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List Of Medicines Safe During Pregnancy For Sore Throats
Home remedies for sore throat. It hurts everytime a swallow. I've tried salt water, lister one, ect. But never helps.
Home remedies: 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. For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes see physician ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Antibiotics are imperative for strep throat. ...Read more
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Not usually: It is far more likely to be a symptom of either allergies, or a viral or bacterial throat infection. Try an over the counter antihistamine, and if you develop high fever or inability to swallow, call your doctor. If you have missed a period and believe you could be pregnant, take a pregnancy test. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Is abuterol safe to give with this type of Mucinex medicine? Will breathing treatments be beneficial at this point? Treating my daughter with mucinex- cough, cold & sore throat medicine since yesterday (2/17/12). Her cough was tight and is now breaking-up
Number : Number one question one must ask is what is your daughter`s diagnosis. If she has asthma she needs to be on maintenance medication instead of just albuterol (albuterol is considered a rescue medication in inhaler or nebulizer form and is not a substitute for controller medication). Mucinex (guaifenesin) may or may not help depending on underlying reasons for her cough, exacerbating/aggravating factors for her cough and underlying diagnosis. ...Read more
Are ricola cough drops safe during pregnancy? If not which are safe to use? Cold starting-sore throat...
Some really safe : Cold tips: for sore throat gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion saline nose drops or a neti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect ; mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more
Probably: Should be fine, always best to check with your ob-gyn before taking anything- since we can't ever be totally positive about safety of anything taken or ingested during pregnancy- but if you need it- please use moderately. ...Read more
You have a lot of options for meds and a sore throat. You can take Tylenol or Motrin for the throat pain. You can take sudafed for the post nasal drainage. If these do not help you can use topical anesthetic sprays like chloroseptic spray that comes in two flavors regular or cherry.
If this persists for a week, see your physician. Good luck and feel better! ...Read more
That depends: 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
Sinarest.: Sinarest is a combo med. Acetaminophen, chlorpheniramine, and pseudoephedrine is a combination medicine used to treat headache, fever, body aches, runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and sinus congestion caused by allergies, the common cold, or the flu. It may help the pain of a sore throat. This is not FDA approved. ...Read more
None would be best: There is little if any proven value to the use of echinacea in the treatment of infection. Why spend money for something which is not likely to alter the course of your illness? If the sore throat persists, or you have reason to believe it may be bacterial rather than viral, see your family doctor and get treated appropriately. ...Read more
Sore throat: There are quite a few things that can be done for sore throats short of a rx. The first and easiest thing to do is gargle. Most people find gargling with warm salt water is effective. You can take vitamins with antioxidant properties, like vit c and e. Some herbal teas have been helpful, like camomile, lemon and honey. Even chicken soup has shown benefit. Increasing fluid intake, too. ...Read more
Dr. can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). A couple days of throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) can decrease throat pain. ...Read more
Options: 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 to relieve throat pain. Try adding 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 pain or a few times per day. Try slippery elm bark lozenges. ...Read more
Get it checked: If you have very sire throat you should have it checked by your doctor. I don't know if it is related to the drugs but do not do any more drugs. You can gargle with salt and warm water and take some over the counter pain meds. ...Read more
Safe for you but...: It is safe for you but may not be safe for your fellow passengers, as germs are easily spread in the environment of an airplane! Please make sure it's not strep throat- if it is it will be unlikely to spread if you have been on antibiotics for a couple of days. Try to not touch others. If it's viral I advise taking pelargonium sidoides, sold as umcka at health food & drug stores, proven to help! ...Read more
Over the counter: There are a variety of combination "flu" otc meds that can help. Ask yourself which one of your symptoms are the most troublesome and look for combination that best will treat those symptoms. Believe it or not your local pharmacist can often point you into the right direction. Just ask nicely at the counter :). ...Read more
Depends on the cause: If you have a pretty bad sore throat associated with fever, red throat, rash, or other symptoms, see your doctor. If it is just a scratchy sore throat in the morning that goes away pretty quickly in the day, then anything that is moisturizing is fine-liquids, honey, sore throat lozenges, etc. If it is due to allergies, treat it like you would any allergy. Most otc anti-histamines are safe. ...Read more
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