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I have a throat that burns when i swallow or even breath,

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i have a throat that burns when i swallow or even breath, ears that itch, a sporadic but progressively more persistent cough, no mucus with the cough yet, no fever, alternating between runny and stuff nose. complete exhaustion regardless of rest. Is this all just a cold?
Submitted: 6 years ago via HealthBoards.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. RK replied 6 years ago.
Dear customer,

did you consult a doctor yet?
did you take any drugs?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
no, no. its only been occuring for the last couple days.
Expert:  Dr. RK replied 6 years ago.
dear customer,

thank you for information,

It seems that you are suffering from upper respiratory tract infection which is causing such painful swallowing of the throat.

It may be caused by bacterial or viral cause.The inflammation present in throat may spread to ear as well causing congestion and pain in ear sometimes.

The viral causes frequently causes the runny nose.The oral antibiotics may be needed to control the secondary bacterial infection.

The commonly used drugs are augmentin, azithromycin, septran, etc.The antiinflammatory drugs like motrin, advil may also be used to control pain and inflammation.

The antihistamine drugs like cetrizine, avil are used to decrease the secreations.The steroid inhalation are used in severe cases.

You should also consider the warm saline gargles 2-3 times a day to soothen the throat.

Let me know if you have any doubt.

thank you
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