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I am pregnat, I have 2 days with sore throat. What can I do?

I am pregnat, I have 2 days with sore throat. What can I do?

Gargle.: Most sore throats are a result of viral illnesses and will fully run their course in 7-10 days with the sore throat usually lasting only a few days. Antibiotics are not usually needed. Gargle with some warm salt water or try some topical anesthetic spray such as cepacol. If it does not get better within the next day or so, or you start havig fevers, call up your pcp so that they can see you. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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I am 5-6 weeks pregmant and I have sore throat what kind of antibootic should I take?

I am 5-6 weeks pregmant and I have sore throat what kind of antibootic should I take?

Perhaps none: The only sore throat for which antibiotics are needed is strep. This can be diagnosed easily by your pcp and is treated with penicillin which should have no negative effects on your baby. ...Read more

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While you are pregnat is it easier for you to have more sore throat more frequently i'am in my first trimester and I have been having a lot of sore throats n hoarseness in my voice for weeks now is this something serious

While you are pregnat is it easier for you to have more sore throat more frequently i'am in my first trimester and I have been having a lot of sore throats n hoarseness in my voice for weeks now is this something serious

Infections : Infections of this type are not more common in pregnancy. It may be that you had been exposed to someone with an infection recently. Check with your OB if you do not improve over the next week or two. Sometimes it takes a while (several weeks) for hoarseness to improve after a viral infection. I hope you don't smoke since that can slow healing and be bad for the baby. ...Read more

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I'm 38 weeks pregnant and I have a cold cough and a sore throat. What should I do?

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I'm 38 weeks pregnant and I have a cold cough and a sore throat. What should I do?

Supportive care: It sounds like you have an upper respiratory infection, which is fairly common in pregnancy; it is usually more of an annoyance than anything else. Due to your pregnancy, it's generally a good idea to avoid using medications if possible; generally safe meds would be tylenol (acetaminophen) and guaifenisen, but discuss with your ob/gyn for an exam and the final ok. ...Read more

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Can i eat strepsils for my sore throat it feels like my tonsils are swollen im 38 weeks pregnant?

Can i eat strepsils for my sore throat it feels like my tonsils are swollen im 38 weeks pregnant?

Yes, you can.: Samantha
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Congratulations on your pregnancy(38 weeks)
Yes, you can suck(not eat) Strepsils lozenges for a sorethroat at 38w pregnancy. You can even take Paracetamol(Panado) pills - 1 three times daily or so - for pain and/or fever.
Please consult your nearest healthcare facility if your condition remains the same or gets worse.
Get well soon. ...Read more

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I have a stuffy nose and sore throat, is there any medications or home remedies I can take at 38 weeks pregnant?

I have a stuffy nose and sore throat, is there any medications or home remedies I can take at 38 weeks pregnant?

Pregnancy Safe: I agree w dr. Mumneh. Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s. ...Read more

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Daughter of 15 has sore throat/ earache body ache feeling weak temp 38.1, is this an out of hour case or can wait? When is temp high?

Daughter of 15 has sore throat/ earache body ache feeling weak temp 38.1, is this an out of hour case or can wait? When is temp high?

Wait, but watch: Based on what you have said, it does not sound to be an out of hours case right now, but keep close watch. Increasing fever, pain, shortness of breath, weakness, vomiting, etc. Could change the decision to wait. The definition of a fever is a body temperature above 38, so this barely qualifies. How high is high? A fever above 39.5 would start to qualify as high. ...Read more

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Sore throat home remedies?

Sore throat home remedies?

Many: You can goggle with salt dissolved in warm water, Aspirin dissolved in warm water, drink tea with honey, chicken soup, zinc supplements have been shown to decrease the duration of a cold if you have one, etc. However, if you have a strep throat, home remedies would be a mistake as strep throat can sometimes lead to heart damage. Have a sore throat evaluated to make sure it is not strep. ...Read more

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Home remedies for sore throat?

Home remedies for sore throat?

Hot liquids.: Hot buttered rum. Hot salt water gargles. Over the counter sprays that contain phenol or Benzocaine lozenges. Some have used cloves for its anesthetic effect. ...Read more

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Sore throat after singing hard?

Sore throat after singing hard?

Laryngitis: Boil freshly sliced, peeled ginger root in water until the tea is tan. Add 3 tbsp of honey. Sip to help relieve sore throat pain and to accelerate healing of laryngitis. ...Read more

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Home remedies for sore throat?

Home remedies for sore throat?

Plenty: Salt water gargles. Sucking on ice cubes. A table spoon of Honey. Hot Tea. Popsicle sticks, ice cream. Over the counter Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen.

If no better see your doctor. ...Read more

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How long would sore throat last?

How long would sore throat last?

Depends: Viral illness better in a couple days. Bacterial sore throat better in a few days once antibiotic started. Chronic tonsillitis and tumors cause constant throat pain. Sore throat longer than 2-3 weeks needs ENT evaluation. ...Read more

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Easy tips to cure a sore throat?

Sore throat: This will cure itself in time. Have patience. In the interim you can prepare hot tea with lemon and honey and drink this as needed to alleviate symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do I beat a sore throat fast?

Fast?: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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Will a gargle help a sore throat?

Will a gargle help a sore throat?

Helps it feel better: If sore throat is from a common virus, gargling will certainly make it feel better in the short term. Yes, your probably killing a bunch of germs (virus or bacteria) when you gargle but they come back (multiply) pretty darn fast. So don't gargle to get rid of a sore throat faster, gargle cause it makes you feel better for a few minutes. ...Read more

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How can I cure a sore throat fast?

How can I cure a sore throat fast?

Sx relief: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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How long should a sore throat last?

How long should a sore throat last?

Less than a week: Viral sorethoats usually last only 3-5 days at most. Strep throat can last longer without treatment. Should get checked for strep if fever >3 days, body aches, white spots on tonsils, tender glands in neck. Mononucleosis and sorethroat from allergies or acid reflux can last much longer. Should probably get any sorethroat that lasts longer than 10 days checked out. ...Read more

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Can I swim when i have sore throat?

Can I swim when i have sore throat?

Yes, but...: Swimming while having a sore throat may make the throat more sore afterwards, if a person is ill. Also, there are usually other people at a swimming pool. If so, an ill person should avoid contact with them until he is not contagious anymore. Finally, a person can swim when he has a sore throat only if he already knows how to swim! ...Read more

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The Best way to cure a very sore throat?

Tips: No cure just relief: gargle with warm salt water to help reduce swelling and relieve discomfort. Prevent dehydration by drinking plenty of fluids. Use a vaporizer or humidifier in your bedroom. Do not smoke or use other tobacco products. Use nonprescription throat lozenges. Use tylenol, (acetaminophen) motrin, or aspirin. See doc if symptoms worsen. ...Read more

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Sore throat off and on fir 2 months?

Sore throat : See an ENT and they will make sure or is something simple like reflux. The will rule out more serious issues with a scope and a complete exam. ...Read more

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I woke up with a sore throat, why??

I woke up with a sore throat, why??

Post nasal drip: Mostly likely this is due to you having post nasal drip which can irritate the throat. If this persists or worsens throughout the day follow up with a doctor for an exam. Also, a trial of antihistamines(benadryl, zyrtec, claritin, etc) may help with your post nasal drip. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop a sore throat?

What can I do to stop a sore throat?

Sore throat: Voice rest. Gargle often with mixture of warm salt water, hydrogen peroxide, & alcohol-based mouth wash. Do not swallow. Warm salty liquids like bouillon or chicken broth help. Throat lozenges with menthol &/or Benzocaine can temporarily numb soreness. If it lasts more than day or 2 or is getting worse, see your fp/pcp for evaluation & treatment. ...Read more

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How to help sore throat with no meds?

Warm saline gargles: For non bacterial sore throats you can gargle with salt in warm water and take some over the counter pain killer and some will say drink hot tea as well
but if you have fever and feel sicker and it may be strep throat you will need prescrtiption antibiotics. ...Read more

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What can be done about a sore throat?

Tips: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test / culture. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications.
Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more

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How can I quickly cure a sore throat?

Sx relief - not cure: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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How do you make a sore throat better?

Remedy: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a streph throat test. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications.
Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.
Pour boiling water over thinly sliced >>. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat my sore throat?

What can I do to treat my sore throat?

Sx relief: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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What can cause a sore throat in summer?

Same as winter: The frequency if differing viral & bacterial infections that cause throat pain varies over the seasons. However, most germs are present in sporadic numbers year round. Flu as a cause of throat pain may cluster in nov-feb but occurs worldwide all year long. Strep throat is present continuously. ...Read more

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What can help a sore throat in a child?

See doctor: You can try to give child tylenol (acetaminophen) liquid /chewables, Motrin liquid/tab depend on child weight, suck on popsicles, drink plenty of fluids in addition to see doctor for proper evaluation. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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Viral Pharyngitis (Definition)

A sore throat is discomfort, pain, or scratchiness in the throat. A sore throat often makes ...Read more