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Small white bump behind throat, chest tightness, fever, difficulty breathing, coughing. Serious symptoms?

Small white bump in back of throat , 100degree temp, tight chest and slightly hard to breath when taking a breath. Not a lot of coughing but when I do cough its bad and I cant hardly catch my breath and it feels like my airway wants to close so I cant suck in any air to cough it back out. What could this be? Is it something serious?
Asked On : Tue, 12 Mar 2013
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It looks like pharyngitis, upper respiratory infection.
The occasional cough is due to post-nasal drip i.e., when the nasal secretions drops on the epiglottis due to gravity, the larynx tries to expel it out through cough.
Take symptomatic treatment like nasal decongestants, antihistamine, and antibiotic if necessary.
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Answered: Tue, 12 Mar 2013
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