Stuffy nose and sore throat


Stuffy nose and sore throat


A group of problems and diseases can cause boredom with a stuffy nose and sore throat, along with fever, cough, body aches, and so on.

A very common allergy causes nasal congestion and a sore throat, which can be followed by a simple cold, and sometimes covid 19 also presents with nasal congestion and a sore throat.

In the following our doctors talk more about stuffy nose and sore throat.


Causes of stuffy nose and sore throat

What are the symptoms of Covid 19?

What are the symptoms of a simple viral cold?

What are the symptoms of seasonal flu?

What are the symptoms of seasonal allergies?



Causes of stuffy nose and sore throat

Here are some common causes and symptoms:


Covid 19

Simple viral cold




  • Covid 19

These days, all the medical circles of the world are talking about a new virus from the coronavirus family.


The virus is highly contagious, can have as simple a manifestation as a mild cold, or cause a storm of immune system-destroying reactions that lead to death.

  • elderly
  • People with underlying lung, heart and kidney diseases
  • People with diabetes and high blood pressure

They are more prone to the high-risk form of this emerging and strange disease.


What are the symptoms of Covid 19?

Recognize some of the symptoms of covid 19:

  • Fever, chills
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sometimes headaches
  • Occasional fatigue
  • Sometimes body aches
  • Occasionally a stuffy nose and a sore throat
  • Dry cough


It is important to note that symptoms of upper respiratory tract infections such as nasal congestion and sinus congestion are not very common in the covid 19.

People in the community may show a range of clinical symptoms from very mild to very severe and very critical and life-threatening.


  • Simple viral cold


What are the symptoms of a simple viral cold?

A group of viruses can cause common colds that are usually accompanied by the following symptoms:

  • Runny nose and eyes
  • Mild coughs
  • Sneezing
  • Sometimes nasal congestion
  • Sore throat
  • Sometimes fatigue
  • Rarely a headache
  • Body aches
  • Sometimes fatigue but not very severe


Rest, drinking warm fluids along with adequate sleep, and OTC (over-the-counter) anti-inflammatory drugs such as acetaminophen and ibuprofen will help you get rid of boredom within a week.


  • Influenza


What are the symptoms of seasonal flu?

Influenza viruses are the cause of seasonal flu. It usually lasts five to seven days. Below are some of the symptoms of seasonal flu.


  • Fever, chills
  • Coughs that are often dry
  • Body aches
  • Fatigue
  • Occasionally runny nose
  • Sometimes nasal congestion
  • Sometimes sore throat
  • Influenza in children can be associated with diarrhea.


Most people recover with a little rest and use of warm fluids and OTC painkillers.

Getting vaccinated on time will help keep you from getting severe forms of seasonal flu.


Keep in mind that all respiratory infections and viral infections can be cured without the need for antibiotics. Antibiotics are only recommended by your doctor if your symptoms do not get better and get worse after a week or your symptoms return more severely after a slight sudden improvement.

In these cases, the first steps should be to see a doctor, avoid taking any type of antibiotic arbitrarily.


  • Allergies

People with signal allergies experience runny nose and eyes with climate change, and may also experience an itchy throat or a sore-like condition.


What are the symptoms of seasonal allergies?

Symptoms of signal allergies include:


  • Nasal congestion
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose
  • Inflammation and runny eyes
  • Allergic sinusitis
  • Headache
  • Shortness of breath due to inflammation and swelling of the airways
  • Itchy throat, ears, nose and eyes


Antihistamines and OTC anticonvulsants help reduce your symptoms a little.


Stuffy nose and sore throat


Corticosteroid nasal sprays and other medications are sometimes prescribed by your doctor, but keep in mind that the best way is to avoid exposure to stimulants.


If you have a stuffy nose or sore throat that has not healed within a week despite following these tips, if you have worsening symptoms, you must see a doctor, if you have shortness of breath (especially progressive shortness of breath), you must call the emergency room without wasting time or go to the nearest medical center immediately.

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