Hello again! Sore throat and nasal congestion could very much be due to allergies. I see you live here in the States, and we all had a rather mild winter in most places, so the allergies are especially bad. But the chills are usually sign of an infection. Makes sense if you think about it: allergies lead to congestion, which leads to post nasal drip (sore throat, usually worse in the a.m.) and inflamed nasal passages. This in turn can lead to infection since the passages cannot drain properly, allowing bacteria and viruses to get out of hand; with infection comes the chills.
You poor woman! I hope this helps, but I hope you feel better soon! Maybe see your primary about the upper respiratory thing, and also try some over-the-counter cold and allergy remedies.
Hi Dr Andersen:
I was told that all cold medication / allergy items are contraindicated with this ativan.
Just doing a plain water nasal wash for now.
QUESTION: Don't know if I should take aspirin or
actemocin for headache - which is ok and which isn't?
You are so caring and your words make me feel reassured and better. Yes,
I live in NJ suburbs and summer I usually have some allergies that I've never really addressed. Want one day to live in a place like dessert hot springs , Palm springs where it seems people don't have to deal with these things. one day...perhaps..
Hope you have a wonderful night. Margo