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Medicine For Sore Throat And Fever
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
Has soar throat, body aches, headache,, fever for 4 days. Soar throat and no voice continued. Today is day 20 and I have hoarse throat?
See doctor: If one were to assume that you had a cold, the symptoms should not last 20 days. Need to see doctor about it. ...Read more
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 throat and congestion for 10 days. Congestion almost gone, throat sore am/pm. See dr or wait?
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
3 days back i Had sore throat(severe one),congestion,headache,fatigue,ocassionalhigh fever
Tokk antiviral drugs but sore throat and headache remains..
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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Would a physician prescribe cough syrup for severe sore throat pain possibly associated with strep throat?
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