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How To Get Rid Of A Throat Infection
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 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
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.
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
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
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
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
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
I've been in bed for a few days due to a tooth, neck, jaw, and throat infection and the medications for it. I haven't had much to eat of course but as in feeling better I've noticed that if I'm up for more than a few minutes, I get a horrible sinking feel
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