General Health Community
Perpetual sore throat
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to general health issues, adolescents, babies, child health, eating disorders, fitness, immunizations and vaccines, infectious diseases, and senior health.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Perpetual sore throat

I got a cold about 6 weeks ago with lots of congestion, coughing and sneezing. The congestion and sneezing have left, however, a sore throat and coughing persists. When I cough, I cough up clear and opaque phlegm. I tried taking Claratin and that seems to help a little. But I'm starting to think that this is beyond allergies and might be a bacterial infection? Thank you, Ed
4 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Is your sputum brown, gray or green.  That signifies an infection.  It could be that you have some asthma as a result of a brochial  infection.
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
OOOOps!   bronchial
Blank
4851940_tn?1385441629
Because this has gone on for so long, I would suggest you visit your doctor to examine your throat and chest if there is any problem in that area.

With a sore throat with a persistent cough you may now have pharangitis or tonsilitis (if you still have them).
Drink plenty of warm drinks and take pain relief in the dosages recommended.  You can also use antibacterial throat lozenges to soothe the soreness.

Wishing you a speedy recovery.

Best wishes.
Blank
1370830_tn?1280180103
HI ED, JUST CURIOUS ARE YOU STILL SICK? I GOT A COLD ABOUT MARCH 24th THIS YEAR. WELL I HAD ALL THE REG. SYMPTOMS OF A REG COLD,, BUT JUST LIKE YOU STATED THE S O R E THROAT IS STILL THERE!!!! THE COUGH IS ONLY FROM A DRIP DOWN THE BACK OF MY THROAT NOT ( NOT THE YUCKY PHLEM) JUST A VERY SALTY CLEAR LIQUID THAT ITCHES/IRRITATES MY THROAT SO I COUGH. WELL IT HAS BEEN A MONTH FOR ME AND IT IS  RIDICULOUS. COLDS DONT EVEN LAST MORE THAN FOUR DAYS FOR ME. I WOKE UP TWO-THREE DAYS AGO AND MY TONGUE WAS HURTING NOW, AS WELL AS MY THROAT. LAST NIGHT I NOTICED THAT UNDER MY TONGUE ON BOTH SIDES HAVE THESE VERY SORE ROUND BUMPS (SIZE OF A LARGE PEA) AND A SMALLER ONE IN MY BOTTOM LIP WHICH I THOUGHT WAS GOING TO BECOME A FEVER BLISTER, SO FAR IT HASN'T. I HAVE ONLY HAD ONE OF THEM IN MY LIFE AND IT WAS 14 YRS AGO. WELL SORRY THIS IS SOO LONG, I JUST WANTED TO KNOW IF YOU HAD ANY OF THESE SYMPTOMS AND IF YOU HAVE GOT WELL YET?  THANKS   HOPE TO HEAR BACK
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
General Health Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top General Health Answerers
1530171_tn?1418143903
Blank
TheLightSeeker
London, ON
4851940_tn?1385441629
Blank
jemma116
United Kingdom
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
mkh9
CA
363281_tn?1353103243
Blank
SassyLassie
Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
1780921_tn?1416842066
Blank
flipper336
Chandler, AZ
1236893_tn?1408490528
Blank
gymdandee
NJ