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Best Way To Sleep With A Sore Throat
As always, use of:
Good sleep hygiene. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep.
2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music.
3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on comfortable mattress & pillows. ...Read more
I have a severe sore throat with no other symptoms. It is making it difficult to sleep, it has been 2 nights in a row.?
Time for a doctor: Time to see a doctor and get it figured out. ...Read more
I've had the worst sore throat all day.. It's now 5:30am and I haven't had any sleep becuase of how sore it is.. Please help! ?
Sore throat: This may be Strep throat, but cannot be diagnosed over the internet. Go and be seen at an urgent care center or an ER. You can ease the discomfort with a variety of OTC products your friendly pharmacist will recommend, or you could gargle with a saline preparation. Good luck and hope you are better soon. ...Read more
Baby won't drink eat or sleep due to sore throat and awful cold what can we give her to make her drink atleast??
Sick baby. : How old is your sick baby? If you are talking about a baby younger than about six months, I would seek medical help now. You are right to be worried about getting fluids in. Babies can get dehydrated quickly. Try a Popsicle, teaspoons of some liquid, ice chips, anything really. If you don't have success right away getting fluids in, I would seek immediate medical attention. ...Read more
I have a sore throat at night and tender to touch around throat area, on the outside, almost sleeping at work it's unusual ?
Sore throat /sleep: Consider reflux and sleep apnea. Reflux at night would cause the sore throat as the acid refluxes into the throat. You can take ranitidine and omeprazole. for that and when you sleep elevate the head of bed with a pillow under the mattress. Also check for H pylori, a bacteria associated with reflux. Sleep apnea would make you sleepy during the day .F/U with doctor /urgent care ...Read more
Sore throat and I think every time I try to sleep I get stuck in NREM sleep. It feels as if I've had no sleep at all. Tossing and Turning. Thoughts.
Sleep disorder: The sore throat related to sleep problems, implies you may be a mouth breather. Sleep apnea (lack of breathing during sleep) with the usual associated snoring-- often disrupts normal sleep cycles. Although unusual in the younger patient, if you suffer with a severe weight problem and have the above problems seek a consult from a pulmonary or sleep expert. Weight loss is a good start. ...Read more
I am a teenager and I have pain in my gums. It is at the upper right side all the way inside. And along with that, I have a sore throat. Only the right side is hurting. I can't sleep because of this. Please help, thank you'?
Salt Water: Gargle with warm salt water 3-5 should help you get immediate relief. ...Read more
My only symptom is Sore throat for 9 days but the past few days I have been waking up in sleep gasping for air with a big breath ?
Keep waking with a sore throat not knowing why but my partner told me a few days ago that I use my tounge to scratch my throat in my sleep any advice?
Couple of things: Make sure you brush the top of your tongue well to remove the hair-like projections and make sure you drink plenty of water during the day. Stay away from alcohol based mouthwashes (regular listerine) right before bed and and maybe try a saliva substitute before bed. Keeping the oral tissues hydrated and lubricated should help. ...Read more
Throat started hurting about 3 days ago. I have been woken up the last 2 night by an extreme sore throat and 101 fever. I can't sleep and nothing help?
Doctor can examine: New throat pain can be from strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies. Usually, a person sees a doctor if the sore throat illness is bothersome (as in this case), comes with other symptoms (such as 101 degree fever), is recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). ...Read more
I have a sore throat during sleep I have used listerine and hot drinks help it's been 3 days like this ok during the day but it's waking me up during?
Many issued: Your primary care can guide you with all your medical concerns. ...Read more
I have a sore throat but down farther in my neck? I'm tired even after getting lots of sleep, little energy. Dr checked and levels were normal.
What levels?: If you could be more specific that would be of more help ...Read more
Had sore throat. Now Productive cough-10days. wakeup coughing evrynight=lil sleep. hv coughing fits evryday esp whn stressed. See Dr or wait it out?
I have had what I thought was a cold, but the cough is so bad I can't sleep N the sore throat N earache are horrible N e suggestions would be welcome?
How many days can I safely take acetaminophen (in NyQuil) for my sore throat (my doc recommended it)? Not strep. It's the only way I can sleep.
Not quite right:
Like so many things, tylenol (acetaminophen) is good except in overdose. The more reliable estimates are that tylenol (acetaminophen) overdoses (including intentional) produce serious harm rarely. Make sure you are NOT taking additional tylenol (acetaminophen) AT THE SAME TIME as nyquil (percocet, other cold meds, headache meds ALL have it among others).
Don't overdose, no limit on how many times you can take it. ...Read more
Had cold now sore throat healing and lost voice but the tickle is unbearable as tried medicine doesn't work so gargle brandy but need help no sleep?
See doctor: First you need to find out what the problem is. Sinus infection after a viral infection is a possibility. However there may be other causes and the cold might have nothing to do with the problem at all. Gargling with Brandy will do you more harm than good since it irritates the throat further. It's time to see a doctor ...Read more
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