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Could you tell me ways to alleviate sore throat and fever?

Could you tell me ways to alleviate sore throat and fever?

Symptom relief: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

Tattoos (Definition)

Tattoos on your breasts, or elsewhere, will not have any effect on your pregnancy or on breastfeeding your new baby. It may not be a good idea to get a new tattoo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, because of the small risk of infection from the small breaks in the skin that ...Read more


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I have a sore throat and fever, should I see a doctor?

I have a sore throat and fever, should I see a doctor?

Maybe: If you have these symptoms for only several days, it is likely viral. The treatment of choice would be supportive: plenty of hydration (not including caffeine), rest, tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin (for pain and fever relief), diet as tolerated. If you don't have much improvement, and you can't tolerate liquids to the point of dehydration, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Am having sore throat and fever. What could it be and what do I take. Am in a village in nigerian and can't reach a doctor?

Am having sore throat and fever. What could it be and what do I take. Am in a village in nigerian and can't reach a doctor?

Ask locals.: You are sick. I would consult with local people as you are probably not the first to experience this.
Try a warm salt water gargle-don't swallow the water.
Antibiotics are very appropriate. If you have analgesics (pain meds) they would be helpful, as well. Aspirin can control fever. ...Read more

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My wife has been coughing for a month in a half, ears hurting, sore throat and fever ranging any where from 100-102 for about a week. She is 22?

My wife has been coughing for a month in a half, ears hurting, sore throat and fever ranging any where from 100-102 for about a week. She is 22?

See a doctor soon: She will need several lab tests, X-rays etc
Most probably infectious- bacterial, fungal, viral & even TB
Must be considered.
In the meantime boost your immunity with diet.
Tea with honey, green tea, lemon with tea.
Willner chemist will help getting some supplements to fight this illness. ...Read more

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What to do for a really sore throat and fever?

What to do for a really sore throat and fever?

Rapid Strep Test: A really sore throat, fever, an exudate (pus) on your pharynx or tonsils or enlarged lymph nodes near the angle of your jaws suggests the need for a strep throat test. Other less common causes include pharyngeal arcanobacterium, chlamydophilia, gonorrhea and diptheria. Get checkied out. If a rapid strep test is positive you will need antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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What should I take for a really sore throat and fever?

What should I take for a really sore throat and fever?

See doctor: It is possible that you have strep throat, and this should be treated if you test positive or look clinically as if that is the diagnosis. This may be several other things besides that, but very few of them will have the potential for severe complications like rheumatic fever that strep throat does. ...Read more

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I have a really sore throat and fever, can I use the antibiotic ciploxx 500 for this?

I have a really sore throat and fever, can I use the antibiotic ciploxx 500 for this?

The most: Common cause of a sore throat along with a fever is a VIRAL upper respiratory illness which will NOT respond to an antibiotic. If you have a bacterial infection of your throat (Streptococcal or Pneumococcal) an antibiotic may be effective! It is best NOT to use antibiotics without a health professional's input!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Hello! My roomie is having a sore throat and fever. We bought some lozenges but she swallowed one instead of sucking on it. What can we do?

Hello! My roomie is having a sore throat and fever. We bought some lozenges but she swallowed one instead of sucking on it. What can we do?

Not a problem: When lozenges dissolved the mouth they wind up in the stomach. When you swallow it the lozenge dissolves in the stomach and is not a problem.
Zinc lozenges are proven to help though other types will relieve symptoms.
Also see if you can find Oral Health tincture from HerbPharm at a health food store and swish a dropperful in mouth (then swallow) every 2-3 hours.
If it persists check for strep. ...Read more

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What if my son got sore throat and fever for two days and cleared on its own, what if it was strep, does that make him at risk of rheumatic fever?

What if my son got sore throat and fever for two days and cleared on its own, what if it was strep, does that make him at risk of rheumatic fever?

Yes: Any throat infection, including strep can improve without treatment in a few days. Any strep infection not treated within 10 days of first fever may trigger the immune response that precedes rheumatic fever. The cited risk for RF with untreated strep is 1/200 cases. ...Read more

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Can a sore throat and fever be caused of your navel piercing?

Can a sore throat and fever be caused of your navel piercing?

Fever with infection: Check for signs of infection: ^'ed redness, warmth, swelling. ^'ed tenderness, pus, red streaking, swollen lymph nodes or fever. Recommend keeping piercing in place unless directed by Dr (if removed – drainage tract will close up w ^'ed risk of abscess formation). Call Dr for medical evaluation. Your Dr may prescribe oral antibiotics or antibiotic ointments to apply to piercing site. ...Read more

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I've been 3 days with sore throat and fever-until now. I have the neck swollen and I can hardly swallow and I can not eat most. What should I do?

I've been 3 days with sore throat and fever-until now. I have the neck swollen and I can hardly swallow and I can not eat most. What should I do?

See Your doctor: See your doctor. You could have strep throat, which if untreated, may cause permanent damage to heart or kidneys.Mono is possible also, besides a viral infection that is standard. ...Read more

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Can same virus have different affect on different people? For example an adult may get bronchitis whereas an infant get sore throat and fever from it

Can same virus have different affect on different people? For example an adult may get bronchitis whereas an infant get sore throat and fever from it

Sure: This is seen commonly! A baby or toddler may just get a runny nose and cough for three days, and then the adults exposed to the child may get "bronchitis" with more manifestation of coughing during the illness. ...Read more

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Sore throat and fever?

Sore throat and fever?

What to do.: If you have significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Saltwater gargles are helpful. Mix a tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid's may help/you can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times /day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a small amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read more

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Will eating potato chips cause a sore throat and fever?

Will eating potato chips cause a sore throat and fever?

No - but germs can: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat and fever and am going on a road trip soon. How can I recover by tomorrow?

I have a sore throat and fever and am going on a road trip soon. How can I recover by tomorrow?

Can't cure faster: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydration- lots of water/clear broth. Fever/ pain – acetaminophen/ nsaid’s add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Rest! Get strep test/culture - see if you need antibiotics. ...Read more

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I've had a mild sore throat and fever three days ago. Fever's gone but throat is getting worse it seems, and still slightly lethargic. Also slight burning when I urinate. Are they related?

Not likely: The only way to be related is if you are now dehydrated from the sore throat and not wanting to take fluids. You will need treatment for the urinary track inf Hydrate and continue to rest ...Read more

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I still have a bad sore throat I have appointment with Dr tomorrow I wonder what is causing my sore throat and fever been sick over a week?

I still have a bad sore throat I have appointment with Dr tomorrow I wonder what is causing my sore throat and fever been sick over a week?

Get checked: Could be strep, mono, drainage, tonsillitis, acid reflux. Without a thorough exam it is very difficult to tell. See your doctor unless the pain is severe to an urgent care. ...Read more

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Doctor said I had pharyngitis but after four days of antibotics still have a sore throat and fever?

Doctor said I had pharyngitis but after four days of antibotics still have a sore throat and fever?

Viral: It is possible you have a viral illness and abx may not help. In some cases there can be a resistant organism. How high is the fever? Take rest plenty of fluids and fever medications. If fever is high and symptoms get worse contact your MD. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex & got tested for HIV 4 days after -too soon for tru result. I had a mild sore throat and fever the day after sex, do I have hiv?

I had unprotected sex & got tested for HIV 4 days after -too soon for tru result. I had a mild sore throat and fever the day after sex, do I have hiv?

HIV: I am sorry but it isn't possible to tell you if you have HIV with the info available. A primary HIV infection is likely to occur within 1 to 2 months after infection. This can last several weeks. Symptoms can include loose bowel movements, sore throat, sores in the mouth, swollen neck lymph nodes, fever, headache, muscle & joint aches, rash, genital sores & night sweats. ...Read more

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I started having the chills, fatigue, body aches, sore throat, and fever. The back of my neck has been hurting very bad. Could I have mono?

I started having the chills, fatigue, body aches, sore throat, and fever. The back of my neck has been hurting very bad. Could I have mono?

Possibly: Since you are running a fever and are in general not feeling well. I recommend that you go to your family doctor or to a walk-in clinic. You should have your diagnosis confirmed. Having a stiff neck can be part of mono but it could also be part of something more serious and I think that you should definitely be checked out by a medical professional this morning. ...Read more

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Had severe sore throat and fever (100.4 on aspirin) Test for strep was borderline pos. Given atb and order for mono test if symptoms didn't improve, fever broke, but still have sore throat. Get test?

Had severe sore throat and fever (100.4 on aspirin) Test for strep was borderline pos. Given atb and order for mono test if symptoms didn't improve, fever broke, but still have sore throat. Get test?

Wait a day or two: I'd wait a couple more days. The antibiotics are now in your system and beginning to do their thing. Fever gone. Throat pain is not going to resolve instantly - the irritation and inflammation has to heal, and that is going to take days, not hours. Rest a lot, drink lots of fluids, gargle with salt water to reduce inflammation and give it a few days. ...Read more

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I'm already taking doxycycline for a skin rash. I have a sore throat and fever and was wondering if it will help?

Only if the throat..: If the throat has an infection caused by germs that can be killed by doxycycline, then the medication can help. That's a big "if", because many sore throats are caused by viruses (and thus are not affected by doxycycline). Also, the doxycycline for some rashes may be at a dose that is not right for treating bacterial throat infections. ...Read more

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Took amoxicillin 3 times now in 6 months 10 day 500mg for sore throat and fever tonsils swollen throat swab neg though what is going on no cough?

Took amoxicillin 3 times now in 6 months 10 day 500mg for sore throat and fever tonsils swollen throat swab neg though what is going on no cough?

Virus? Allergy?: Probably these were not bacterial infections but viral, or perhaps an allergy problem. Except for strep, which apparently was negative by swab, few bacterial infections do this. No antibiotic, including amoxicillin, has any effect on viral infections or allergies. Keep working with your doctor, or perhaps see otolaryngologist (ENT) or allergy specialist. ...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


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Viral Pharyngitis (Definition)

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