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Antihistamine For Sore Throat
Common cold meds: The best medications for a common cold are decongestants and pain relievers. There are only 2 decongestants marketed now, phenylephrine and pseudoephedrine. The latter is more effective and you have to sign for it in the pharmacy. Pain relievers can be nsaids like ibuprofen, naproxen, or non-nsaid acetaminophen. Irrigating the nose with salt water and gargling with salt water also help. ...Read more
Hay fever,cough with mucous, sore painful throat, hoarse voice,nasal congestion, itchy ears. Which is better,
benadryl or Allegra?
See below.: If you have been diagnosed with a strep test and definitely have strep, please take and complete the course of antibiotics prescribed by your doctor. If you are waiting for a test result or waiting for the antibiotic to start working, you can take acetaminophen or ibuprofen and drink lots of fluids and eat soft foods. If you haven't been seen yet, please do see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sore throat and congestion for 10 days. Congestion almost gone, throat sore am/pm. See dr or wait?
Sore throat poss post nasal drainage. Would antihistamine help? Can I take while breast feeding? What to take for sore mild scratchy throat?
Tips: 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 & asmall amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – acetaminophen/ nsaid’s rest! ...Read more
I have a mild headache, sore neck, sore throat, nasal congestion, and chills. What's a good OTC medicine to take? Are zinc lozenges effective at all?
Culture: Most sore throats are viral and do not require any antibiotic. A good idea is a culture of the back of the throat and if the report is "normal flora" drink a lot of fluids, increase your intake of vitamin c. And be patient and let your immune system cure you. Incidentally Moxifloxacin is a third generation fluoroquinolone and is very expensive. Wait for the culture report before drug usage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Best OTC med for a head cold? Head congestion, stuffy nose and sore throat. No fever or chest congestion/cough. Thank you!
Pelargonium sidoides: The herb pelargonium sidoides, the root of a geranium native to south africa, is the best-proven treatment for colds, sinus infections ; sinusitis. It's the first thing i (; my family) take when getting sick ; has helped hundreds of my patients. It is widely available in a product called umcka, sold at health food stores ; many pharmacies. See http://naturalmedicinejournal.Net/pdf/nmj_dec09_bp.Pdf. ...Read more
Sore throat, malaise, fatigue/last 5 days/every 3 weeks/no tonsils/neg strep/ENT says inflammation/take Prilosec/allergy shots/nasal sprays/no help?
?: chronic sinusitis with frequent flares of acute sinusitis, possible, more information is needed to reach a more accurate diagnosis, ask your allergist /immunologist for a evaluation, also what are the ingredients of the allergy shots you're on, and what phase/schedule, your allergist/immunologist would be able to address your problems better, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area ...Read more
Persistent sore throat for months, malaise, L swollen, tender tonsil, currently amoxicillin, ketoconazole, anti-histamine but no better?
Culture: Have you had a culture of your throat? It appears that you may be being treated blindly. An antifungal is rarely given for a sore throat, unless there is positive culture evidence of a fungal infection. Furthermore, amoxacillin may not destroy as much as 50% of NTHI (a bacteria very commonly causing bacterial tonsillitis. In summary, unless you know the cause of the discomfort is, Rx's a guess ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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