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Feel sick but dont know what it is? cold/flu?

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  • Posted By: asusblue
  • June 23, 2009
  • 04:02 PM

Not sure what I have,

here are the symtoms:

Sunday: sore throat only ( i get sore throats often because of drymouth, there are days i cant produce saliva at night leaving my mouth and throat very dry, sometimes with that bad tasting brownish mucus that i spit out in the morning)

Monday: Flushed fever through all of monday night my face was red for most of that time, dry ticklish cough (not a persistant cough just every now an then), nausea, muscle ache, yellow phlegm, no congestion at all, no runny nose, no sneezing, some slight chest pain, heavy chest, laborious breathing, joint pain.

Tuesday: I feel much better then yesterday but sore throat this morning that seems to have gone away, and some brown/reddish phlegm this morning,
fever is gone, but the nausea, yellow phlegm, muscle ache, some chest discomfort and some laborous breathing still persists.

I had thought this was the flu but no congestion nor runny nose..
any idea what this is?

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  • I still cant figure out what i have... Weds: green phlegm appeared with a ticklish cough, i still had fatigue and the persistant sore throat. Thurs: no more phlegm, no more fatigue just the persistent cough and sore throat.keep in mind that the sore throat is not unbearable its just very tender and feels scratchy and hurts most when i swallow. Sat: I could see 4-5 red bumps in the back of throat, also some along the inner sides. this is also when i started to notice what looks like a small red rash appear randomly in random areas with 2-3 of them throughout a day since sat. It is now tuesday and the mild sorethroat, ticklish cough, and red bumps in throat persist. what is it??
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  • Okay, Let me reaffirm here that the internet is the absolute worst avenue to proceed in attempting to obtain an initial diagnosis of symptoms. While many things might be said of your symptoms, they inarguably must be directly evaluated by your primary care doctor. The reason is sometimes not obvious, but certain symptoms can fall well into opposite ends of things which on one hand are rather benign and self-resolve, to those which alternatively require intervention and can become complicated in the absence of treatment. Most all persons posting to this forum have already been directly evaluated by their physician or specialist and questions are more related to further understanding the course of their illness or attempting to determine the reason for persisting symptoms in the absence of a diagnosis. So again, my direct suggestion here is that you make an appointment with your doctor. While we certainly welcome you to the forum, we also have an underlying concern for your welfare by clarifying the recommended process for dealing with symptoms. Best regards, J Cottle, MD
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