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21 m old boy, 2 ear infections, high fever, bad cough, runny nose, congestion, irritability, sore throat. Loss of appetite on amoxil (amoxicillin) for 3 d no change?

21 m old boy, 2 ear infections, high fever, bad cough, runny nose, congestion, irritability, sore throat. Loss of appetite on amoxil (amoxicillin) for 3 d no change?

May be viral: Most ear infections, up to 85%, are caused by viruses that won't respond to ab. There is also the possibility that his infection is due to a bacteria that's resistant to amoxil (amoxicillin). When you say he has been on 3d of Amoxil (amoxicillin) are you counting the first day as the day you started the medication? If so then he has only had 2 days worth and it might be that you need to give amox more time. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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Red eyes, croupy noise on inhale, sore throat, irritable. No fever. Does this sound like something to treat at home or to see the doc about on Monday?

Red eyes, croupy noise on inhale, sore throat, irritable. No fever. Does this sound like something to treat at home or to see the doc about on Monday?

Depends: If you were talking about an adult I would say that it sounds viral and just treat it at home and it should resolve in a week. If not see a doctor. However in a 3 year old there are a few other things to consider. If the child is not eating normally or not playing normally then they should probably be seen by a doctor. Any fever or trouble breathing should also prompt a doctor visit right away ...Read more

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Feels like I have sand in my throat, irritates and causes me to cough?

Feels like I have sand in my throat, irritates and causes me to cough?

POSTNASAL DRIP: You may have postnasal drip. Because the feeling of the liquid in your throat is irritating and contains inflammatory substances, postnasal drip can trigger chronic cough ...Read more

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Itchy throat..Making me cough?

Itchy throat..Making me cough?

Could be: 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 . ** or add 2 tsp of slippery elm bark to 1 cup of hot water (steep for at least 5 minutes in a covered teapot). Drink this as needed to relieve itchinessor a few times per day. Slippery elm bark lozenges are also helpful. ...Read more

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Why my throat & chest burns when i cough?

Why my throat & chest burns when i cough?

Acid reflux: When we cough, we rapidly change the pressure in the chest area. The negative pressure created coughing can lead to some of the acids in the stomach being pulled up into the esophagus and the back of the throat.This can cause the burning you are experiencing. Additionally, this may indicate that there is a weak muscle separating the stomach from the esophagus. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can a dry cough be from an inflamed throat?

Can a dry cough be from an inflamed throat?

Can have both: You don't usually attribute the cough to the sore throat per se but they can have the same underlying cause. A dry non productive of mucus cough is frequently secondary to a post-nasal drip. It can frequently be dealt with by using a medicine called benzonatate and does not need antibiotics. ...Read more

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When i cough my throat itches what can it be?

When i cough my throat itches what can it be?

Irritation: Throat itching from an acute episode of a URI is very typical either from pharyngitis or irritant to the upper resp tract pathways. If your condition last more than 1 month, then consider seeking medical help. ...Read more

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I have throat pain and cough. What should I do?

Tincture of time: Garden variety cold usually has cough and sore throat without fever.When fever occurs may be serious virus flu. Most sore throats from infections caused by viruses related to colds, antibiotic are not usually needed to speed recovery from a sore throat. Treatment for sore throats and colds from viruses are done to relieve symptoms, so home remedies may be just as effective as over-the-counter meds. ...Read more

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What to do for sore throats and cough in college?

What to do for sore throats and cough in college?

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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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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Irritability (Definition)

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