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Weezing, hacking cough with severe dry raw sore throat , what can help my throat heal and how can I make sure i don't get this again ?

Weezing, hacking cough with severe dry raw sore throat , what can help my throat heal and how can I make sure i don't get this again ?

Pain control: Viscous Lidocaine or Motrin may help with pain. Antibiotics may help if strep positive. Prevention requires avoiding infection, washing hands, and good nutrition, and immunization but there is no guarantee. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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Severe cough and stuffed nose, faint sore throat, spleen hurts exp when I cough & very tired/ sore/ headaches/chills?

Severe cough and stuffed nose, faint sore throat, spleen hurts exp when I cough & very tired/ sore/ headaches/chills?

Viral?: If these symptoms have been present for no more than a few days, then it is likely from a viral infection. Since it is summer in Brazil, flu is not the likely organism. If problem worsens or persists for more than 10 days , be sure to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Neck pain following cough and sore throat. Severe headache following ontop of spinal cord. ?

Neck pain following cough and sore throat.  Severe headache following ontop of spinal cord. ?

No it isn't: Leave your spinal cord out of it. Brain and spinal cord are completely devoid of sensory apparatus in their own tissue. Pain sends a message to the brain of actual or potential tissue damage; the CNS gets such messages from everywhere but itself. Your neck is packed tightly with among other things bone, connective tissue & muscle. They are the most common sources of pain, NOT your spinal cord. ...Read more

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I told my dr bout a severe sore throat and cough. She prescribed doxycyl. Looking it up I found it doesn't help colds flu etc. Why was I given it then?

I told my dr bout a severe sore throat and cough. She prescribed doxycyl. Looking it up I found it doesn't help colds flu etc. Why was I given it then?

Colds self heal: The doxycyl is likely an antibiotic for a suspeced bacterial sore throat. Not my first choice but may help. Colds & the like are viral & self heal.They require only good nutrition & adequate rest for recovery. ...Read more

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What medicine do I take for severe sore throat and cough? I had strep throat about 3 or 4weeks ago.

What medicine do I take for severe sore throat and cough? I had strep throat about 3 or 4weeks ago.

R/O Strep: It would be a good idea to rule out recurrent strep throat and if there, treat with antibiotics prescribed. In the meantime, warm salt water gargles, chloraseptic spray, herbal tea with lemon and honey, avoid spicy and citrus foods, OTC pain relievers as needed. Ice cream or cold drinks if helpful. ...Read more

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What medicine would help a severe sore throat? I can't breathe swallow or it hurts real bad. I also have nasual congestion to. I have a hard cough to.

What medicine would help a severe sore throat? I can't breathe swallow or it hurts real bad. I also have nasual congestion to. I have a hard cough to.

SORE throat suggest: Hydrate, lozenges especially cepacol which has mild anesthetic properties, tylenol, advil, throat coat tea are suggestions. If fever, large lymph glands, or infected looking tonsils then get culture for strep. With other symptoms most likely viral. Since you're on humera more likely to get bacterial infection so if not better soon see md. Consider mononucleosis.Severe pain-narcotics, Lidocaine gel. ...Read more

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What can I take for a severe cold? Stopped up nose, cough, sore throat and sneezing. I need some relief

What can I take for a severe cold? Stopped up nose, cough, sore throat and sneezing. I need some relief

Cold: Rest, fluids, saline spray for your nose are good for starters. You can talk to your pharmacist about over the counter preparations. If this doesn't help and you are getting worse see your doctor. All the best. ...Read more

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I have severe sore throat, cough, stuffy nose. How to treat/ease throat pain?

I have severe sore throat, cough, stuffy nose. How to treat/ease throat pain?

Options: Rest, hydrate well with water & stay far, far away from cigarette smoke. You can keep mucosa moist with a humidifier. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Slippery elm bark lozenges are another option. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Consider use of tylenol or non-steroidal anti-inflammories. See below. ...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


Dr. Lonnie Smith
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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