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Sore Throat Paracetamol Or Ibuprofen
Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more
None: None are all that effective. Try chloroseptic instead. ...Read more
Either can help with: Discomfort.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 very helpful. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle with this several times a day. You can gargle with aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mixture of chamomile tea with honey & a small amount of lemon >>. ...Read more
Tylenol (acetaminophen) will not: Cause an infection to become non-contagious.Get a more detailed answer ›
Sore throat: Finding the cause & treating it. Those meds. Are for lowering temp. And soothing discomfort temporarily. ...Read more
No need: If one tablet is not enough, then double the dose of the same pill. ...Read more
Whatever works: For a sore throat, there is no controlled study that i know of that answers the question of relief of pain for a sore throat. Inasmuch as the most common cause of sore throat is viral, you should drink a lot of fluids and take the pain medicine that gives you the best relief. Except for Acetaminophen (tylenol) the other meds are known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. They are similar. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Children's tylenol is the same chemical composition as regular tylenol (acetaminophen) but made at lower doses which are safer for children. Most children's tylenol containers will have a chart indicating the number of pills to take depending on the person's age and weight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Try something local: Too. F 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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I have a cold, really bad sore throat. Should I take DayQuil or Advil (ibuprofen) cold and sinus?
Cold: Cannot recommend individual commercial products. Check with your friendly pharmacist and they can select a product that conforms to treatment of your individual symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more
That's a pretty hard: Core pain med for 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 amt of lemon helps. ...Read more
Can regular pain relievers like Tylenol, (acetaminophen) ibuprofen, suppress a head ache caused by acute HIV?
Probably: There are no clinical trials addressing this specific question. It's likely that those drugs will reduce headache of acute HIV just as they reduce headache from many other causes. The response to the pain pill, however, CANNOT be used to diagnose what the CAUSE of a headache is. ...Read more
I'm pregnant and have sore throat, mucus, and aches. Probably just a cold. What medicine is safe to take besides tylenol (acetaminophen)? Robitussin?
The most important: Thing is monitoring your situation including fever , chills, coughing up purulent sputum , difficulty swallowing etc. In such situation , see your doc. If symptoms are getting better and as you say it is just a cold , tylenol (acetaminophen) for symptom control and some lozenges would be just fine ...Read more
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19 weeks pregnant sore throat, swollen glands, killer headache with body ache congested runny nose, sneezing, coughing.Organic marijuana vs Advil (ibuprofen) n such?.
2yo with flu high fever puking chills sore throat cough runny nose he keeps spitting like his mouth taste bad! what to give besides tylenol (acetaminophen) ibuprofen?
Clear fluids: Give small amounts of pedialyte of chicken broth sweetened with a small amount of sugar to prevent dehydration. If you start with 1/2 tsp every 10-15 minutes you can often give enough fluids to prevent or treat dehydration. Increase amount of 1/2 tsp every hour or so as tolerated. Your child sounds like one the pediatrician should see. May want to do a rapid strep screen & assess for dehydration. ...Read more
I am trying to ttc and I am 8dpo & 5 days to period, the question is can I take paracetamol or pandol as I am having cough,sore throat,headace.
6 months preg.Sore throat red slightly inflamed for Two days had paracetamol.Headaches no other symptoms.Green mucus today. Getting better? Harm baby?
Get checked.: If this is viral it is no problem. However, get checked to be sure you don't have strep. Untreated strep throat i a problem for both you and your baby. Consider calling your OB or PCP and asking them to order a throat culture for strep (more accurate than a rapid strep) or get seen in person. ...Read more
I gave a girl oral sex now I have a sore throat for the past 2weeks. It goes away when i take paracetamol but it comes back. Is it serious?
I often get sore throat along with blocked nose and cough. Taking paracetamol and nimesulide doesn't help. It keeps on getting worse. Please help me.
See an ENT: If you are under age 18. This could be serious. You must have a throat culture to rule out strep. Strep infections can attack the heart, kidney and eyes. If older usually a cold can easily result in chronic sinusitis and only a ct scan of sinuses will confirm that. In any case you must see either your primary care or an ENT specialist for culture, ct and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I take anti histamine ,anti biotic,paracetamol, rebrapazol (gastric problem)together??
I have skin reaction(swelling and itching), sore throat
High b/p swollen glands&tonsils chesty mucus cough sore throat blocked nose went docs thursday now tuesday said take ibuprofen & paracetamol no help !
Hi. Im 25 years it started with a sore throat. Now my throat just feels itchy. It irritates my throat and ill start coughing like crazy. During my cough my chest starts to hurt. Kinda feels like i need to catch my breath. Ive tried advil, mucinex, therafl
Allergies/asthma: The symptoms you describe sound like they might be caused by allergies to something in your indoor or outdoor environment (pollens, dust, grass, pet fur/dander, etc). You might also have some reactive airway disease exacerbated by the same. Examine your environment for potential allergens and try to eliminate exposure to them. If this does not resolve, seek further medical evaluation/treatment. ...Read more
My 7 year old son has had fever since 2 days along with sore throat. The fever spikes back up to 103 once motrin wears off. Could it be streps?
Does taking medications for fever/sore throat ( acetaminophen, chloropheniramine) help reduce it's duration ? What if I do not take any medication ?
I take 20 MSG of lexapro (escitalopram) a day I have a really sore throat can I take aspirin, Advil ?
Is it safe to take hydrocodone-acetaminophen for a sore throat from mono? The sore throat makes it near impossible to eat and sleep.
How many days can I safely take acetaminophen (in NyQuil) for my sore throat (my doc recommended it)? Not strep. It's the only way I can sleep.
Not quite right: question. Like so many things, tylenol (acetaminophen) is good except in overdose. The more reliable estimates are that tylenol (acetaminophen) overdoses (including intentional) produce serious harm rarely. Make sure you are NOT taking additional tylenol (acetaminophen) AT THE SAME TIME as nyquil (percocet, other cold meds, headache meds ALL have it among others). Don't overdose, no limit on how many times you can take it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually ok: If your child doesn't have an allergy to motrin, it should be safe to give this medication. Make sure that you follow the instructions for dosing and duration of use until you should talk to the pediatrician. If the child is showing signs of serious illness like extreme low energy, too much sleeping or high fevers, call the pediatrician immediately. ...Read more
Hi, i have been sick for 2 days now, dont usually get sick at all, have chills down my back, changes from being too hot then being too cold. really sore throat when coughing. Have been using syrup and 500mg
Please get checked : Chills + cough may be simply influenza or some virus but it would be very important to exclude more serious infections such as pneumonia. I recommend an urgent medical assessment with GP or after hours doctor as someone needs to examine you. Please present urgently if breathing or swallowing difficulties. All the best ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I took two types of medications with acetaminophen without knowing to stop a fever and sore throat and now I have small little lumps under my lip?
Canker sores: Canker sores is the most common recurrent oral lesions. In some instances, they can be a sign of other conditions affecting the body (e.g. fever). Most ulcers, infections will clear up by themselves within a week or two. You should see your GP if the ulcer gets worse or lasts for longer than 2 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had a sore throat for 2 days now it seems to be worse in the morning I've been looking at my throat with a flashlight it seems slightly red but no swollen tonsils or white bumps. I took Advil this morning and it seemed to help a lot. No fever or othe
My illness started with a bad headache and a sore throat. After two days of taking Advil, my headache went away but my sore throat stayed and red, pimple-like bumps were forming all over my hands, feet, and face. Is there a way to cure this?
Doctor can check: A sore throat can be evaluated by a primary care doctor to see what the cause might be. Sometimes it is a strep throat bacterial infection (antibiotics would be needed to treat strep). Other possibilities include viral infections such as Hand-Foot-Mouth disease or Mononucleosis (mono), a tonsillar abcess, throat ulcers, etc... The doctor has to look at the throat and rash to figure things out. ...Read more
Started with pain in ear and sore throat, then neck pain and upper arm pain. Gassy and feels better with motrin and hot compress. Swelling on upper ar?
Need evaluation: This is a risk of infection and you needed an evaluation ...Read more
Sore throat,lethargy, x3 days. ok to breathe/swallow,neg strep & xray, fast pulse. ER gave steroids & motrin for visible epiglottis. Should i worry?
Sore throat: I'm not sure how they saw your epiglottis in the ER, but if they think you have epiglottitis, you should have been hospitalized. Do you have fever? you are likely dehydrating which may cause the fast pulse. Strep is only one test. Were you tested for infectious mono? if there is suspicion of epiglottitis (low prob given no dyspnea or dysphagia) I would suggest coverage for HIB. See your PCP. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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