for the past week?

See your pcp: Sinus infections will often clear on their own. Indications for treatment with antibiotics are when they persist for 10 days or more, cause significant discomfort or fevers. Your aches are likely secondary to infection and are a result of your immune response to your infection.

Dr. Michael Wolfe Dr. Wolfe
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
19 years in practice
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I've had lots of sinus drainage for a few days and today, my throat is really sore. It only really hurts when I yawn. What should I do to cure this?

Not to worry.: Sinus drainage and a sore throat for a few days sounds like a virus. It may get worse over the next couple days these upper respiratory infections should begin to improve after 7-10 days. The best thing to do is treat the symptoms with otc meds. Watch for persistent high fever, problems breathing, etc. If you are not getting better after 7-10 days, you may benefit from seeing a primary care doc.

Dr. John Weeks Dr. Weeks
Family Medicine
41 years in practice
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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What are some good remedies for a sore throat caused by sinus drainage?

What are some good remedies for a sore throat caused by sinus drainage?

Stop the drip: Depending on the cause of the sinus drainage: allergy, infection, etc. If allergy: try antihistamines like claritin, zyrtec, etc which are otc, nasal salt water rinses, and get a prescription steroid nasal spray from your doctor if that doesn't help. Throat sprays and gargles can help temporarily. Good luck!

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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr Dr. O'leary jr
Urgent Care
15 years in practice
Georgetown University School of Medicine
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Burp all the time. Sometimes can't seem to get a deep breath or burp when getting breath. Clear throat a lot. Some noticeable sinus drainage.?

Burp all the time. Sometimes can't seem to get a deep breath or burp when getting breath. Clear throat a lot. Some noticeable sinus drainage.?

GI: Do you have problems swallowing food? Any history of acid reflux/GERD?
Please visit a GI specialist for an upper endoscopy. Sinus drainage probably unrelated. Good luck.

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
Pain Management
32 years in practice
UCLA School of Dentistry
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Soreness in throat. Feels like soreness from sinus drainage but only is in 1certain spot. What could it be? (feels swollen like strep but doesn't hurt)

Soreness in throat. Feels like soreness from sinus drainage but only is in 1certain spot. What could it be? (feels swollen like strep but doesn't hurt)

Seasonal flu: Seasonal flu it is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. If there is no improvement or sore throat is severe or lasts longer than another week, or you are getting joint pain; see your pcp for evaluation. For headache as an abortive NSAID otc. Hope it helps.

Dr. Pouya Shafipour Dr. Shafipour
Family Medicine
19 years in practice
Loma Linda University School of Medicine
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I have sinus drainage that mostly bothers my throat and causes nausea and fatigue for going on eight months w no other symptoms. What can I do to help?

Rinse/nose spray: Are effective in treating postnasal drip. Saline rinse with devices such as the netti pot are effective in reducing sinus inflammation. Also seeing a doctor for evaluation of nasal turbinates and potentially giving you a prescription for a nasal antihistamine or steroid might help. Other ways to improve this include eliminating dairy and gluten for 2 weeks to see if it helps. If no help, restart.

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Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more


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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