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Sore Throat, Mild Headaches, and Occasional Cough

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  • Posted By: verocca
  • August 29, 2008
  • 03:19 AM

Hi all, I was wondering if anyone can shed some insight into the following symptoms:

I've had a slightly itchy throat for about a month now; I kept forgetting about it, as it was so mild and easy to ignore. Just a fortnight ago, I was hit with a really bad sore throat... swollen tonsils (but no white patches or spots), with the left on in particular being quite uncomfortable. My left ear was also painful in some cases.

Over the following couple of weeks, the pain has subsided to become a mild nuisance (worse in the morning), and I only feel it when I swallow (it has moved to the right, and I feel it in my right). Sometimes, I have a dry coughing-fit. Additionally, I now get periodic headaches briefly in the morning, sometimes when I'm talking to people, but never if I'm just relaxing quietly or working at the computer.

The headache itself I can feel in the lower back of me head and sometimes radiating to the front of my head. I also feel it radiating to my deltoids and upper back.

Otherwise, I'm fine... no fever, no vision problems, just a slightly tired feeling.

Right now, I'm hoping it will just fix itself soon. My GP is booked out until the weekend, and I won't have any time for follow-ups as I leave overseas the following Monday for a month! Its a long-overdue vacation, so I'm really hoping not to ruin it by getting sick... lol. :D

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  • You might have a sinus problem, with drainage to the throat...have you tried rinsing your nose out with saline? (use a netti pot, or buy the nasal saline sprays). Also, you might gargle with salt water for your throat. Hope you have a great vacation! Marionstar
    marionstar 228 Replies
    • August 29, 2008
    • 03:53 AM
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  • I had similar symptoms and it turned out to be Strep. There are numerous strains and mine was not detected on the "quick test" at my Dr. I had to go to a lab and have it done where they actually cultivate the culture and look for harmful bacteria over a period of days. I was surprised the test was very affordable. The strain I have is very slow growing and has not caused me a fever or sore throat - only scratchy like an allergy and slight cracking in my voice sometimes. It seemed to be spreading to my chest. I hope I caught it in time. It can also attack the central nervous system and brain which could explain the headaches. Do not leave strep untreated. Believe me, I have had it for a while now and you can have it and think you might just have allergies. It's not always painful. Mine seemed to start in my throat, then attacked my urinary tract and digestive system as well as headaches. Good luck.
    medicalconcerns 8 Replies
    • October 18, 2008
    • 04:04 AM
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