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A 30-year-old member asked:

do hydrocodone pills help with a swollen throat?

4 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gary Roach
Anesthesiology 42 years experience
Not really: They can help alleviate the discomfort, but will do nothing to improve the swelling or underlying condition.
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Dr. Brian Leanswered
Pain Management 17 years experience
Hydrocodone: Hydrocodone is a pain killer. It is also used in cough syrup. It's not used to treat swollen throat.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 18 years experience
Probably not: Hydrocodone is used to manage pain. However, your md will have to determine the cause of the swelling. Allergies? Trauma? Inflammation? Systemic disease? Steroid medication or an NSAID (for example ibuprofen) may be prescribed. Please consult your md.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Determine cause: A swollen throat that is left untreated can cause a serious condition if your airway is blocked. Is the swelling due to an allergy, trauma, or an infection? Can't diagnose this over the internet. In addition, hydrocondone will not treat any of these problems. See your physician for definitive care.

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