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what to take for a sore throat and cough

A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Houghton
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Depends on cause: Strep throat is diagnosed w/swab & is treated w/ antibiotics. However, the cipro (ciprofloxacin) you're on does not kill strep. Best is penicillin ... Read More
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Dr. Carrie Cannon
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R/O Strep: It would be a good idea to rule out recurrent strep throat and if there, treat with antibiotics prescribed. In the meantime, warm salt water gargles, ... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
11 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Sore throat/cough: Non-medical symptomatic management that has not risk to supply or baby include salt water gargle, drinking honey with tea, and over-the-counter saline ... Read More
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Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Evaluation: you should see your doctor to be evaluated and treated.
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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Throat lozenge &...: Most of OTC cough meds and throat lozenge, i.e., sucret, are safe for breastfeeding.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jana Tomsky Corvalan
26 years experience Family Medicine
Gragle with salt...: Cough irritating may be result of " Postnasal drip " as sinus congestion . It causing bad sore throat and cough . Start from up down - nasal saline ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Jassey
16 years experience Pediatrics
Sore throat: You can try Advil/Motrin for the pain. Drink plenty of warm and cold fluids which can soothe the throat. Honey can coat the throat and might help th ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Noel Alonso
22 years experience Pediatrics
Cough...: It sounds as if you may be describing a post-nasal drip, which causes the itchy, scratchy throat and dry cough by stimulating cough receptors at the b ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sore throat: If you have a sore throat and you do not have a fever you likely have post nasal drip. I would get the nasal steroid spray like nasal cort . Two s ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Acid reflux: You may have acid reflux. Don't eat late, avoid alcohol, if you smoke stop smoking and try Pepcid or zantac (ranitidine).
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Not necessarily : I would treat symptoms if improves the patient feeling better.Sometimes if you suppress a cough you may not clear secretions as much but if does signi ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Pearson-Martinez
19 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Probably not: Upper respiratory symptoms like cough or congestion with a sore throat is much more suggestive of a viral pharyngitis than a step infection. Strep is ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hummayun Ismail
31 years experience Sleep Medicine
Post viral infection: Post viral infection cough is quite common and can linger for weeks. If it persists then you should see your PCP or a lung Doctor. For now take cough ... Read More

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