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acute pharyngitis /swine flu - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   i was wondering if someone could help me figure out what i have. i didnt want to call because i had a very irritating sore throat all night and am trying not to speak today. it started on wed morning of this week.i just felt kinda tired, and the tiniest bit of congestion way back in my nasal passage, my nose and throat felt super dry but thats all i felt. then yesterday i felt the same all day, the congestion would come and go, then in the evening my throat began to feel very sore. i couldnt sleep at all lastnight because of it, but it wasn't painful or anything, jsut feels like your typical annoying sore throat. this morning same. little tiny bit congestion, but sore throat. i've only sneezed and coughed about a total of 5 times the whole time. no fever. my muccus is 95%clear one or two times the slighest yellowy-clear. i hope you can help!!! thank you!
Doctor :  
How can i help you?
Doctor :  
Give me a minute to read through your problem.
User :   ok, thanku
Doctor :  
I shall help you in this.
Doctor :  
You seem to have a upper respiratory tract inflammation.
User :   great! :)
Doctor :  
The cause is probably viral.
User :   it doesn't sound like flue?
User :   sorry flu*
Doctor :  
Before i comment further, May i know your age, gender and location?
User :   27, fem, arizona
Doctor :  
This in common language is termed as flue.
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :  
Do you smoke?
User :   no, never
Doctor :  
Do you have asthma or any other medical illness?
User :   no i dont
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
I will suggest you these.
Doctor :  
!. Frequent gargling of the throat.
Doctor :  
Use salt warm water for gargling.

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