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Posted on Sat, 9 Mar 2019
Question: I have had a sore throat for 3 days. Not many other symptoms at all. Today, I was trying to clear my throat and coughed up a small amount of yellow stuff. I had chills on Monday but no fever though. The past two mornings it has hurt so bad and I could barely talk. During the day goes by it feels some better. Not really coughing or anything. I don't see any white patches.
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Answered by Dr. Prasad (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Throat and nasal examination is necessary...

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Based on your description, you been dealing with sore throat which seems severe in the morning. You also described coughing up small amount of yellow mucous; but you don't have symptoms of cough.

There could be multiple reasons for the follow symptoms; but the most probable one in my opinion is post nasal drip. Nasal examination and if necessary X-ray of PNS will help us identify the cause of post nasal drip. You should contact your primary care physician and discuss about the possibility.

In the meanwhile, I'd consider starting antihistamine (tab zyrtec once daily) along with steam inhalation and saline water gargles.

Hope this helps. Let me know if you need clarifications.

Regards
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Follow up: Dr. Prasad (2 days later)
So I have all the other symptoms now. This started with only a sore throat for days. Now my throat still hurts very sore. I can’t hardly breathe through my nose, sneezing and runny nose. Small cough what is this? Still no fever this is my 5th or 6th day being sick I feel worse today
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Answered by Dr. Prasad (10 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Start aforementioned treatment..

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

As you are not running fever, it isn't yet infected. I would recommend you starting above mentioned treatment options - tab zyrtec, steam inhalation and warm salt water (saline water) gargles three times a day.

If it hurts very bad while swallow food or if you develop fever, then we need to consider infection.

Hope this helps. Let me know if you need clarifications.

Regards
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Brief Answer: Throat and nasal examination is necessary... Detailed Answer: Hi, Based on your description, you been dealing with sore throat which seems severe in the morning. You also described coughing up small amount of yellow mucous; but you don't have symptoms of cough. There could be multiple reasons for the follow symptoms; but the most probable one in my opinion is post nasal drip. Nasal examination and if necessary X-ray of PNS will help us identify the cause of post nasal drip. You should contact your primary care physician and discuss about the possibility. In the meanwhile, I'd consider starting antihistamine (tab zyrtec once daily) along with steam inhalation and saline water gargles. Hope this helps. Let me know if you need clarifications. Regards