I am experiencing sore throat. The following also describe me: Fever, Runny nose, and Cough. What should I do?

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). A couple days of throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) can lessen pain.

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Been having stuffy/runny nose and sore throat/cough no fever no headache. What can it 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). A couple days of throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) can decrease throat pain. Read more...

I have been really sick with a fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, and runny nose for about 5 days now. I can't sleep, what can I do?

Hard to say. You could have an ear infection, strep throat, pneumonia or the flu. These type of complaints are better served in person to talk to you, examine you, check your vital signs and then give you the best information. Please see a doctor as soon as possible. Read more...