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painful sore throat, swallowing, coughing up some blood?

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I have it about an week, painful sore throat, swallowing, coughing up some blood. Also bleeding sore nose and sneezing. I have also hot and cold shivers I feel tired. Physician has prescribed for me some difflam spray. Is it sufficient ?
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replied January 18th, 2012
Hello and welcome to e health forum.

From what it appears, your symptoms are probably due to either viral or streptococcal infection.

Such infections are usually benign, and subside within 7 to 10 days with conservative management with anti-inflammatory medications like advil or motrin. Cough ‎and throat irritation can be reduced with cough lozenges and vitamin C supplements.‎

Difflam is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent, used as a spray, provides quick and accurate relief for unreachable mouth ulcers, sore gums and sore throat.

In case, you do not find relief within 2 - 3 days, or if the symptoms worsen, you may need a course of antibiotics to hasten the recovery.

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