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paul.fr

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what causes, and is a sore throat?
« on: 01/06/2007 22:54:38 »
I have a cold starting, and one of the symptoms i have is a sore throat. What causes this and why does it feel sore and swollen?


 

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what causes, and is a sore throat?
« Reply #1 on: 01/06/2007 23:25:09 »
Usually it is my sinuses that run down my throat that are the culprit. If I can keep my sinuses from draining down my throat,I can avoid the sore throat.. I immediately take a antihistamine when I feel even a tad sore. I take it until the running subsides, it also prevents the constant cough from sinus drip!
 

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what causes, and is a sore throat?
« Reply #2 on: 02/06/2007 03:41:31 »
paul is it scratchy and dry or just sore and painful? are your glands swollen? want a cough drop?*holds out a strawberry cough drop*
 

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« Reply #3 on: 02/06/2007 15:56:12 »
paul is it scratchy and dry or just sore and painful? are your glands swollen? want a cough drop?*holds out a strawberry cough drop*

i don't quite know as i now feel so crappy, last night i could not get warm no matter how i tried. then this morning i just started sweating, and had no energy at all. My whole body aches and just moving around is a struggle...
 

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what causes, and is a sore throat?
« Reply #4 on: 02/06/2007 16:18:35 »
Take a flashlight and look at the back of your throat in a mirror. 
If you see red or white patches, then it's probably strep throat. 
If it is a strep infection you may need antibiotics.

other symptoms include

-Sore throat
-Red and white patches in the throat
-Difficulty swallowing
-Tender or swollen glands (lymph nodes) in the neck
-Red and enlarged tonsils
-Headache
-Lower stomach pain
-Fever
-General discomfort, uneasiness, or ill feeling
-Loss of appetite and nausea
-Rash
 

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what causes, and is a sore throat?
« Reply #5 on: 02/06/2007 19:28:22 »
OOOOH I wondered what the symptoms for that were.. that definitely was not my problem!

Paul I am sorry you are so sick.. Please feel better soon!Get WELL!
 

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« Reply #6 on: 03/06/2007 03:19:24 »
yes paul, please feel better! i was sick on wednesday and felt the same way. now i have a cough but i'm ok.
 

paul.fr

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what causes, and is a sore throat?
« Reply #7 on: 03/06/2007 16:03:41 »
i think i "just" have man flu!

the question is, why does this cause so many different things. Sore throat, aching limbs, tiredness...
 

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