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Scratchy throat. Sore, tender neck. Greenish mucus in throat. Should I be worried?

Hi doctor, I'm having issues with my throat. Yesterday it was a little scratchy but not too bad, however my neck was very sore and tender. Today i still have a little bit of a scratchy throat but no aches. My throat seems a little swollen though, but i can breathe fine. I feel like i constantly have mucus build up in the back of my throat but I never cough any of it up or swallow it, its always there. I did cough up a small chunk of greenish mucus (gross) but thats it. Should i be worried?
Asked On : Mon, 15 Apr 2013
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Hi, many thanks for the query!
Nothing much to worry, Get Sputum (Culture & Sensitivity) done with an empty stomach, early morning sputum sample.
Start antibiotics as per the report, betadine gargles, soothing agents with your doctor's opinion.
Also turmeric in warm milk in the night will help.
Wish you a good health.
Take care.
Answered: Thu, 27 Jun 2013
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Allergist and Immunologist Dr. Suman Kumar's  Response
this is infection of sinuses acute sinusitis as there is postnasal drip of mucus in throat and in infection the mucous is colored and smells
get metronidazole 200 mg bd for 10 days as they are the fastest clearing agents of sinus infection
add anti allergic fexofenadine 120 mg bd to decrease the production of mucus in sinuses
as the post nasal drip can go to stomach causing gerd add liquid antacid tds
apply neomycin h ointment in nose bd to prevent triggering reactions by pollens
and sea water drops 2 drops at night each nose to clear back of throat and sinuses from standing mucus
continue 3 week and if recur get xray pns and get treatment accordingly
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General & Family Physician Dr. Lohit K's  Response
Hi thanks for using HCM.

Your history suggests that you are suffering by throat infection. So start doing concentrated salt water gargle twice a day before food. Take Tab Paracetamol 650 mg three times a day and an antibiotic. If it worsens then consult your doctor for examination and management. Wish you good health.

Answered: Thu, 27 Jun 2013
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