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I have these symptoms for about 7 days sore throat, fever,

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I have these symptoms for about 7 days: sore throat, fever, tonsillitis are swollen, can't swallow, coughing. What could cause this?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  physician123 replied 5 years ago.

physician123 :

Hello

physician123 :

Welcome to just answer

physician123 :

I am sorry to hear of your discomfort

physician123 :

Could you tell me your age ?

Customer:

30 years old male

physician123 :

OKay

physician123 :

Have you experienced something like this in the past ?

Customer:

No I have not

physician123 :

Have the symptoms increased or decreased since they first started ?

Customer:

decreased

physician123 :

Are you suffering from any medical condition or on any medication ?

Customer:

No

physician123 :

Thank you for the information . The symptoms you have do suggest an infection .

physician123 :

The commonest is viral ,though in the case of a viral infection it does subside within a 10 day period

physician123 :

If your discomfort still is persistent then a bacterial infection needs exclusion and antibiotics are required if a bacterial infection is the cause

physician123 :

Thus as of now you should gargle with luke warm water and salt

physician123 :

You should take advil as it will ease out the inflammation

Customer:

I have been doing that for for the past 3-4 days

Customer:

but not helping much

physician123 :

Has it not got you any relief ?

physician123 :

Okay

Customer:

just a little

physician123 :

IN that case you should get this checked and your doctor will need to prescribe you antibiotics

physician123 :

He can examine you and then prescribe antibiotics after he does so .

physician123 :

Thus as you are not gettingg better a bacterial infection seems likely

Customer:

what about fever fluctuation (37.3-38.2 Celcius) it goes up and down every day

physician123 :

The fever does come on with an infection

Customer:

can I do anything at home before going to the doctor to ease my pain?

physician123 :

So once the infection will get treated then the fever will subside as well

Customer:

I also caugh and it gets worse at night time

physician123 :

Yes all these symptoms are suggestive of an infection .

Customer:

anything I can do for that? I can't sleep because of that

physician123 :

Once you get the antibiotic treatment then these symptoms should subside .

Customer:

is there a name for that infection?

physician123 :

Well we need to treat the cause of these symptoms for which an antibiotic is required .There are various bacteria that case an infection . An example is streptococcal infection

physician123 :

Thus this is a common causative organism

physician123 :

I hope you are getting my point ?

Customer:

so there is nothing I can do to ease my pain before I go to the doctor?

physician123 :

Yes

physician123 :

You should drink a lot of liquids

physician123 :

You get cough drops over the counter

physician123 :

You should try them as well as they can give symptomatic relief

physician123 :

You should use a vapouriser

physician123 :

This will help clear the mucus

physician123 :

Steam inhalation helps as well

physician123 :

Please also take the advil as that will decrease inflammation and decrease your discomfort while you swallow as well

physician123 :

Do you have a lot of phlegm ?

Customer:

OK thank you very much for all your help. Hope I will feel better soon.

Customer:

sorry

Customer:

what's phlegm?

Customer:

don't know what that means

physician123 :

I mean to you have sputum with your cough ?

physician123 :

Do you have a dry cough or do you get mucus each time you cough ?

physician123 :

Please reply

physician123 :

you there?

Customer:

it's a dry cough

Customer:

sorry I'm here

physician123 :

Okay

physician123 :

You can try delsym or robitussin cough available over the counter to ease out the cough

physician123 :

This will help you sleep better by decreasing the cough till you get to your doc

physician123 :

I wish you all the best ,a speedy recovery and great health

physician123 :

take care and god bless...

physician123 :



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Customer:

thank you very much for all your help

physician123 :

You are welcome....

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