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I've had a cough and sore throat now for a little over a week. I have not had a fever but I've noticed that for two days now my temp as drop below Normal to about 97. My throat is very swollen, I did have white spots back there but after gargling with salt water a few days those have mostly disappeared. My cough is very and painful especially at night. What could I have and should I go see the dr?

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you had the symptoms? Do you have a fever?

It's been about a week and say 3 days?

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

No fever. And no I'm otherwise very healthy haven't been sick in forever had a baby 9 months ago

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr.Anil, Doctor replied 10 months ago
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Hello and thanks for trusting me to help you. I am a board certified consultant with over 30 years of experience.
Please provide more information regarding your question so I can help you in detail.

Phlegm at back of throat?

What is the color of phlegm?

Constant throat irritation and clearing?

Are you taking any medications?

Shortness of breath?

Chest pain while coughing,deep breathing?

Stuffy nose?

Clogged ears?

Waiting for your response.
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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
No phlegm just very dry cough. Sometimes just talking seems to bring a coughing spell. Yes constant thirst irritation and clearing my right ear seems irritated/sore.
Doctor: Dr.Anil, Doctor replied 10 months ago

Thanks for all these additional information.

I understand your concern.

Well as you describe,possibly you have viral infection and eustachian tube blockage due to excessive mucus production in sinuses.

You should try some self care measures like

Steam inhalation and continue saline gargles and try oral betadine rinse.

Take nasal saline spray and OTC nasonex spray.

You should take OTC Motrin and Claritin.

Also take OTC Robitussin DM for cough.

Use a humidifier in your room.

Elevate your head while lying down.

Hydrate yourself with warm liquids,lemon/honey tea.

Take vitamin C lozenges and start a multivitamin supplement to boost your immunity.

If your symptoms'll persist then see your doctor for further evaluation and management.

Let me know if you have any further query so we can discuss it thoroughly in every aspect.

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Doctor: Dr.Anil, Doctor replied 10 months ago

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