what causes, and is a sore throat?

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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!

"Life is not measured by the number of Breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."

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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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« 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.

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« 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...