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Recovery Time Sore Throat
Sore throat: Having chronic sorethroat and body ache, insufficient information to give you any advice. Not sure what kind of testings were done. If it is associated with chronic tonsil infection surgical removal of the tonsils might help. If it was not done already it is worth checking for immunoglobulin deficiency, consider consult with Allergist ...Read more
What is approximate recovery time for sore throat caused by Laryngoryngeal reflux? Does it take a very long time?
Let me help: The best thing you could the reason for the sore throat? Is it strep throat? Is it from mono? Is it part of flu or common cold? When you find out you speed the recovery. The other thing to do, drink warm liquids (soups); gargle with mild warm salty water. Take decongestant. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a sore throat like i've swallowed glass and have lost my voice, what can I do to help recovery?
Croup: Sounds like you have croup. Hot liquids will south you. Usually croup is of viral etiology and does not require much management. A short course of steroids helps relieve the symptoms. It lasts only 7-10 days. Whereas if it lasts longer than that, then it means, secondary bacterial super infection. You will need antibiotics in that circumstance. ...Read more
Its the 4th time this year that i have had a sore throat lasting min 1 week. Could something else be wrong?
Repeated sore throat: Well it is worth looking into, because sore throats can be severe. My first question is whether any of them have been identified as 'Strep' - because if so, you may need a tonsillectomy for recurrent infections. Another Q is 'are you getting enough sleep'? I notice you're young and u probably skimp on that. Sleep restores the immune system - so I highly recommend that. Would get a doc to check u. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I wake up every morning with a sore throat and it goes away with time. Sometimes it wakes me up at night...
What could be the cause?:(
Possibly post nasal.: drip. You may suffer from mild congestion that leads to post nasal drip that doesn't drain while you sleep due to gravity and lying supine. As you get up and stand, the gravity helps with drainage. Try sleeping on an extra pillow at night and using saline nasal spray at night. If problem persists, see PCP. ...Read more
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