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Coughing at night, sore throat, sweating. History of tonsillitis. What do I have?

Hi I m not feeling very well and have a very bad cough at night/when I sleep - mum thinks it might be whooping cough . It started last night and I just had another sleep then too and woke up because I couldn t handle the couching. No I am up and about I am not coughing. I had a sore throat for about a week before I went out on friday night, drunk and smoked a lot and woke up with no voice. I have been getting the sweats when I sleep and generally don t feel very nice/ flu like sympdoms. Sore head etc. I was meant to go to the doctors today but I decided I wouldnt go because I have already had three lots of antibiotics this year for tonsillitis and dont think my body needs more. WHat do you think I may have? I m just a bit worried that smoking could give me throat cancer - as I am a paranoid person. I started last year on and off and mostly just when I go out - but sometimes at periods every day. I am only 18 so just want to be sure.
Asked On : Thu, 27 Dec 2012
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Dear Concerned.,
Thanks for writing to us.,
In all probabality you are sufferring from "Acute Nasopharyngitis"//"Ac Upper Respiratory Infection"
Pls start a course of broad spectrum antibiotics//decongestants//NSAIDs or anti inflammatory -antipyretics-analgesics//Vitamin Suppliments//Steam inhalation//Warm saline Gargling all in consultation with your MD as he knows to which medicines you may be allergic//sensitive.
Coming to investigations, Baseline blood and urinalysis//Throat Swab Culture//Sputum for Routine and Micro//Chest X-Ray PA View to rule out consolidation //LRTI.
Have you taken a flu shot//Vaccine pls consult your MD for the same.
Precautions;Pls do not consume refrigerated//tinned food//do not smoke .
Stored food acts as a culture medium for bacterial growth.Keep away from refrigerated food as it aggravates the already infected throat by causing vasoconstriction/bacterial multiplication and increasing the inflammation.
Wishing you a speedy recovery.,
Best Regards.,
Dr Lt Cdr ASN Bhushan.,
Answered: Fri, 28 Dec 2012
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