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How do I get rid of a throat infection naturally?

How do I get rid of a throat infection naturally?

Herbs, homoepathy: Many supplements can help treat a sore throat. Good choices include propolis, pellargonium sidoides, andrographis & gargling with colloidal silver. Homeopathy can help as well. See http://www. Umm. Edu/altmed/articles/pharyngitis-000129.Htm for advice on homeopathy & herbs & see http://altmedicine. About. Com/od/healthconditionsdisease/a/sore_throat. Htm for more on herbs. ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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How to get rid of frequent tonsillitis and throat infection without getting tonsills removed? Getting resistant to antibiotics after taking too much

How to get rid of frequent tonsillitis and throat infection without getting tonsills removed? Getting resistant to antibiotics after taking too much

Difficult problem: Difficult problem as the core of the tonsil has poor blood supply and as a result antibiotics can't get there at a high enough concentration to kill bacteria. A prolonged course of antibiotics such as 4 to 6 weeks might be able to kill enough bad bacteria to change the tonsil for the better. Good luck! ...Read more

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What to use to get rid of a throat infection?

What to use to get rid of a throat infection?

Find the cause: Before a treatment is planned the cause of the problem has to be identified. ...Read more

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I have post nasal drip following a throat infection and cold. How do I get rid of it?

I have post nasal drip following a throat infection and cold. How do I get rid of it?

Takes time: That is not unusual. Typically, it could take several weeks to resolve. Make sure that you are drinking plenty of fluids like water and you can take a mucous thinner which is called Guaifenesin to help break up the mucus. This is sold over-the-counter. ...Read more

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I have bad breath since I had a throat infection. I heard that it might be bacteria on my tongue. What should I do to get rid of it?

I have bad breath since I had a throat infection. I heard that it might be bacteria on my tongue. What should I do to get rid of it?

See your dentist: If it is your tongue then use your toothbrush to brush your tongue. If it's still a problem then see you dentist to track down the problem and if not your mouth causing the bad breath then check out your stomach as the cause ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do to get rid of this dry scratchy feeling in my throat and pharyngitis?

Is there anything I can do to get rid of this dry scratchy feeling in my throat and pharyngitis?

See doctor..: If these symptoms are persisting, you need to see your doctor to determine the cause of your symptoms as well as provide the proper treatment. If your symptoms are due to bacterial infection, you may need antibiotics. If it is viral, your symptoms will be improving over time. Drink plenty of liquids! quit smoking if you are a smoker! ...Read more

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How to get rid of bumps on the back of throat? They're not on my tonsils, they're just like little swollen spots from my post nasal drip/pharyngitis.

How to get rid of bumps on the back of throat? They're not on my tonsils, they're just like little swollen spots from my post nasal drip/pharyngitis.

? Rhinosinusitis: Meaning inflammation/infection of the nasal cavity and / or the sinuses, can be due to allergy, better see an ENT or an allergist, check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more

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How can you prevent a throat infection?

How can you prevent a throat infection?

Prevent: Stay away from people who are ill with sore throat or other upper respirartory infections. Wash hands well with warm water and soap often during the day. ...Read more

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Does taking treatment for throat infection put my baby more at risk for my Group B Strep? I'm a carrier. Abx don't cover GBS can they make it stronger

Does taking treatment for throat infection put my baby more at risk for my Group B Strep? I'm a carrier. Abx don't cover GBS can they make it stronger

Antibiotics: Hi
So the usual recommendation is that you get tested for Group B strep between 35-37 weeks of your pregnancy. If you test positive, they will give you IV antibiotics that cover GBS during labor because the GBS transmission to the baby occurs during childbirth. Generally speaking, if an antibiotic doesn't cover GBS, it won't stimulate it to become "stronger". ...Read more

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What would be the symptoms of a heart and throat infection from an infected wisdom tooth and what treatment is needed?

What would be the symptoms of a heart and throat infection from an infected wisdom tooth and what treatment is needed?

Too complex: To complex a question to Answer in 400 characters. Do NOT try to self diagnose. Any infection can be extremely dangerous, even lethal. You must see Dentist or Physician immediately to treat the infection. You, have choice of Family Dentist, Family Physician, Urgent Care, Oral Surgeon, ER, or any other qualified practitioner. YOU CANNOT TREAT THIS YOURSELF, YOU NEED IMMEDIATE PROFESSIONAL CARE ...Read more

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How long can azithromycin be taken safely? [for long term treatment] if one has recurrent sinus +chest +throat infection in one go?

How long can azithromycin be taken safely? [for long term treatment] if one has recurrent sinus +chest +throat infection in one go?

Months: There are certain chronic infections that are very difficult to treat, an dpeople can be on antibiotic regimens that include Azithromycin for over a year. People need to be monitored to make sure their white blood cells, liver, and kidneys are ok, but Azithromycin tends to be a relatively safe antibiotic. The question is whether other interventions in addition to antibiotics will help. ...Read more

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Had a throat infection. 4 months later still hav large tonsils no pain. Swabbed it myself as dr dismissed me! Found group a strep. Is Treatment needed?

Had a throat infection. 4 months later still hav large tonsils no pain. Swabbed it myself as dr dismissed me! Found group a strep. Is Treatment needed?

No: Antibiotics are given to prevent Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD), NOT to cure the sore throat. At best they may reduce the duration of symptoms by 16 hours. The incidence of Rheumatic Fever (RF) in the U.S. is one in a million cases of strep throat. Only one out of three patients with RF develop RHD. For every three million antibiotic Rx's only one case of RHD is prevented. **See my comments below: ...Read more

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What are the signs when you get a viral throat infection?

What are the signs when you get a viral throat infection?

Pharyngitis: A viral or bacterial sore throat are often indistinguishable. Redness, pain on swallowing, 'plaques' or white patched on the tonsils or back of the throat, fever, fatigue. To test thedifference we do throat cultures or screens because rheumatic fever may be the result of an undiagnosed throat bacterial infection and dosing the patient with peniciillin prevents these. ...Read more

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Since 4 year I have throat infection I don't smoke or drink but always my throat gets dry when I get up in morning and sometime it pinch help plz?

Since 4 year I have throat infection I don't smoke or drink but always my throat gets dry when I get up in morning and sometime it pinch help plz?

Mouth breathing: If you do not breath well through your nose your throat can become uncomfortable while you sleep. Another possibility is low grade atypical reflux where stomach juice can come up into your throat while you sleep. An ENT evaluation could be very helpful. ...Read more

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I have a throat infection from a cold and I have lost my voice and it's very scary. What OTC medicine can I take to get my voice back. Pls help.

I have a throat infection from a cold and I have lost my voice and it's very scary. What OTC medicine can I take to get my voice back. Pls help.

Laryngitis: Avoid mouth breathing, talking, alcohol & smoking. One treatment is lemon tea consumed while still warm. Best to brew your own rather than resort to a packaged product with chemical additives that may irritate your throat. Tannic acid in tea will soothe a sore throat, while lemon removes excess mucus and phlegm. Inhale steam, with fresh mint leaves, a few drops of eucalyptus oil, or freshly ...Read more

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M south indian. Are there lymph nodes on my throat. Why that part on my neck over my throat always seems to swell whenever I get a throat infection?

Not just: Not just lymph nodes in your neck, but the lymphatic tissue that creates a ring at the back of your oral cavity (adenoids on top, tonsils on sides, back 1/3 of tongue on bottom) may be affected by oral/neck infection. Next time it happens seek consultation w ear/nose/throat specialist. ...Read more

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I have recurring throat infection (once a year)and tonsil troubles would it be a good idea to get my tonsils removed? My throat feels heavy..

Maybe so: Criteria tha ENT doctors look for with recurrent tonsillitis is 7 episodes in a year, 5 per year for 2 years, or 3 per year for 3 years. If you meet this, you should probably have them out. If it's one infection per year, then how many years has it gone on? If you have very large tonsils that cause obstruction for sleeping, then that is a reason to remove them. You need to discuss with ent. ...Read more

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Can you get strep throat infection on your vagina?

Actually yes: The strep germ can find its way to other body areas. It is not uncommon to get a perianal strep infection so it is not impossible to have a vaginal strep infection.... ...Read more

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Dear doctor, I have throat infection which I can't swallow food and its get pain in throat. I am frequently facing this problem. Pls help me. Thanks.!

PLz be seen: You may not have an infection - it may be something else. If it is an infection the it needs to be treated. You can also consider acupuncture and chinese medicine as additional help. ...Read more

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Pharyngitis (Definition)

It is the inflammation of the pharynx, a structure that extends from the base of your skull to larynx and inlet to esophagus, behind your nose includes your tonsils and tongue base. Causes of inflammation is most often viral or bacterial. It is often ...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