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How many days can I safely take acetaminophen (in NyQuil) for my sore throat (my doc recommended it)? Not strep. It's the only way I can sleep.

How many days can I safely take acetaminophen (in NyQuil) for my sore throat (my doc recommended it)?  Not strep.  It's the only way I can sleep.

Not quite right: question. Like so many things, tylenol (acetaminophen) is good except in overdose. The more reliable estimates are that tylenol (acetaminophen) overdoses (including intentional) produce serious harm rarely. Make sure you are NOT taking additional tylenol (acetaminophen) AT THE SAME TIME as nyquil (percocet, other cold meds, headache meds ALL have it among others). Don't overdose, no limit on how many times you can take it. ...Read more

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If I have a sore throat can I take nyquil?

If I have a sore throat can I take nyquil?

NyQuil ; throat pain: Hello, it is ok to take nyquil for throat pain. There is Acetaminophen in this product that will help with the pain. ...Read more

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What can I do to make a sore throat go away fast? It hurts really bad and i only took nyquil and its not working. What can I do

What can I do to make a sore throat go away fast? It hurts really bad and i only took nyquil and its not working. What can I do

Gargle: You can try to gargle with salt water or listerine, or alternating both, but it would be a good idea to check with your dr. To make sure you don't have strep, if you don't treat strep you can get complications like a rheumatic fever. ...Read more

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My husband is sick with headache, cough & sore throat. He's taking dayquil & nyquil & also halls. Will this help him or should he take something else?

My husband is sick with headache, cough & sore throat. He's taking dayquil & nyquil & also halls. Will this help him or should he take something else?

Seasonal flu: It is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. If there is no improvement or sore throat is severe or lasts longer than another week, or you are getting joint pain; see your pcp for evaluation. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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If I took mucinex (guaifenesin) fast max cold flu and sore throat about and hour ago. Can I take NyQuil now?

If I took  mucinex (guaifenesin) fast max cold flu and sore throat about and hour ago. Can I take NyQuil now?

Cough medicine: Both medicine had Tylenol (acetaminophen) in common, others are different class with different mechanism of action to control the sinus secretion and cough, it should be ok as long you take the recommended dose. ...Read more

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Severe sore throat, white spots on tonsils. I'm going to the dr tomorrow but in the meantime I took some Nyquil and it BURNED! Strep?

Severe sore throat, white spots on tonsils. I'm going to the dr tomorrow but in the meantime I took some Nyquil and it BURNED! Strep?

Cannot say: Unfortunately, your symptoms aren't enough to tell if you have strep throat. You will need a throat swab which can be sent for a rapid strep test and culture. Sometimes the rapid test is wrong too, so waiting for the final culture results is the only way to know for sure. ...Read more

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I just took nyquil for my cough and sore throat now it's been half hour and I've been coughing crazy is it safe to take promethazine codeine in liquid?

I just took nyquil for my cough and sore throat now it's been half hour and I've been coughing crazy is it safe to take promethazine codeine in liquid?

Cough syrup: I don't prescribe promethazine for cough and do not consider it safe. The recommendation is a teaspoon of honey, which has proven benefits in the pediatric literature. Try a mug of hot tea and then the honey to coat the throat for its demulcent properties. If coughing for several days and worse, a proper history and physical is in order to seek the cause of your cough. ...Read more

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I have an ear ache, fever, sore throat with trouble swallowing, and stuffy nose. I've been taking motrin, nyquil, and vitamin c. Nothing really helps.

I have an ear ache, fever, sore throat with trouble swallowing, and stuffy nose. I've been taking motrin, nyquil, and vitamin c. Nothing really helps.

Cold: It can be a simple cold, but it sounds like it's time for an examination. There is a possibility of an ear infection, but these symptoms can also result from a simple virus infection. Don't be in a rush to get antibiotics if your doctor feels they're not warranted. Motrin, nyquil & vitamin c sound fine otherwise. Plenty of water, also. ...Read more

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Throat Pain (Definition)

Throat pain is any tenderness or discomfort in the throat. This may be caused by bacterial or viral infections, or any kind of damage to the ...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