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Fever Blister Treatment Salt
High fever sore throat, skin sores, painless after fever broke, white blood cells fighting virus?, then died, harmless? Treatment?Antibiotics ness.?
Chicken Pox, Secondary infection from Blisters. Effectiveness of Augmentin? High fever not abating
Symptomatic relief: Warm water gargles loosens the muscles of the throat and make it easier to swallow. It does not address the cause of sore throat. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Red irritated sore throat lasting 6 months! Nothing helps (antibiotics, salt water gargle, acid reflux, allergy meds, steroids). Remove tonsils help?
Symptoms: Cough, mild sore throat, hoarse voice, slight nasal drain & headache, no fever, vomited 1x. Meds: Cough Rx&drops, tea, salt H2O. Advice?
Few possibilities.: By your description, this could be allergies, viral throat infection or bacterial sinus infection, at least. Your best bet would be to seek a consultation with one of us here on HealthTap to go over your plight more specifically. We may be able to offer you some advice, or even a useful treatment. ...Read more
Remedies: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a streph throat test. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications.Consider making tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve throat pain. ...Read more
Does pus covered swollen tonsils mean bacteria or virus? Had fever, chills and aches for 1 day with extreme sore throat.
Possible spider bite culture came back g strep fluid drained have low temp antibiotics. 24 hrs later arm red/swollen hot what is meant by g strep?
Serious: It is possible that the spider bite could be secondary infected by group g strep. Also it could be a primary infection. The condition you are describing is most likely cellulitis caused by group g strep. Please, see you doctor as soon as possible so the appropriate treatment can be started. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Painful sore throat, cobblestones 7+ months. salt water gargle, steroids, GERD, allergy pills, antibiotics NO help. Mono/std neg. tonsillectomy time?
Soothing: It is likely that the salt draws out some of the fluid in the inflamed tissues, therefore decreasing swelling. ...Read more
How will a doctor differentiate viral respiratory infection from bacterial infection? Signs are fever cough congestion, no sore throat - 4 days.
Usually easy: Normal w/ viral uri's to have a temp up to 72 hrs. If u have sore throat it's very unlikely to be strep when u also have cough/congestion (not always the case with kids). Flu is peaking now (in us) classic symptoms are high temp congestion, body aches, +\-sore throat or cough. If u r feeling unusually ill or measured temp exceeds 3 days u should be seen (sooner if u have chronic health cond. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Your doctor can: prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). Melissa Officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in European studies to help expedite cold sore healing. It can reduce healing time by 1/2. Studies also show regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation w lysine 1,000mg orally 3x a day at the onset, can hasten healing. Your dermatologist can provide laser treatments. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Need eval.: 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
4 y/o recovering from strep/scarlet fever. 3 days after starting antibiotics small petechial rash appeared near shoulder- the rest of the scarlet fever rash is gone. Could this be from strep or antibiotics? no spreading no fever no trauma to area.
100-102F fever for 2-3 days
headache, earache & sore throat
Call doctor or treat fever/pain with NSAIDs, rest, fluids?
Child given Amoxicillin course for "pharingotonsilitis" w/o testing. Isn't this usually viral? He has mild fever, headache and a red, sore throat.
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