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What can I do if I have a sore throat after surgery?

What can I do if I have a sore throat after surgery?

Rest and gargle: If you had an intubation expect a sore throat.Very normal.Gargle with warm salt water for 2 days every 2-3 hours. ...Read more

Dr. Karen Sibert
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Anesthesia (Definition)

Anesthesia is a field of study that involves methods of removing sensation, pain, and consciousness from a person in order to perform surgeries, do other uncomfortable procedures, or relieve his pain/suffering. A doctor specializing in ...Read more


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How do I know if I just have a head cold with a cough and not walking pneumonia? I don't have a fever. I have a slight sore throat.

How do I know if I just have a head cold with a cough and not walking pneumonia? I don't have a fever. I have a slight sore throat.

Chest x-ray...: The only way to diagnose so-called "walking pneumonia" is with a chest x-ray. Symptoms are usually milder and so patients can walk around with it unaware that's what they have. It is usually due to a viral etiology so antibiotics are often not needed or even helpful. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a very sore throat?

What should I do if I have a very sore throat?

Dealing w a sore : Throat. If you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Saltwater gargles are helpful. Mix a tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a small amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read more

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Can I have lip augmentation if I have a cold sore? I have an appointment for lip augmentation, but have developed a cold sore. Can i still have the procedure? .

Can I have lip augmentation if I have a cold sore? I have an appointment for lip augmentation, but have developed a cold sore. Can i still have the procedure?

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Anytime : Anytime you have an active viral outbreak, you should avoid procedures that could cause it to spread. Or worsen. Those who are considering lip injections, laser or facial surgery - even microdermabrasion - should wait until a cold sore is completely healed. For patients in our practice who have ever had cold sores or even chicken pox, we provide anitviral medication to prevent an outbreak. This is one situation when "better safe than sorry" play out every time. ...Read more

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What to do if I have been suffering with a sore throat?

What to do if I have been suffering with a sore throat?

Sore throat: For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test & culture. Antibiotics are imperative for Strep Throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w Aloe Vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey & a small amt of lemon juice helps. ...Read more

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I know I have a clod but I also have a sore throat. What can I take to relief the pain?

I know I have a clod but I also have a sore throat. What can I take to relief the pain?

Symptomatic relief: In addition to taking Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen for pain relief, salt water gargles (1 tsp. Salt in quart warm water – then gargle several times per day) eating smooth, cool foods like ice cream or jell-o and sucking hard candies may also help alleviate throat pain. ...Read more

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If I have a sore throat can I take nyquil?

If I have a sore throat can I take nyquil?

NyQuil ; throat pain: Hello, it is ok to take nyquil for throat pain. There is Acetaminophen in this product that will help with the pain. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat and a fever. What can I do about this?

I have a sore throat and a fever. What can I do about this?

Soothe your throat: A sore throat can be serious but likely it is easily treated with symptomatic things like throat sprays, lozenges, salt water gargles, cold drinks and ice cream. Paracetamol and ibuprofen will also help. You should see your GP to determine if you need antibiotics. You may ask you doctor for some steroids which act as an anti-inflammatory and can greatly reduce your symptoms. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have an STI or just a sore throat?

How can I tell if I have an STI or just a sore throat?

STD eval: Should help to differentiate the two. Have you been involved in high risk sex? ...Read more

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I need to know if I have just a sore throat or strep throat.?

I need to know if I have just a sore throat or strep throat.?

Have evaluated: You are still be in an age group where untreated strep can produce rheumatic fever a month or so down the road & make the rest ur life miserable.(& cost a bunch) est.1/200 untreated strep are at risk; ~1/3 sore throats strep, ~1/600 the risk you take by the numbers.Most urgent care centers or offices can do a quick test & see if it is strep. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a strep or a sore throat from cold?

How do I know if I have a strep or a sore throat from cold?

The only way to know: For sure is with strep test/ culture. I would tell you that you get beefy red, enlarged tonsils with exudates and swollen lymph nodes - but sometimes you can have strep with hardly any symptoms. Take care. ...Read more

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What should I take if I have a sore throat?

What should I take if I have a sore throat?

Doctor can check: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease pain. ...Read more

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Hello doctor, i have a sharp feeling in my throat, it hurts alot to swallow, I have a sore throat also. Do i need an xray?

Hello doctor, i have a sharp feeling in my throat, it hurts alot to swallow, I have a sore throat also. Do i need an xray?

No X-Ray: For a chronic sore throat, the most important thing is to have a detailed history and physical exam with an otolaryngologist. This also will include a fiber-optic laryngoscopy to look down your throat and help determine the source of your problem. Imaging like x-rays are of little use. Sometimes a barium swallow or modified swallow study is helpful to further evaluate things. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have had a sore throat and headaches for 2 days?

What should I do if I have had a sore throat and headaches for 2 days?

How bad?: It depends on how severe the symptoms are and whether they have gotten worse? We are definitely the cold and flu season. Rest and fluids are generally good. I could be more helpful if given more details and with time to see how things evolve. Most sore throats are viral and resolve without treatment. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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If I have a bad sore throat and am losing my voice is it possible I have strep throat?

If I have a bad sore throat and am losing my voice is it possible I have strep throat?

Sore throat: Sore throat with fever and lack of cough has a higher chance of strep. Loosing the voice is most often consistent with viral pharyngitis. A strep test will check for strep. ...Read more

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What do i have i have a sore throat no fever and i have the chills?

What do i have i have a sore throat no fever and i have the chills?

Doctor can evaluate: 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 or irritants. Usually, a person sees a doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to see about antibiotics). Having chills may mean one's body is trying to create a fever. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a sore throat or strep throat?

How can I tell if I have a sore throat or strep throat?

See Below: You mean do I have a viral pharyngitis or a strep throat. Most sore throats are due to viral infection. Fever, pus on your pharynx or tonsils or enlarged lymph nodes near the angle of your jaws suggests the need for a rapid strep throat test. Viral pharyngitis should resolve without treatment in a few days. Take some over the counter throat lozenges and tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain relief. ...Read more

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When should I see a doctor if I have a sore throat and drainage?

Common cold: Certainly a sore throat and sinus drainage could be related to a common cold however it could be something more serious as well. It might be reasonable to treat your symptoms for a day or so but if it seems as though you are not getting better or possibly worse than it might be near to see a physician. I hope this helps! ...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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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