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Best treatment for a runny nose fever and sore throat?

Best treatment for a runny nose fever and sore throat?

See a doctor: When you start to have a fever, it's is time to see a doctor to see if you get bacterial rhino pharyngitis. Diagnosed and treated early might prevent it from getting worse, getting sinus or lung infection. ...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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Medicine (otc) for minor runny nose and sore throat?

Medicine (otc) for minor runny nose and sore throat?

Common cold meds: The best medications for a common cold are decongestants and pain relievers. There are only 2 decongestants marketed now, phenylephrine and pseudoephedrine. The latter is more effective and you have to sign for it in the pharmacy. Pain relievers can be nsaids like ibuprofen, naproxen, or non-nsaid acetaminophen. Irrigating the nose with salt water and gargling with salt water also help. ...Read more

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Please prescrie me the medicine for runny nose sneezing headache and evening sore throat?

Please prescrie me the medicine for runny nose sneezing headache and evening sore throat?

Not this site: This is the Healthtap general medical information site. We don't offer to diagnose or treat anyone for anything from this platform. If you have general questions of a medical nature you are welcome to submit them. ...Read more

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Can I use ciprofloxacin for sore throat? I have sore throat only and no cough, fever etc.

Can I use ciprofloxacin for sore throat? I have sore throat only and no cough, fever etc.

Sore throat: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is not a drug we usually prescribe for sore throat. Generally, it's unwise to take left over antibiotics without speaking to a doctor. If the sore throat is the result of viral infection, antibiotics will not be helpful. ...Read more

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Sore red throat for a month. Saltwater rinse and honey not helping. little cough and ear pain. Had a chest cold but cough and phlegm are gone no fever?

Sore red throat for a month. Saltwater rinse and honey not helping. little cough and ear pain. Had a chest cold but cough and phlegm are gone no fever?

Strep throat: If not allergic to amox, should get this for prolonged sore throat or at least get rapid strep test. Good you did the salt water gargles but 3x/day and add chicken soup , it helps. ...Read more

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My symptoms are a headache and a sore throat scratchy throat, 100.0 temperature

My symptoms are a headache and a sore throat scratchy throat, 100.0 temperature

Strep throat: needs to be ruled out with the rapid strep test. If negative then symptomatifc treatment for the viral pharyngitis. ...Read more

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I have a mild headache, sore neck, sore throat, nasal congestion, and chills. What's a good OTC medicine to take? Are zinc lozenges effective at all?

I have a mild headache, sore neck, sore throat, nasal congestion, and chills. What's a good OTC medicine to take? Are zinc lozenges effective at all?

See a doctor: Sore throat and neck ache and headaches could be associated with a number of potentially dangerous illnesses that may need antibiotics to treat. See your doctor who may send cultures and prescribe antibiotics if needed. ...Read more

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Sick for about 4 days. Sore throat, productive cough, congestion, face is sore, no fever, mild earache but now my neck is swollen and sore. Seeadoc?

Sick for about 4 days. Sore throat, productive cough, congestion, face is sore, no fever,  mild earache but now my neck is swollen and sore. Seeadoc?

That's a good idea.: 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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Is there any treatment for sore throat and cough?

Is there any treatment for sore throat and cough?

Agree w Dr Pascolini: If you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider ; get a streph throat test ; culture. Saltwater gargles are very helpful. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle with this several times a day. You can gargle with aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mixture of chamomile tea with honey ; a small amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read more

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Can I have strep throat without fever and sore throat?

Can I have strep throat without fever and sore throat?

Strept throat: You could be carrying the bacteria in your oral cavity or you were exposed to it & still in the incubation period which is about 5 days, Until you actually start to have symptoms, to make sure you can ask your doctor to do a quick strep test, or just gargle with antiseptic mouth wash. Good luck. ...Read more

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Severe sore throat for 5 days and a moderate fever?

Severe sore throat for 5 days and a moderate fever?

See doctor: It is possible that you have strep throat, and this should be treated if you test positive or look clinically as if that is the diagnosis. This may be several other things besides that, but very few of them will have the potential for severe complications like rheumatic fever that strep throat does. ...Read more

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Home remedies for a strep throat and sore throat?

Home remedies for a strep throat and sore throat?

See below.: If you have been diagnosed with a strep test and definitely have strep, please take and complete the course of antibiotics prescribed by your doctor. If you are waiting for a test result or waiting for the antibiotic to start working, you can take acetaminophen or ibuprofen and drink lots of fluids and eat soft foods. If you haven't been seen yet, please do see your doctor. ...Read more

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Safe medicine for cough and sore throat during pregnancy?

Safe medicine for cough and sore throat during pregnancy?

U shoudl ask your OB: As your OB has specific meds to recommend, buti tell my pts, plain Robitussin (guaifenesin) and throat lozenges are fine, and extra vit c 1000 mg a day and sometimes u may need antibiotics if it is not a common cold. ...Read more

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Best OTC med for a head cold? Head congestion, stuffy nose and sore throat. No fever or chest congestion/cough. Thank you!

Best OTC med for a head cold? Head congestion, stuffy nose and sore throat.  No fever or chest congestion/cough. Thank you!

Pelargonium sidoides: The herb pelargonium sidoides, the root of a geranium native to south africa, is the best-proven treatment for colds, sinus infections ; sinusitis. It's the first thing i (; my family) take when getting sick ; has helped hundreds of my patients. It is widely available in a product called umcka, sold at health food stores ; many pharmacies. See http://naturalmedicinejournal.Net/pdf/nmj_dec09_bp.Pdf. ...Read more

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Would a physician prescribe cough syrup for severe sore throat pain possibly associated with strep throat?

Would a physician prescribe cough syrup for severe sore throat pain possibly associated with strep throat?

Doubt it: There are ample throat sprays and lozenges that numb the throat in a strep patient.There are also pain meds that are used specifically for pain. There is some codeine in some cough meds, but at low doses. It does avoid some paperwork in some areas for controlled drugs. ...Read more

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Is a sore throat, headache, and runny nose signs of strep? If so will promethazine DM help?

Is a sore throat, headache, and runny nose signs of strep? If so will promethazine DM help?

No and no: No it is mot necessary sign of strep. And if you do Dave strep you need antibiotic so if you are not better see your doctor for proper evaluation and treatment ...Read more

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Is a cold or flu?Aches, headaches, fatigue, very bad sore throat, congestion and cough, fever

Is a cold or flu?Aches, headaches, fatigue, very bad sore throat, congestion and cough, fever

Upper rep.infection: You probabely have a viral upper respiratory infection, which may be flu. You need to check with your doctor if you need any meds etc. ...Read more

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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


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Fever (Definition)

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