Sore throat. Crusty eyes. Cough/ flu?

Sounds like a virus. Sore throat, crusty eyes and cough sound like a virus but not typical symptoms of the flu. Flu symptoms usually cause high fever, lethargy, body aches in the winter months depending on your location. If you are having difficulty swallowing due to your sore throat you may want to be seen to check for streptoccal pharyngitis.

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My 5 year old has a cough, yellow snot/congestion, sore throat and woke up with crusty eyes, no fever...I'm guessing that she has a virus???

Viral infection. Viral infection is likely given all the symptoms. Multi-symptom cold preparations not recommended in children under six. Follow up with doctor if ear pain develops or eye discharge increases. Read more...

Very sore throat for 2 weeks with green mucus. Now the last 3 mornings I have been waking up with crusty eyes. Have taken cold & flu tablets no better?

Sinusitis? Sounds like you may have a sinus infection. Regardless sore throat and green mucus for 2 weeks deserves a trip to the doctor. I suspect you are going to need antibiotics. Good luck. Read more...

My 3 yr old daughter developed a painful cough & sore throat 4 days ago. Bloodshot eyes. High fever at night only. Is this the flu? Something else?

Cough. This could be the flu or another viral illness. It could also be a bacterial illness such as strep throat or even pneumonia. I recommend you consult with your doctor so the correct diagnosis can be made and the appropriate treatment plan implemented. Read more...

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?

Mgt. From your description, another possible cause is an allergic reaction. I would recommend a dose of an over the counter antihistamine to assess if it helps. Have you had your flu vaccination? If not, I would recommend it unless otherwise contraindicated. Read more...

Why do I have a headache when I move my eyes? Yesterday I had a 102 fever but today it's back to normal but still have a cough and a sore throat...

Viral or strep? It is quite possible that you have a viral upper respiratory infection given the fever, headache, pain with moving your eyes, sore throat and cough. You could also have a "strep" throat and a have rapid test at a physician's office t (although it is not 100% sensitive). These two are sometimes hard to differentiate. Consider seeing a physician, especially if you feel that you are getting worse. Read more...

6 yr old cough for 8 days, coughing so hard vomiting, headache, sore throat, neck hurting, has no fever, very pale, whites of eyes cloudy wont eat?

Serious. Cough with vomiting always brings to mind pertussis, although you don't describe a barking cough prior to that. More serious, however, is the eight days of no eating with cloudy sclera and associated paleness. Get your kid seen today, if not now at the hospital. Read more...
See your doctor. Coughing spasms to the point of vomiting might mean pertussis or one of its variants. There are ways that this diagnosis can be established and antibiotic treatment might be needed. Best see your physician. Trying honey, applying vicks vaporub to your child's chest, drinking vitamin c juices (orange, lemon, lime) and zinc lozenges have been scientifically shown to help the symptoms. Read more...

6 yr old started with cough, now sore throat, runny nose and fever. Her eyes started swelling shut. Allergy or something else?

Sore throat. See your doctor to rule out a strep throat as your child has fever and a sore throat. It could also be due to a virus but strep must be ruled out. Read more...
Sick child. It would be good to have a little more information. I would probably ask if she been given any medication during this illness. How long symptoms have been present? If just a few days most likely a virus is reason for symptoms. If over 10 days or rapid worsening in less time a bacterial infection possible and may need antibiotics. Eye welling could be allergy if medication given. Needs evaluation. Read more...
Cough = allergies? Allergies do not present with a fever. Generally allergy season starts earlier in most areas. Cough, sore throat, fever are generally symptoms of a cold. Eye swelling can be associated with a sinus infection but generally symptoms have to last longer. Make sure she is not having any breathing difficulties. If so, call 911 immediately. Read more...
Viral infection. Generally allergy will not cause a fever so probably an upper respiratory infection is the diagnosis. Can be contagious and needs to see a family doctor to make sure the sore throat is not bacterial infection like strep. Eyes can swell with upper respiratory infections. A cold compress over the eyes will provide relief. Read more...

I've got a dry cough and sore throat. Woke up today with eye discharge. No fever. Any ideas. I just got over a cold 2 weeks ago?

Sore Throat. 90% of sore throats are caused by a virus and are not strep throat. If you are a smoker, do not smoke. Sore throat can be helped with some soothing beverages like orange tea, salt water gargles, use Aleve (naproxen) for pain control, and try some zinc lozenges. You can use a humidifier if you have one. If pain persists, or you get a fever, see a doctor. Stay hydrated as well. Good luck. Read more...