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What are some ways to make a sore throat feel better?

What are some ways to make a sore throat feel better?

Sx relief: 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

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Can drinking liquor make my sore throat feel better?

Can drinking liquor make my sore throat feel better?

No: It is not a good idea todrink liquor for sore throat but gargles with warm salt water, suck on popsicles to help with pain, or chloraseptic otc ...Read more

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I have a sore throat what makes it feel better?

I have a sore throat what makes it feel better?

Throat lozenge?: Simple things like gargling, throat lozenges are a good start. If its more painful, maybe some pain medication like tylenol (acetaminophen)? If its really bad, we need to figure out the underlying cause and perhaps treat that. ...Read more

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I got Sore throat, what should I do to feel better sooon?

Depends: You can gargle with salt water, aloe solution, and other OTC products designed to ease the discomfort. You could also get tested to be sure this is not Strep throat and you do not need an antibiotic to prevent acute rheumatic fever. Check with your family doctor. ...Read more

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How can I make my baby’s sore throat and cough feel better?

How can I make my baby’s sore throat and cough feel better?

Fluids&Humidificatio: Cough and cold medicines have been found to be ineffective and potentially harmful in young children and infants. ...Read more

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My eleven old has high fevers and sore throat, how can I make him feel better?

My eleven old has high fevers and sore throat, how can I make him feel better?

See the doctor.: It sounds like he needs to go to the doctor. High fever and sore throat could be just a common virus, but it also could be strep (which needs to be treated with antibiotics) or influenza (which may also need treatment). Depending on his temperature, he might need to be seen today. ...Read more

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How can I feel better from having fevers, sore throat, cold and headaches for 3 days?

How can I feel better from having fevers, sore throat, cold and headaches for 3 days?

Strep culture /test.: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & asmall amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Fever/ pain – acetaminophen/ nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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I have sore throat, weakness and a mild fever. It is quite bad yesterday but today it seem to have subsided. What can I do to feel better?

I have sore throat, weakness and a mild fever. It is quite bad yesterday but today it seem to have subsided. What can I do to feel better?

URI: Sounds like a viral illness, but you should probably get a strep screen to make sure this is not strep throat. Otherwise, use otc meds to manage symptoms, drink lots of fluids and stay and rest in bed until this resolves. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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What is wrong with my sore throat? When can I feel better? I have a painful sore throat. It has lasted 9 days now. I went to the doctor, and she said that my blood test shows it has a lot of qualities of mono, but is not mono, and it is showing a raise

What is wrong with my sore throat? When can I feel better? I have a painful sore throat. It has lasted 9 days now. I went to the doctor, and she said that my blood test shows it has a lot of qualities of mono, but is not mono, and it is showing a raise

Sore: Sore throat is a fairly common symptom associated with many illnesses. Most of the time it resolves on its own without any other issues. Occasionally it can be due to something more serious that needs treatment. Without examining you myself and sending tests, I cannot tell you what you have. Reasons to seek care again are: - any fever - since it could be strep and you can't tell without an exam/testing - were you tested for strep? - if it lasts longer than 3 or 4 days - any difficulty opening your mouth - unable to swallow - severe pain - bleeding in the throat - redness or swelling on the outside of the neck - any difficulty breathing or noisy breathing 9 days is a long time to have a sore throat and sometimes as the illness goes along, clues as to what is causing your pain can become more apparent. Give your doctor another call or consider seeing an ear, nose and throat specialist. In the meantime, taking Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen for pain, drinking plenty of fluids such as hot tea/broth or cold liquids and a spoonful of honey can help. ...Read more

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Drainage, sore throat and tender lymph nodes in neck.3rd day of 250mg z-pak. Feel better overall, but throat still very sore and nodes tender.

Drainage, sore throat and tender lymph nodes in neck.3rd day of 250mg z-pak. Feel better overall, but throat still very sore and nodes tender.

Takes time....: Takes time to get rid of residual inflammation. A mouth spray (chorseptic) and NSAID can help your throat pain. "we are still not in the time of getting better yesterday! ". ...Read more

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I got sore throat starting 1wk ago. Now I feel better but have tan / pinkish sputum. Tongue also hurts when I extend forward. Eyes hurt a bit. Thoughts?

Sore throat symptoms: I can't say precisely why you are having these symptoms, but one possibility is that you had significant tonsillar inflammation with your sore throat, and sometimes, when the tonsils and the superficial blood vessels swell with inflamation the smallest vessels can break and leak a small amount of light-brown and/or blood tinged sputum. I would not worry about. Wait at least another week. ...Read more

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Sore throat liquid coming up when drinking water eat pudding feel full then second cup of pudding feel better Prevacid (lansoprazole) it doesn't work

Sore throat liquid coming up when drinking water eat pudding feel full then second cup of pudding feel better Prevacid (lansoprazole) it doesn't work

Possible reflux: There are other medications you can try out there like nexium (esomeprazole) or Prilosec. Observe if you have any acid taste in your mouth, or wake up with acid in your mouth at night. Do your have heartburn? This could point you towards reflux as a cause. You can try antacids like tums or mylanta or maalox but do not take them with Prilosec or the nexium (esomeprazole) as it inactivates the meds and will not work. ...Read more

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Viral illness on day 5. Shouldn't I be starting to feel better. Still feel very very sick with body aches sore throat cough and weakness. Son has it 2?

Viral illness on day 5. Shouldn't I be starting to feel better. Still feel very very sick with body aches sore throat cough and weakness. Son has it 2?

Not necessarily: It depends on the virus and any prior immunity you may have to one of it's cousins. Mono can keep an adult down for 3 weeks, as can mumps. Some others pass in a few days. It is all quite variable. ...Read more

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Sore throat and sinus drainage with tender lymph nodes in neck. On 3rd day of z-pak, feel better overall, but not in throat or neck. See a dr?

Patience: If you feel you are getting better I would give it some more time. Your lymph nodes can stay swollen for months after an illness. If they are getting larger, or more numerous, that is a different story and see your doc asap. ...Read more

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I have taken 4 pills of 850 mg of amoxicillin so two days worth for fluid in both ears and a extremely sore throat. How long b-4 I should feel better?

I have taken 4 pills of 850 mg of amoxicillin so two days worth for fluid in both ears and a extremely sore throat. How long b-4 I should feel better?

Full dose: That all that was prescribed by your doctor. Big mistake to stop taking it after 2 days or even afternyunstart feeling better. Take the complete prescribed dose. ...Read more

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