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What can I do if I have a sore throat after surgery?

What can I do if I have a sore throat after surgery?

Rest and gargle: If you had an intubation expect a sore throat.Very normal.Gargle with warm salt water for 2 days every 2-3 hours. ...Read more

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I've got a sore throat after surgery, any help soothing it?

I've got a sore throat after surgery, any help soothing it?

Sore Throat Surgery: A sore throat after surgery is most often due to the tube that was placed through your mouth to help you breathe during surgery. You can use throat lozenges to help with the discomfort. It will go away after a couple of days. ...Read more

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I need your expertise, is a severe sore throat after surgery normal?

I need your expertise, is a severe sore throat after surgery normal?

Sorry, I don't have: Enough info to provide a direct answer. Did you have endotracheal intubation (a breathing tube)? - that can be a source of pain. Did you have ear/nose/throat surgery (like a tonsillectomy)? The best thing to do in this situation is to ask the surgeon or other provider on the team. Take care. ...Read more

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Very sore throat after breathing tube from surgery yesterday. Hurts to move throat side to side or drink juice. Any idea on how to heal my throat?

Very sore throat after breathing tube from surgery yesterday. Hurts to move throat side to side or drink juice. Any idea on how to heal my throat?

Time : This should soothe with time. You can help it along with cool liquids and topical treatments like lozenges and throat sprays. If it's still sore after 3 days, go to your primary care provider or a local ENT. Most juices are somewhat acidic so they may make things worse. ...Read more

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I am having elective surgery this am but developed a sore throat and cough. Will surgery continue?

I am having elective surgery this am but developed a sore throat and cough. Will surgery continue?

Possibly not...: For an elective procedure, you need to be in your best possible health to avoid post-op complications. If the procedure is delayed, it is only because the surgeon and anesthesiologist don't want you to have any untoward side effects. Any procedure, and anesthesia itself , carries inherent risk. If the doctors think you should reschedule, they are looking out for your best interests. ...Read more

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Can you still have a bloody pjlegm and sore throat if a tube is not used for surgery?

Can you still have a bloody pjlegm and sore throat if a tube is not used for surgery?

Unusual: Depending upon the type of surgery it would be unusual not to be intubated. You can certainly have bloody phlegm and sore throat from other causes, but should definitely see a doctor to get that diagnosed and treated appropriately. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am having knee surgery tomorrow and have a small sore throat will I still be able to continue with the procedure?

I am having knee surgery tomorrow and have a small sore throat will I still be able to continue with the procedure?

Let your doctor know: Call now , If you have upper respiratory tracy infection your doctor may cancel the procedure , has to know my need examination today ...Read more

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Can a side effect of laser surgery on the neck be a persistent sore throat?

Can a side effect of laser surgery on the neck be a persistent sore throat?

Extremely unlikely: Laser surgery on the skin of the neck should not cause a sore throat. You should see your primary care physician to help determine what might be causing this. ...Read more

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I had a bad cough and sore throat Sunday I had surgery 11/10/14 in now the cough is worse throat is worse chest hurting upper back is hurting ?

I had a bad cough and sore throat Sunday I had surgery 11/10/14 in now the cough is worse throat is worse chest hurting upper back is hurting ?

Talk to your doctor: With recent surgery history now having cough, it should be wise to come see your doctor again. We don't know your medical history especially history of your recent surgery so we cannot give you good advice. Talk to your doctor who know more about you and what risks if any from your recent illness that might relate to your current cough and sore throat. ...Read more

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