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Lyzyme Medicine For Throat
Chloroseptic: Chloroseptic spray is the most effective pain medicine for sore throat over-the-counter, ibuprofen(motrin/advil), naproxen(aleve), or tylenol (acetaminophen). Herbal tea with lemon & honey, warm salt gargles. If viral, chicken soup actually has a viricidal effect. If the pain is severe with fever, no cough, nausea, headache, enlarged neck lymph nodes, see doc for a strep test .Zarbees, no honey, > 12 months. ...Read more
Warm salty H2O: If you just have a sore throat, gargling with warm salty water and spitting it out will help. There are also antiseptic throat sprays available over the counter. If fever, severe pain or difficulty swallowing or handling saliva occur, seek medical attention. Thanks for trusting Health Tap! ...Read more
I wanted to know when you have white bumps in your throat, what is the best medicine to take for it?
Sore throat sxs?: 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. ...Read more
I acidently swallowed the cover of a medicine! and i can feel it on my throat but i can eat breathroperly?
ER NOW: Can cause major problems of aspirated or injested. Please go now. ...Read more
Feeling dryness in throat since one week. May i know the reason for it? Would you suggest me any medicine for it?
Physical exam: Throat dryness is a common symptom that can be caused by many different things. The only way to tell you why you are having this is to look at your throat. So best thing is to see your pcp. No medicine can be suggested for this until the cause is known. However, my guess is that it will resolve on its own in a few days and if it doesn't, then you definitely need to see a doc. Best wishes, ariel. ...Read more
PCN & take your meds: If you were tested and are sure it is streptococcus causing your throat problems, the best medicine is still penicillin or one very similar, such as amoxicillin. As important, though, is taking your medicine on time. Strep dies when the medicine in your system is above a certain level, so if you don't take your meds on time the strep can start to party again and multiply. Make sure you finish it! ...Read more
GERD: Yes many. First don't eat after 7 pm, secondly chew you food well and minimize water or fluids with you food. You may wish to raise the head of your bed about 5 inches. Lastly see your doctor and get an h2 blocker. Since much of your stomach acid occurs at night. Be careful what you eat. ...Read more
Sore throat pain: If the sore throat is pretty mild, tylenol/acetaminophen is a good choice for the treatment of the pain. Your immune system has to do the "healing, " meaning to conquer the infection. If the pain is severe and/or there is fever, a strep throat is possible and a visit to the doctor is in order. Untreated strep infections can lead to serious disease-rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease. ...Read more
Rapid improvement.: A person usually feels much better 24 to 48 hours after starting antibiotics. They are usually not contagious after completing 24 hours of antibiotics. You still need to take the full course of antibiotics. Don't stop just because you are feeling better. ...Read more
How do you get ride of an itchy throat if you have alergys that caused it and medicine doesn't work?
Itchy throat: An itchy throat does not necessarily arise only from allergies, it may arise from post nasal drip, acid reflux (into the throat) or from other irritants and less common causes. The best policy is to be examined by an ear nose and throat doctor to determine whether there is reason to further treat for allergies or consider other causes to tailor a more effective treatment. ...Read more
I have pain in throat it is red inside. Pain while swelling what medicine should I take my 13yrs son also the same problem?
Likely Viral...: It sounds like a viral sore throat. These are common and often close family will have the same symptoms. Try gargling with warm salt water and taking a pain reliever such as Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin for pain. If new symptoms develop such as fever or inability to swallow or your symptoms don't improve in 1-2 days see your doctor. ...Read more
I recently had strep throat and I'm supposed to take 3 pills a day but I just take 1 a day now. could I get strep throat by not taking the medicine?
Failed treatment: The treatment plan for a given condition is based on the type of antibiotic and how it is best used to kill the germ. If you are only using 1/3 of the treatment daily, you risk just failing to kill off the germ, and allowing it to persist after treatment.It would be as if you never treated it. ...Read more
I have white patches in back of throat but no pain. What could it be? Ii was on anti biotics for separate problem.Could the medicine have caused it?.
Depends on what's: Causing your "ache". If it's Group A Streptococcus bacteria, then antibiotics are warrented. If it's acid reflux related then you have to address your acid reflux. It may very well be related to any number of viruses too. If it's bothersome consider seeing your doctor. Otherwise you can utilize salt water gargles and soothing beverages like tea with honey. ...Read more
Penicillin: How do you know it is strep throat? By culture or by rapid test in the dr office?Penicillins remain as the first choice treatment for streptococcal infections if not allergic to them. Many other antibiotics are useful too. Gargles with saline sol, topical anesthetics, analgesics (avoid aspirin) help. ...Read more
Need: first to determine the likely etiology prior to treatment . Your local doctor will be the first step ...Read more
Swollen glands: If you mean swollen glands, ie, a sore throat with swelling of the lymph nodes in the neck, otc pain relievers like tylenol, (acetaminophen) advil or Aleve can help the pain of the glands and throat, and lozenges can ease the soreness of the raw throat. Irrigating with saline solution as in the sinus rinse kit can also help the soreness due to drainage, especially if you raise your head and let it run down inside. ...Read more
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Gud day! doc, what is the best medicine for steam/vapor at the throat.My son have it.He is 3yrs old.Thank u.
Oral fluids: Water & cool drinks. Do not use steam or hot vapors. Consult his pediatrician. ...Read more
What medicine will i take? I have cough for 1 week now and my throat is itchy the reason for me to cough frequently.
Cough itchy: Could be allergic reaction related to pollens as it is summer try benedryl 25 mg at night and zyrtec (cetirizine) in AM Also could be reflux . Would elevate head of bed at night ( pillow between between and box spring) and try ranitidine ( that will help for pollen allergies as well) may need inhaler for cough or may have mild infection and need antibiotics f/u w/ doc ...Read more