Find Out What’s Causing Your Sore Throat Phlegm
You have a sore throat with phlegm or mucus coming out of your nose. Gross. Just kidding! We aren’t here to judge. In fact, we’ve all been in the same place, suffering from a sore throat with mucus flowing in every direction. These symptoms are pretty common and can be a sign of a variety of conditions, such as the flu, the common cold, or allergies.
Since the flu, common cold, and allergies typically start the same way, it can be hard to tell which one is affecting you and when you should seek medical treatment. If sore throat and phlegm have got you down, don’t worry–FastMed is here to help. We can tell you the difference between cold, flu, and allergy symptoms. From there, we can help you decide whether to visit a FastMed location near you for treatment or just wait it out.
Cold: The common cold is exactly that, common. If you’re experiencing sore throat mucus, it is likely you just have a cold. Some common cold symptoms include:
- Sore throat
- Phlegm or mucus
Since a virus causes the common cold, it can’t be treated with antibiotics. In this case, you should rest, drink plenty of liquids, boost your Vitamin C intake, and take over-the-counter medications to ease your symptoms.
Allergies: Allergy symptoms often mimic cold symptoms and typically start with a sore throat. Symptoms may also include:
- Swelling in your nasal passages
- Runny nose
If you are experiencing allergy symptoms, visit FastMed to consult with a medical professional on treatment options such as nasal steroids and antihistamines.
Influenza: Flu symptoms are similar to cold symptoms but may also include:
- Muscle soreness
If you think you have the flu, the best thing you can do is visit FastMed within 48 hours of the start of your symptoms. Our medical professionals can provide you with treatments that lessen the severity of the flu symptoms and lower the level of contagion. All of this helps you avoid spreading it to others.