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My throat is really sore, I have a runny nose, and it hurts to swallow. Why and how do I help it? Any reasons why this is? HELP!

it all of a sudden started hurting. at school. I took a cough drop, gargles Listorine, and drank some warm tea. I just sneezed and It hurt. ? HELP

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You have a cold, and part of that cold is a sore throat. Go to the pharmacy store and talk to the pharmacist, they can help you pick out a good cold medicine. I personally like either Advil Cold and Sinus or Alka Seltzer Plus Cough and Cold. For the sore throat, get Sucrets lozenges.

If you feel really bad, talk to your parents about staying in bed a day and/or going to the doctor.

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Thanks so much! I'll go tell my dad to get that stuff. Hopefully I'll be back to school soon.
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Welcome hon. I'm getting over an awful cold myself, those two are the only brands that really works for me. Keep an eye out for fever, if your cold gets really bad you can go to the doctor for a Z-Pack (antibiotics.)
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You may have strep throat. See your doctor

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You probably have the flu my dear, it is flu season soon! Just try plenty of rest, green and other herbal teas, and flu medicine, or something for cough and colds. If you REALLY cant afford to miss school or work and such, get daytime medicine, and wear a mask if you can so not to infect others. it could be an infection or something, so its always best to get a checkup.

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Thank you! I'm pretty sure I don't have the flu... I had the flu and it was WAY different. Though I think after seeing your answer that I probably caught the cold. ?Thanks
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Obviously sick...

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* you may have swallowed wrong happens to me all the time it will go away

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i just had this today... its going around..
it helps if you sleep most of the day.if your hungry the best thing to eat is chicken noodle soup and the best thing to drink is some warm tea w/ honey.. the tea really soothes your throat..if none of this helps then suck on some cough drops (even if you not coughing much) and take some cold medicine

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Thank you SOO much!
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It depends. If your throat hurts as in it feels bruised when you swallow, you swallowed something too big for your throat earlier and it makes it uncomfortable. As for the runny nose, it could be 1 allergies 2 common cold 3 flu. If your throat is dry and scratchy, you have 2 or 3. Get tissues, some warm soup and gargle lukewarm salt water. Tea with honey helps too.

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