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  • 5 days ago

    Question about voice development

    Hello 18 year old late boomer here and throughout the entirety of this year (nearly 8 months) i have had constant post nasal drip with mucus/phlegm in the vocal chords and pains in the sinus's(maybe sinusitis i don't know). I think this all may be caused by my dirty room as it is filled with dirty clothes, papers and there is dust every where. Also during this 8 month period i did not think to try and clear my sinus's by blowing my nose or make any other attempts to try and clear my throat....
  • 6 days ago

    Mechanism of getting sick

    Hello to everyone, I am a new member and have some medical questions. I have no background on medicine (I am an engineer) so maybe my questions and thoughts are very basic and solved but I will give them a try. My main query is about the mechanism that underlies the process of getting cold as well as some extra questions on the subject. To my understanding and judging by experience solely, getting cold is a matter of bacteria growth rate and temperature (conditions). I am not talking about illnesses....
  • 7 days ago

    Could I have tonsillitis and would I need surgery?

    Hello. I am an 18 year old female and for as long as I can remember I wake up with a sore throat. In the beginning, I thought it was the start of a cold, but it's just my tonsils that are inflamed and red and it is constantly an issue. I also see some white spots(what looked like phlegm or puss) on my tonsils sometimes. I am also told that I snore loudly, so I went ahead and looked at my tonsils as they're swollen and saw how small of an airway I have. However, recently my tonsils became....
  • 21 days ago

    6 months swollen tonsils

    This is really about my 5 year old daughter. She was never sick until Feb. last year. Feb she had a stomach bug and then in April she got an ear infection. She was 4 then. In Dec is when everything started. Since December she has had 5 ear infections (all in left, 2 in both), 2 cases of strep and 1 case of flu. During this time her tonsils have stayed swollen. Unsure what to do to help her.
  • 24 days ago

    Random coughing/sneezing fits

    Hi! At the beginning of this summer, i started to have small coughing fits and sneezing a lot. I figured this was due to allergies. I live in Central Illinois. The coughing continued, and it still happens. I don't feel like I have anything to cough up, just a dry cough. It almost always ends with a sneeze or two. The reason i'm asking is because I've noticed that doing certain things, such as bending over, will cause it. It always happens when i swallow when I'm bending over or if....
  • 1 month ago

    Pressure In One Ear; Long Term

    Greetings. I have been experiencing pressure issues with my left ear over the course of ~5yr. Most notably, during intense cardio training, the ear seems to 'open' (like during the part of a yawn, when you can briefly hear your breathing and voice with dramatic clarity), but will not 'close' again until ~1hr post activity. This tends to occur around 170BPM heart rate/about 90% capacity. Most recently, as I recover from a possible upper respiratory infection (5 days in), I am developing....
  • 1 month ago

    Another ear infection while on antibiotics

    I woke up Saturday, June 3rd with chest congestion. For a week I tried all sorts of over the counter meds. Finally on Monday, June 12th I decided to see a dr because me left ear began to hurt and my throat as well. He gave me a steroid shot and prescribed amoxicillin for 10 days. Been taking that on the dot every 12 hours. Drainage hasn't stopped. I did feel as if some energy returned the next day but that started to decline. 2 days after my shot I woke up with my right ear hurting and throat....
  • 2 months ago

    Cough, Foam, & Congestion

    Its only been a few days of congestion which for me is normal considering I'm allergic to pretty much anything nature wise; but now I keep choking on what feels like foam. I can feel it in my stomach; I'm burping - sorta; and even throwing up liquid. My cough has gotten worse than before and my nose will not stop running.
  • 2 months ago

    A Cough for Weeks and Now Other symptoms! Am I dying? Help Please!

    It starts with a cough that came out of nowhere. It started around 3-4 weeks ago. It was almost like a cough I would get after a bad cold or flu, but I had neither. I thought it was a sign I would get a cold or flu, but it never happened. I noticed I would cough up yellow phlegm still am now. While a cough was happening for the last couple of weeks, I started to notice other symptoms in the last 3-4 days. It began with some congestion, but now I am experiencing headaches as well. The headaches don't....
  • 2 months ago

    Someone that had these symptoms help me

    I woke up this morning with it being sore on the right side of my neck I went to sleep sleeping on my side and woke up started hurting but it's getting night time and it feels like some kind of sore throat. I can't really look to my right cause it hurts when I stretch it. The pain in on my artery on the left side of my neck and it feels like a sore throat cause my ears feel weird under like there's fluid in it. Someone Please help me tell me what this is