I'm a 34 yr old male, about 11 days ago I started to get a bit of a sore throat. A few days later, I got hit by lack of appetite, intense fatigue and malaise, was bed-ridden for days and generally miserable - though my temperature seemed to stay normal when I checked it. On about the seventh day, I thought things were getting better. I got a headache just for that one evening. The next day I had blood tests and everything looked normal, and the doctor said she saw signs of post-nasal drip. I also started to feel better, and my appetite has been slowly getting closer to normal, but my sore throat has not gotten better, and today and yesterday an itchy rash has appeared a couple of times on my stomach, both times disappearing after a couple of hours, What could possibly be going on? I've read that a sore throat rarely lasts two weeks!
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Chronic sore throats can be allergic, viral or bacterial in origin. Many viral conditions like EBV (glandular fever) behave in this way with recurrent respiratory infections. Many parasitic infestations and worms increase the eosinophil counts in the blood and thus cause an increased risk of upper respiratory infections.
Streptoccocal infection is the most common bacterial infection and can cause nasal symptoms too. Indoor exposure to black mold can cause upper respiratory tract symptoms such as sore throat and cough with or without wheeze in otherwise healthy people.
Over the counter antihistamines, and decongestants and non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs may all help. However please take with prescription. Steam inhalation, drinking hot fluids and soups, warm lemonade, gargling with warm saline water are all very helpful. Do discuss with your doctor and first try and find the cause by tests like throat swabs, complete blood count, test for mono etc.
Hope this helps. It is difficult to comment beyond this at this stage. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
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