Hi all, for the last 5 days I've felt very sick with a combination of different symptoms. Here is a list:
-very sore throat (not so much in the back of the throat, but more towards the top, closer to the nasal passages. hurts very much to swallow)
-heavy mucus buildup (cannot blow my nose to remove though, must swallow and spit out phlegm. also very thick and green, stuffy)
-headache (feels like the sides of my head are being pushed in by a vice grip)
-ear ache (lots of pressure inside ears)
-loss of appetite
Not much of a fever if at all and very little coughing (dry coughs). Went to the doctor's to get my throat swabbed and the test for strep throat came up negative. I am just a bit frustrated since I have made no progress within the last 5 days and I have a trip to Hawaii tomorrow. Can anyone shed some light on what I could possibly be sick with, and the best method to get well as soon as possible?