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Tongue is dry and yellow, sore throat, swollen glands,

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tongue is dry and yellow, sore throat, swollen glands, constant heart burn feeling, sinus pressure around entire head, off and on fever
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Abby replied 8 years ago.
Hi Tex,
Have you seen a doctor for this? How long has it been going on?
Are you taking any medications for your symptoms?
Do you have any health problems?
What is your age?

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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
No doctors, one week now, dayquil, asprin, and lots of sleep. No health problems. Age 24
Expert:  Dr. Abby replied 8 years ago.
Thanks tex,
It has been going on for a while then!
It sounds like you probably should be seen by a doctor, unfortunately. Usually viral illnesses should be getting better after about 5-7 days.
Your tongue may be dry/yellow because you are not getting enough fluids, so try to increase your intake.
I am suspicious that you may have a sinus infection or possibly strep throat. It could also be mono...it is hard to say without actually taking a look at you.
Strep or mono causes sore throat, swollen glands, fever. Mono causes significant fatigue as well.....which you seem to be having.
If you have mono or strep, will often see white spots on throat but not always.
Sinus infections cause pressure, headache, fatigue, fever, sore throat, drainage.
I would keep doing what you are doing today but see a doctor tomorrow. Warm salt water gargles, throat lozenges, ibuprofen instead of aspirin (lasts longer).
If you have more questions, let me know.
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