Time. Those are symptoms of a viral infection and that takes time for your body to clear. I usually suggest ibuprofen for pain, and DayQuil / NyQuil for the cold symptoms. Honey in hot tea for sore throat and cough. Fluids and rest.
Might need to run. It's course. For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test & culture. Antibiotics are imperative for Strep Throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w Aloe Vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey & a small amt of lemon juice helps. >
Time! Viral infections such as the cold just take time to clear up. To help with the symptoms I would use medications as needed such as ibuprofen for pain, dayquil / nyquil for nasal symptoms and cough. Other remedies such as honey in hot tea, a room humidifier and nasal saline wash (spray or neti-pot) also help.
Dr. Can check throat. New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). A couple days of throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) can decrease throat pain.
URI. This sounds like a common cold with broken blood vessels in your nose, throat or lungs: you must be seen immediately for examination and evaluation.
You need exam by Dr. Coughing up blood should never be ignored and should warrant an office visit or at least a phone call to your physician. A normal cold will not usually result in coughing up blood unless the coughing was very prolonged and severe. Even then it's best to speak with your physician as it is one of the warning signs of lung cancer. Chelilitis is the term for inflammation of the lips. See: http://bit. Ly/1pgW3B4.
Get Evaluated. You could have a bacterial or viral infection. See your PCP or go to an urgent care center or ER immediately. For evaluation and treatment.
Tips sore throat. Sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest!
I have the runs, a runny nose, hot, headache abd sore throat. What could this be? Could it all be related?
Viral. Sounds like a viral infection, drink lots of fluids and rest, it should pass soon.