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Sore throat, loss of voice and pressure and pain in the chest and throat. Cold symptoms?

I started getting cold symptoms which began with a sore throat , around 3 days ago. I m so longer mucussy but all of a sudden today I ve lost my voice and my throat is so so painful. When lying flat on my back, even for seconds it gets unbearable and I can only stand the pain when I m on my side. It almost feels like pressure in my throat and chest , it s so painful
Asked On : Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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Thanks for your query.
According to your description, you are having sore throat and difficulty in speaking, it indicate upper respiratory tract infection, usually it is caused by viral infection but it may be bacterial. It changes your voice or creates difficulty when infection involves larynx (laryngitis).
Commonly it is triggered by smoking, GERD,extreme tiredness, and allergies.
You are advised to take rest, drink large amount of water.
Gargle with warm salt water.
Treat Heartburn if you have it.
Take vapors by shallow pan of water to provide moisture, it relieves hoarseness.
Acetaminophen or ibuprofen can be used for pain.
Decongestants can be taken orally or used as decongestant nasal sprays.
For further management and information please visit your doctor.
Hope it helps.
Take Carre!
Answered: Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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