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What to use for a sore throat in babies?

What to use for a sore throat in babies?

Go On Child's Age: Tylenol (acetaminophen) (15 mg/kg) or Ibuprofen (10 mg/kg) can be used in all ages for short periods of times w/ correct dosing. In children above 1 year old consider honey (esp before sleep). First generation antihistamines (chlorpheniramine, diphenhydramine) can be considered in older children if sore throat is thought related to posterior nasal drainage. ...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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Can same virus have different affect on different people? For example an adult may get bronchitis whereas an infant get sore throat and fever from it

Can same virus have different affect  on different people? For example an adult may get bronchitis whereas an infant get sore throat and fever from it

Sure: This is seen commonly! A baby or toddler may just get a runny nose and cough for three days, and then the adults exposed to the child may get "bronchitis" with more manifestation of coughing during the illness. ...Read more

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5th week of preg, 2 days with sore throat & dry cough. Cough is getting worse at night during sleep. Will this harm my babies? Pls help. Tq.

5th week of preg, 2 days with sore throat & dry cough. Cough is getting worse at night during sleep. Will this harm my babies? Pls help. Tq.

ACUTE BRONCHITIS: Most probably not. It is a short attack of dry coughing episodes which can be viral or allergic in nature. ...Read more

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How to soothe a sore throat ?

How to soothe a sore throat ?

Lots of things: Gargle with salt water. Drink tea with honey. Suck on hard candy/lozenges or popsicles.Take pain relievers like acetaminophen, Ibuprofen or naproxen. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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How to soothe a sore throat.?

How to soothe a sore throat.?

Sore throat: Most sore throats are viral and must go its course, but may be strep which should be treated with antibiotics. A teaspoon of salt in a glass of warm water and then gargle may be soothing. A sore throat which persists beyond 5-7 days should prompt a visit to the doctor. ...Read more

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What works to soothe a sore throat?

What works to soothe a sore throat?

Tips: 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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What can you do to soothe a sore throat?

What can you do to soothe a sore throat?

Chlorohexidine rinse: You would need a prescription from your dentist but using chlorohexidine rrinse such as periogard (chlorhexidine gluconate) or Peridex to gargle with will quickly soothe your throat other choices are warm salt water rinses, mouth washes and Benzocaine sprays. ...Read more

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What can I do to help soothe a sore throat?

What can I do to help soothe a sore throat?

Sore throat: For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test & culture. Antibiotics are imperative for Strep Throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix 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 amt of lemon juice helps. ...Read more

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Throat Pain (Definition)

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Viral Pharyngitis (Definition)

A sore throat is discomfort, pain, or scratchiness in the throat. A sore throat often makes ...Read more