Sudden sore throat and lost voice. Make it not hurt!
August 24, 2013 10:09 AM Subscribe
I woke up Friday with a sore throat that quickly escalated to a painful cough and lost voice. What can I do to make the coughing, my lungs, and my ribs no hurt so much?
posted by Room 641-A to health & fitness (14 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I have some cough drops (not helpful) and some Mucinex (the cough isn't really productive enough to notice a difference.)
Probably irrelevant details: I spent most of Thursday afternoon/evening with some friends. Neither are sick. My temperature has been between 99F and 100F since yesterday. I've lost my appetite completely and have had a few waves of being nauseated. I have some good chicken soup I will try to eat in a bit.
Most of the other questions I found were asking more comprehensive questions, I'm just looking to address dealing with the painful cough.
You are not my doctor, and neither is anyone else. This is probably where the Codeine cough syrup would come in if I could have just called my old GP's office. I have insurance, but my GP just retired and I'm just not up for the trek to the closest walk-in clinic, so I just want to get through the next 48 hours as pain-free as possible.