This question was answered on Thu 21, Aug 2008 02:49am by Dr Bhupinder K, MD

sore throat with earache,dry cough, no congestion, no fever, is not strep-difficulty talking

    
Asked by Unregistered (Male; 53; USA; general good health, high lipids; Relevant drugs:none ) on Thu 21, Aug 2008 12:26am

I have had a sore throat with dry cough and earache for two weeks.Have difficulty talking. There is no fever, it is not strep, moderate response to nsaids What should I do next?

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Answer by Dr Bhupinder K, MD  on Thu 21, Aug 2008 02:49am:

Hello, Your symptoms are suggestive of pharyngitis(inflammation of the pharynx, the portion of the throat that lies just beyond the back of the roof of the mouth and stretches to the Adam's apple (pharynx).It can be caused by an infection by a virus or bacteria. The treatment depends on the underlying cause. Viral infections are managed with warm salt water gargles, pain relievers like aspirin., and fluids.Rest adequately and do not smoke.If you are feeling uncomfortable with cough,take over the counter cough suppressants.Also use throat lozenges or throat sprays.They are available over the countert. Antibiotics are needed if bacterial pharyngitis is diagnosed. If you develop a persistent sore throat that does not disappear in several days, or if you have high fevers, swollen lymph nodes in the neck,difficulty in breathing or a rash then you must seek medical care immediately. Hope I have provided you with sufficient information.In case you have any additional queries,then pls post us. Take care and regards.

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Comment by Eric on Fri 09, Apr 2010 06:57am:
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Comment by on Sun 13, Mar 2011 02:26pm:
Symptoms of laryngitis include are Low, raspy voice and hoarseness, dry cough (no mucus), wheezing, sensation of dry throat, little or no pain, and weakening voice as the day progresses.

Comment by on Thu 24, Mar 2011 11:54am:
Sinus infection without congestion, discharge or drainage actually is a migraine in 90% cases. It's probably a cold.

Comment by on Wed 27, Apr 2011 08:21pm:
Cough, sore throat with no fever is due to upper respiratory tract infection. Take some anti inflammatory pain killers. In addition you could take OTC multivitamins. Take plenty of warm oral fluids and lots & lots of rest. For further relief from your symptoms you could do warm salt water gargles and steam inhalations.

Comment by on Thu 19, May 2011 11:04pm:
Sore throat, cough and earache can be due to pharyngitis. Nonprescription over the counter drugs of ibuprofen and paracetamol (acetaminophen) both help relieve throat pain and reduce fever.Drink plenty of fluids throughout the day and use over-the-counter throat lozenges. Salt water gargle is also a good way to relieve a sore throat.

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