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Natural Remedies For Granular Pharyngitis
Hydrate !!: 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. Hydrate well. ...Read more
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What are some natural remedies for preventing or curing bacterial infections after tooth extraction?
Interesting question: Mono is caused by the epstein barr virus and the blood test is actually positive in about 90% of the population. That means that the virus is present in nearly eferyone and awaits its opportunity to become active. The best prevention is good diet, exercise and rest. Intravenous vitamins are very safe and effective but not covered by insurance. ...Read more
Depends: Bleeding gums is a sign of gingival inflammation. Warm salt water rinses for 1 min 2x/day may help with gingival inflammation with flossing, brushing gently at the gum lines, and antibacterial rinse like listerine can help. But if the bleeding still persist, then you must go see your dentist for proper evaluation and recommendations. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Home remedies sinus: Get plenty of rest, keep hydrated, use the over the counter sinus rinse, keep your head elevated to help the sinuses drain, steam your sinus cavities either breathe in steam from a hot shower or boiling water. You can gargle with salt water, gargle salt water, drink warm tea with lots of honey and lemon and take cough drops. ...Read more
Boric acid: Not great data suggests boric acid in a gel cap from your compounding pharmacist inserted daily for one month, then as needed. It's usually a reaction to lubricants, soaps, chlorine from a pool or hit tub, or even semen! avoiding any chemicals there, especially dial and irish spring are really helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: There is a bach flower essence made from chestnut buds, and there is also a homeopathic remedy (aesculus hippocastanum) made from chestnut. The two are prepared very differently, may have different effects in people, and the process for prescription differs too. ...Read more
I suffer from angular cheilitis. Are there any good natural herbal remedies for treatment of angular cheilitis?
No quick treatments: Angular cheilitis is the cracking at the corners of the mouth, with some inflammation and probably some candidal yeast overgrowth. A little Clotrimazole antifungal cream and a little Hydrocortisone cream for week can make it better. There aren't herbal creams that decrease inflammation the way Hydrocortisone does. A doctor can check for signs of vitamin deficiency, lip eczema, or oral herpes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prevention: Your eyes are remarkable at protecting themselves. The tears contain an antibody (IgA), lactoferrin & lysozyme, just to name a few, that help to fight the daily exposures that may cause infections. Its best to use common sense to protect the eyes & prevent accidental introduction of infective substances. Protective eyewear, try not to rub eyes, & don't instill anything that doesn't belong. ...Read more
Avoid homeopathy: since it is completely ineffective. Some Ayurvedic treatments might have some clinical benefits, but the evidence is weak. There has also been little study on what harm Ayurvedic substances may cause. So, it's a bit of a shot in the dark. I highly recommend you see a traditional physician to address a throat infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Homeopathic treatmen: This chronic skin rash is rare, and it may not respond to conventional treatments. http://tinyurl.com/c2rn22 Homeopathic treatment requires working with a professional homeopath and considering your complete case -- not just the skin rash. The remedy YOU need (of thousands) may differ from that needed by someone else with the same diagnosis. A correctly prescribed one initiates a healing process. ...Read more
Depends: It may be diet you are eating, if so, try to avoid certain foods esp. Spicy and greasy ones and things like coffee and try tea instead which is good for gastritis. Also a little ginger ale sometimes helps esp. With nausea. Also avoid orange juice and citrus as this is also very acid as well. ...Read more
Pharyngitis without pain needs antibiotic treatment ? Just natural remedies if followed will be sufficient or what ?
No antibiotic: It's difficult to imagine any kind of pharyngitis without pain. But wether or not painful, the large majority of pharyngitis is viral. Antibiotics treat only bacterial infections and won't help. Can't thin of any "natural" remedies that will help either. Just sit tight -- see a doctor for professional advice if it continues or you remain concerned. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the difference between sore throat and pharyngitis...In diagnosis, in treatment and in causes ?
No difference: A sore throat is common lay persons jargon for a possible pain and inflamation in the throat whereas Pharyngitis is the professional medical term for inflammation and infection of the throat (pharynx). Thus technically there is minimal difference and whist a sore throat is the presenting complaint of a patient, pharyngitis is the diagnosis by the physician ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several: 1. Soft foods 2. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen 3. Humidifier/vaporizer if this does not help, or if your symptoms worsen, you should see your doctor since things like bacterial throat infections require antibiotics and can't be adequately treated with home remedies alone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a throat infection which continues throughout the year. I do not smoke as well. What's the permanent remedy for this?
Tonsillectomy : Please open your mouth and say ahhhhhh :). ...Read more
Does taking treatment for throat infection put my baby more at risk for my Group B Strep? I'm a carrier. Abx don't cover GBS can they make it stronger
So the usual recommendation is that you get tested for Group B strep between 35-37 weeks of your pregnancy. If you test positive, they will give you IV antibiotics that cover GBS during labor because the GBS transmission to the baby occurs during childbirth. Generally speaking, if an antibiotic doesn't cover GBS, it won't stimulate it to become "stronger". ...Read more
My family member is now on antibiotic treatment for strep throat infection. Is there still a possibility to have complications even if treated early ?
What would be the symptoms of a heart and throat infection from an infected wisdom tooth and what treatment is needed?
Too complex: To complex a question to Answer in 400 characters. Do NOT try to self diagnose. Any infection can be extremely dangerous, even lethal. You must see Dentist or Physician immediately to treat the infection. You, have choice of Family Dentist, Family Physician, Urgent Care, Oral Surgeon, ER, or any other qualified practitioner. YOU CANNOT TREAT THIS YOURSELF, YOU NEED IMMEDIATE PROFESSIONAL CARE ...Read more
How long can azithromycin be taken safely?[for long term treatment]
if one has recurrent sinus +chest +throat infection in one go?
Months: There are certain chronic infections that are very difficult to treat, an dpeople can be on antibiotic regimens that include Azithromycin for over a year. People need to be monitored to make sure their white blood cells, liver, and kidneys are ok, but Azithromycin tends to be a relatively safe antibiotic. The question is whether other interventions in addition to antibiotics will help. ...Read more
Had a throat infection. 4 months later still hav large tonsils no pain. swabbed it myself as dr dismissed me! found group a strep. Is Treatment needed?
No: Antibiotics are given to prevent Rheumatic Heart Disease(RHD), NOT to cure the sore throat. At best they may reduce the duration of symptoms by 16 hours. The incidence of Rheumatic Fever(RF) in the U.S. is one in a million cases of strep throat. Only one out of three patients with RF develop RHD. For every three million antibiotic Rx's only one case of RHD is prevented. **See my comments below: ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Granular pharyngitis: This is one form of chronic pharyngitis and is created by the repetitive inflammatory episodes, usually caused by viral infections, but can also be allergic and bacterial. The best way to deal with this is to see an ENT doctor who may be able to establish a cause and prevent its recurrence. Best wishes. ...Read more
Granular pharyngitis symptoms? Been diagnosed. What should I do now, other than medicine? Have 99.3 fever at 11.30 am
Nasal Irrigation: Not sure of your diagnosis. If it is bumps on back of throat called post pharyngeal lymphoid hyperplasia, that usually is caused by chronic postnasal drip. Best use hydro pulse nasal/sinus irrigator use nasal tip to clear nose and use throat tip to clear throat. ...Read more
I recently had a laryngoscopy and the doctor identified that I have Granular Pharyngitis. I always feel my throat heavy due to cough and have to clear my throat constantly. This has caused my voice to become low pitched and hoarse. I have been facing this
Depends: Pharyngitis means inflammation of the pharynx causing a sore throat. If the sore throat is caused by a virus it can be easily cured. If the sore throat is caused by throat cancer it is really serious and needs serious treatments which may include chemo, radiation, surgery etc. So a sore throat that does not go away after a few weeks should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more
GERD: Often, a sore throat in an adult is not bacterial. The cause of inflammation of the back of the throat is either viral, irritation from smoking or very commonly secondary to reflux of acid from the stomach. This high reflux also called laryngeal-pharyngeal reflux or lpr causes three major symptoms. 1.) sore throat, 2.) voice changes, and 3.) cough. See an ENT doctor. ...Read more
Different areas: Laryngitis is swelling , infection of the larynx "voice box" when swollen by infection, trauma, a virus you het laryngitis and loose your voice The pharynx is a large area in the back of you throat and downward, pharyngitis is more of a sore throat appearance as opposed to loosing the voice. ...Read more
Culture/throat: Infection of the sinuses, throat and lungs can occur at the same time. In the event that a bacterial illness is causing the disease, then an antibiotic is indicated. A culture of your throat or sputum culture will help your doctor determine the best treatment. Monitoring your temperature and treatment of fever, staying well hydrated and rest will help in the recovery. I hope that helps. ...Read more
How severe?: If the symptoms are mild and go away in a day or two and if you are otherwise healthy then probably not. However, if the pain is moderate to severe then i would recommend getting checked out. Group a strep is one of the causes of pharyngitis (as well as tonsillitis) and it would be important to know if this is the cause of the infection. This bacteria has the potential to cause other problems. ...Read more