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Is it normal to have a sore throat after radiation beam therapy to the neck?

Is it normal to have a sore throat after radiation beam therapy to the neck?

Yes: The neck is small and the throat is right there. So radiation will go through the throat and cause soreness. There should be medicines that can help. ...Read more

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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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I had a radical neck dissection followed by radiation 7 years ago. If I get a sore throat I get very inflamed and very tender lymph nodes. Is his norm?

I had a radical neck dissection followed by radiation 7 years ago. If I get a sore throat I get very inflamed and very tender lymph nodes. Is his norm?

Irratiation: With radiation it is not at all uncommon to have issues with a sore throat and tender lymph notes - unfortunately this can be part of the "cure" and is not at all unusual. ...Read more

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When you get sore throat n flew-ish symptoms....Will you get better quicker if you lay out in the sun, or go running?

When you get sore throat n flew-ish symptoms....Will you get better quicker if you lay out in the sun, or go running?

No: Your body needs to rest while it it healing itself. Also the sun produces ultraviolet rays that can inhibit the immune system in the skin. ...Read more

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I've had a sore throat for about a week. It started on the left side of my throat then switched to the right and is now back to the left side and is n?

I've had a sore throat for about a week. It started on the left side of my throat then switched to the right and is now back to the left side and is n?

Get an exam: More history and an exam with a throat culture are needed. Do you have a fever? Do you have vomiting, diarrhea, pain, or any other problems? Do you smoke? How is your appetite? I suggest rest, good nutrition with a multi-vitamin and vitamin C supplement daily, drink a lot of fluids, do not smoke, drink alcohol or use illicit drugs, and go to a clinic for a physical exam and standard tests. ...Read more

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What are some good OTC medicines for sore throat, congestion. N cough?

What are some good OTC medicines for sore throat, congestion. N cough?

OTC Cold Drugs: This article provides some useful tips==>http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/76285-overthecounter-cold-medicines/. You don't want to over medicate, but a short term combination of readily available meds can help you feel better and sleep at night. Be cautious of drugs containing Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) if you have high blood pressure or a heart condition, though. ...Read more

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How to really know whether I have normal cold n sore throat or h1n1.???

How to really know whether I have normal cold n sore throat or h1n1.???

Cold vs flu: In general, the flu will cause you to feel more ill than a cold will. Flu sxs can include fever, chills, marked aching of muscles and joints & significant fatigue (if these symptoms did occur with a common cold they would usually be less intense). Colds tend to lead to more nasal congestion than the flu.
Swine flu may also be associated with GI symptoms. ...Read more

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Sore throat with pain?

Sore throat with pain?

Maybe antibiotics: Sore throat can be caused by virus or bacteria. I would recommend that you see a doctor and get a rapid strep and culture. If it is strep, you will need a prescription for an antibiotic. In the meantime there are lots of soothing otc lozenges for relief of pain. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin also help with the pain. ...Read more

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How to heal sore throat?

How to heal sore throat?

It depends: Many sore throats are viral and will go away without treatment. Gargle with warm salt water several times a day and eat ice cream or drink cold drinks for comfort. You can find some lozenges that will numb the throat but they will also numb the tongue, which some people don't like. If you also have a fever, headache, bad breath, or swollen glands in your neck, you should be checked. ...Read more

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How to cure sore throat?

How to cure sore throat?

Doctor can evaluate: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or mild flu (antibiotics are not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away in a day or two (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) can decrease throat pain, for 1-2 days. ...Read more

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Sore throat. What to do?

Sore throat. What to do?

Sore throat: Greetings. This is one of those questions that my knee jerk response would be to say, "take Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen and call me in the morning. " A sore throat could come from a a number of causes. But with the information you shared, I'd say try a pain relief medication and if it worsens or begins to worry you then seek further care in an ER or your doctor's office. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to cure sore throat?

How to cure sore throat?

Sore throat: If you have a 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. You can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a small amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read more

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Sore throat medications?

Sore throat medications?

OTC pain meds: Many people think in terms of a gargle but Ibuprofen is pretty good at pain relief & should help your throat. Tylenol (acetaminophen) comes in a liquid for people who's sore throat makes it hard to swallow pills. ...Read more

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Sore throat for 2 months?

Sore throat for 2 months?

Sore throat: See ENT ear nose and throat doctorr. ...Read more

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What to do by Sore throat?

What to do by Sore throat?

Doctor can check: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease pain. ...Read more

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How to relieve sore throat?

Home remedies: I agree with dr. Kwok. Saltwater gargles help. Mix a tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle with this several times a day. You can gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. A mixture of chamomile tea with honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice is good. Pour boiling water over thinly sliced organic ginger. Steep for at least five minutes in a covered pot. Add 2 to 3 tbs of honey. Sip. ...Read more

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What's good for sore throat?

What's good for sore throat?

Hydrogen peroxide: You might try gargling with hydrogen peroxide rinse (. ...Read more

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