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What causes sore throat and runny nose?

So a week ago today I started experiencing a sore throat, in which I contributed to my runny nose. After, the pain had gotten worse and I noticed blister like bumps in the back of my throat and very little on my tonsils. It did not look anything I have dealt with before as far as strep goes. My voice became hoarse and it hurt to swallow and I was coughing as well. The sore throat is finally subsiding but then my right eye appeared to have bacterial pink eye. (I only say that because I had the yellowish-green discharge.) I do not have medical insurance unfortunately so I used my kids left over pink eye medication from January. This is the third day I had been using it and I only used it the one time this morning but after I took a nap I noticed the white around the top part of my eye was blood red, and on the inner lower eyelid there is a blood spot. I have not continued to use those eye drops anymore today but I am very concerned and I don t know what to do.
Wed, 31 Oct 2018
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Infectious Diseases Specialist 's  Response
Hello,

Based on your symptoms, I think this could be a viral situation complicated with conjunctivitis (pink eye).

But, I suggest meeting an ophthalmologist to define better the reason for the blood spots in your eyes.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Monika Dede, Infectious Diseases Specialist
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