Had chills and sore throat, no cough, no fever. Coughed up brown skin slight blood tinge. Was not mucus. What could this be?
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). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease throat pain.
Got sick about week ago. Had chills/fever at night. Woke up better, had to get influenza shot (military) week later. Still sore throat l/cough mucus?
Mgt. Your illness may still be caused by influenza. Other possible causes include Strep throat. I would suggest having a Strep screening test. At this point,Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is not likely to be needed. If you have any respiratory difficulty such as shortness of breath, please see the ED. Read more...