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Irritable Throat Cough
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How can you tell if your neck glands are swollen? My throat is really sore and my neck feels swollen on the left side and feels like lump is there. Ear hurts. Neck hurts. Irritable. Tired. Nauseas.
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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