I have an itchy sore throat and a cough that seems to get worse during the night. It also seems to worsen while lying down. My right eye get's a really funny feeling and it also feels a little watery when I cough some times. And I also get a strange itchy feeling on the right side of the side of my tongue sort of where my throat begins and tongue ends. Could this be allergies? I've never had them before but this has been and issu for about a week.
Your sore throat is likely due to postnasal drip from your nose and sinuses, often worse while lying down, which could be either due to allergy or infection. The infection could be from a bacterium, such as Strep or a virus, such as the one that causes the common cold. Unless you are having fever of 101 Fahrenheit or greater, fatigue, loss of appetite etc. this is probably due to a virus and should resolve spontaneously in 7 to 10 days; an antibiotic would be of no benefit. If it does not resolve and/or gets worse, it is probably a bacterial infection and you should see your primary doctor.
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