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Hi. I'm 25 years it started with a sore throat. Now my throat just feels itchy. It irritates my throat and ill start coughing like crazy. During my cough my chest starts to hurt. Kinda feels like I need to catch my breath. I've tried advil, mucinex, therafl

Hi. I'm 25 years it started with a sore throat. Now my throat just feels itchy. It irritates my throat and ill start coughing like crazy. During my cough my chest starts to hurt. Kinda feels like I need to catch my breath. I've tried advil, mucinex, therafl

Allergies/asthma: The symptoms you describe sound like they might be caused by allergies to something in your indoor or outdoor environment (pollens, dust, grass, pet fur/dander, etc). You might also have some reactive airway disease exacerbated by the same. Examine your environment for potential allergens and try to eliminate exposure to them. If this does not resolve, seek further medical evaluation/treatment. ...Read more

Ibuprofen (Definition)

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more


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My 7 year old son has had fever since 2 days along with sore throat. The fever spikes back up to 103 once motrin wears off. Could it be streps?

Possibly should see: A child with 102 that returns after meds for 2 days may have a serious illness that needs a professional it may be strep or another needs med if exam needs cult only a prof. Can tell 2-3 days is limit if nothing you have peace of mind. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to give motrin for sore throat to a 5yr old?

Is it possible for you to give motrin for sore throat to a 5yr old?

Usually ok: If your child doesn't have an allergy to motrin, it should be safe to give this medication. Make sure that you follow the instructions for dosing and duration of use until you should talk to the pediatrician. If the child is showing signs of serious illness like extreme low energy, too much sleeping or high fevers, call the pediatrician immediately. ...Read more

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Which is better: Aleve (naproxen) or Advil for sore throat?

Which is better: Aleve (naproxen) or Advil for sore throat?

Sore Throat: Aleve (naproxen) contains Naproxen and advil constains ibuprofen. The pain relief effects of aleve (naproxen) may last longer than advil. You really could use either one. ...Read more

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Sore throat, lethargy, x3 days. Ok to breathe/swallow, neg strep & xray, fast pulse. ER gave steroids & motrin for visible epiglottis. Should I worry?

Sore throat, lethargy, x3 days. Ok to breathe/swallow, neg strep & xray, fast pulse. ER gave steroids & motrin for visible epiglottis. Should I worry?

Sore throat: I'm not sure how they saw your epiglottis in the ER, but if they think you have epiglottitis, you should have been hospitalized. Do you have fever? you are likely dehydrating which may cause the fast pulse. Strep is only one test. Were you tested for infectious mono? if there is suspicion of epiglottitis (low prob given no dyspnea or dysphagia) I would suggest coverage for HIB. See your PCP. ...Read more

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I get a sore throat every day. Slight nasal congestion and raspy voice. Swollen glands too. Advil helps, but it comes back. Any suggestions?

I get a sore throat every day. Slight nasal congestion and raspy voice. Swollen glands too. Advil helps, but it comes back. Any suggestions?

See your ENT: You have some sort of chronic problem, but it is hard to know what is going on over the computer. Most likely you are dealing with allergies, chronic sinusitis, or perhaps laryngeal reflux. A thorough history, physical exam and maybe some x-rays or other tests will help sort out the problem. Sinus rinses are a helpful solution for sinus congestion and allergy complaints as well. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have an ear ache, fever, sore throat with trouble swallowing, and stuffy nose. I've been taking motrin, nyquil, and vitamin c. Nothing really helps.

I have an ear ache, fever, sore throat with trouble swallowing, and stuffy nose. I've been taking motrin, nyquil, and vitamin c. Nothing really helps.

Cold: It can be a simple cold, but it sounds like it's time for an examination. There is a possibility of an ear infection, but these symptoms can also result from a simple virus infection. Don't be in a rush to get antibiotics if your doctor feels they're not warranted. Motrin, nyquil & vitamin c sound fine otherwise. Plenty of water, also. ...Read more

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My illness started with a bad headache and a sore throat. After two days of taking Advil, my headache went away but my sore throat stayed and red, pimple-like bumps were forming all over my hands, feet, and face. Is there a way to cure this?

My illness started with a bad headache and a sore throat. After two days of taking Advil, my headache went away but my sore throat stayed and red, pimple-like bumps were forming all over my hands, feet, and face. Is there a way to cure this?

Doctor can check: A sore throat can be evaluated by a primary care doctor to see what the cause might be. Sometimes it is a strep throat bacterial infection (antibiotics would be needed to treat strep). Other possibilities include viral infections such as Hand-Foot-Mouth disease or Mononucleosis (mono), a tonsillar abcess, throat ulcers, etc... The doctor has to look at the throat and rash to figure things out. ...Read more

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Hello I have a sore throat and neck what I can do I use iboprufen but steel hurt?

Hello I have a sore throat and neck what I can do I use iboprufen but steel hurt?

Tylenol, (acetaminophen)throat loren: Most sore throats are not serious and you can try home remedies like
tylenol oe Ibuprofen for pain
warm saline gargles
throat lozences
warm bath and hot tea
mix 1tablespoon of honey and 1 tablespoon of ginger juice and touch of turmeric powder, mix it and drink it, it is old ayurvedic remedy
marshmellow. ...Read more

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I am experiencing sore throat, shoulder stiffness, nausea (severity: mild), headache (better by: rest, nsaids (ibuprofen, naproxen, etc.)) (quality: dull or aching sensation, throbbing sensation) (time frame: gradual onset) (worsened by: bending forward

I am experiencing sore throat, shoulder stiffness, nausea (severity: mild), headache (better by: rest, nsaids (ibuprofen, naproxen, etc.)) (quality: dull or aching sensation, throbbing sensation) (time frame: gradual onset) (worsened by: bending forward

Doctor can examine: 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). Some throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can decrease pain. ...Read more

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How can I treat sore throat?

How can I treat sore throat?

Depends on cause: Most cases are due to a viral infection, in which case you need a pain killer such as Ibuprofen or naproxen. ...Read more

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How do I help my sore throat?

How do I help my sore throat?

Natural remedies: Lots of things have been tried for sore throat - that's because everyone's had one! Salt water gargling helps. Some people swear by lemon and honey. Others use apple cider vinegar diluted in water for a gargle. Ibuprofen and tylenol (acetaminophen) help. You could even alternate taking them if you want! Cheers! ...Read more

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I am sick with a sore throat?

I am sick with a sore throat?

Dr. Can check throat: 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). A couple days of throat lozenges and acetaminophen can lessen pain. ...Read more

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How do I help my sore throat?

Sore throat: Stop smoking!
you can garggle with salt and water, use a saline nasal spray if your allergies are acting up. Consult an allergist if you have constant nasal congestion to soothe your post nasal drip. ...Read more

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How can I relief sore throat?

How can I relief sore throat?

Gargle: W/cool salt water few times a day. Use lozenges or chloraseptic spray. If not better 4-5 days, see Dr. ...Read more

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How can I help my sore throat?

How can I help my sore throat?

Herbal medicines: Presuming this is an acute sore throat, these are usually viral & thus antibiotics won't help (if you have a fever and fairly swollen glands it could be strep or another bacterial infection, which can be helped by antibiotics). My favorite treatments for sore throats are herbs, especially pelargonium sidoides & andrographis. Propolis, made by bees, also helps. See my comment for links & more. ...Read more

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How can I treat a sore throat?

How can I treat a sore throat?

Find the reason: And then the treatment. A sore throat caused by viral infection — the most common cause — usually lasts five to seven days and doesn't require medical treatment.
If your sore throat is caused by a bacterial infection, your doctor will prescribe a course of antibiotics. According to mayo clinic. ...Read more

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How can I cure my sore throat?

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

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What do I do about my sore throat?

What do I do about my sore throat?

What to do.: 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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What can I do if for a sore throat?

What can I do if for a sore throat?

Be careful: Perisitant sore throats, lasting more than 2 weeks can be a red flag. If this is the case consult an ENT specialist. For sure if you smoke, stop. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat. What can I do?

Consider this: Tylenol, (acetaminophen) advil, hydrate, throatcoat tea, nasal saline rinses, afrin nasal spray to lessen mouth breathing, cepacol or other lozenges. Add honey to tea. ...Read more

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I have very, really bad sore throat?

I have very, really bad sore throat?

Throat: If its that bad go to an urgent care or ER to get a culture and perhaps antibiotics ...Read more

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Why do I always get a sore throat?

Why do I always get a sore throat?

Hard to say: There are numerous possibilities. You may have an infection that never went away when you should have taken antibiotics, or maybe it was viral and then turned bacterial, or maybe u have a suppressed immune system caused by some disease or medication. It is hard to say as you did not give a lot of details. The treatment is pain reliever, like motrin 800 TID PRN for pain and throat lozenges help to ...Read more

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Can I get a sore throat from yelling?

Yes: Severe yelling can lead to vocal cord trauma or misuse of the muscles controlling the voice box and the local area. Both of these can lead to a sore throat. This doesn't happen all the time but it does happen. ...Read more

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What should I do about my sore throat?

What should I do about my sore throat?

Options: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a streph throat test.
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 ginger. Steep 5 min. In a covered pot. Add 2 to 3 tbs honey & sip. ...Read more

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What should I do about my sore throat?

What should I do about my sore throat?

Sore Throat options: 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 does it mean if I have sore throat?

More information: Is this something that just happened. Sudden sore throat is most commonly from a viral infection and will get better on its own. Chronic sore throat can be due to a whole host of things such as acid reflux, smoking irritation, etc., and should be evaluated by a physician. ...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)

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