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upper respiratory inflammation. nothing has gotten better

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I lost my voice on Monday 08/08 and it is now 08-12. I went to the doctor when it first happened and they prescribed me prednisone for upper respiratory inflammation. nothing has gotten better and I have finished my 5 day cycle of the medication. and now my throat continuously feels tight especially while I lay down making it hard to sleep.
other symptoms include
sore throat
dry cough
coughing up mucus
headache


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replied September 11th, 2016
Cold, Flu and Viral Infections Answer A58778
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. These are mere sore throat symptoms., prednisolone should be followed by ibuprofen, salt water gargles, garlic water mouth rinses and warm comforting beverages for the relief.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan


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