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I have strep throat and have swelling which os preventing me from swallowing. should i crush the pill even though there will be some loss of the pill?

I have strep throat and have swelling which os preventing me from swallowing. should i crush the pill even though there will be some loss of the pill?

See answer: U have a few options: 1. u can call your doctor and ask for a suspension of the antibiotic that u r taking which may be available.2. U can ask for a pain killer in a liquid or syrup form - take it &wait an hour &once pain is minimal take ur pill 3. Crush pill &make it into a suspension with a Litte water &swallow it 4. Ask ur doctor for a long acting penicillin shot- single shot suffices. ...Read more

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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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How can I reduce throat swelling from strep?

How can I reduce throat swelling from strep?

Anti-inflammatories: Anti-inflammatories such as Ibuprofen or Aleve (naproxen) can be helpful both for swelling and fever. Just be sure to take this with food particularly when on antibiotics to avoid stomach upset or acid reflux issues. ...Read more

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Will nyquil help with the swelling associated with strep throat?

Will nyquil help with the swelling associated with strep throat?

Slight help: Nyquil contains some ingredients which soothe the throat and may to a degree help decrease some swelling. It does not treat the strep but helps decrease some pain and again may incidentally reduce swelling ...Read more

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Hello,I'm wondering will NyQuil help with reducing the swelling of your strep throat?

Hello,I'm wondering will NyQuil help with reducing the swelling of your strep throat?

Sore throat : If you have a sore throat 90 percent of the time it will be caused by a virus. Strep throat is caused by a bacteria and must be diagnosed with a rapid strep test by your doctor and treated with antibiotics. Persistent pain and fever should prompt a visit With a mild sore throat, antiinflammatory medicine, analgesics, and cough suppressant can really help. Read this pleasehttp://tinyurl.com/o2gtfjs ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with strep throat this morning and prescribed amoxicillin. I can barely swallow due to severe swelling/pain in right side of throat.

I was diagnosed with strep throat this morning and prescribed amoxicillin. I can barely swallow due to severe swelling/pain in right side of throat.

It happens: If you are having difficulty getting your meds down you could call back and ask them to give you a shot. I would think twice about that because in an adult it usually requires 1 in both buttocks. Drinking chilled or slushy fluids will often numb the pain and allow better fluid intake. ...Read more

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Does strep always cause a sore throat? 2 kids in my house have strep throat, I think I see some swelling and whitish patches but no pain in my throat.

Does strep always cause a sore throat? 2 kids in my house have strep throat, I think I see some swelling and whitish patches but no pain in my throat.

Strep throat: Great question! Streptococcal bacteria lives in our throat. When it becomes the predominant organism then we get pain as the immune system and the bacteria fight a war. There are some people that have strep in their throat all the time and they cohabitate in other words they are carriers are no signs of disease - Not treated. Evidence of disease is the redness, the white patches and the pain. ...Read more

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I have strep throat. Initially treated with Zithromax, but had a reaction of facial swelling, switched to Biaxin, (clarithromycin) on day 5 now and no relief.

I have strep throat. Initially treated with Zithromax, but had a reaction of facial swelling, switched to Biaxin, (clarithromycin) on day 5 now and no relief.

Check with doctor: Even with a positive strep test, most sore throat symptoms are primarily due to viruses -- and viral infections do not respond to antibioticcs; they have to clear up on their own. Still, you should continue to take the antibiotic as directed; or check back with the doctor who prescribed it and follow her instructions. In any case, you should start to improve soon. Good luck! ...Read more

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5 years old is having red itchy rashes on neck , itching on back , ears and face,swelling on face.Fever 100.Skin is rough.Is it strep throat/measles?

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5 years old  is having red itchy rashes on neck , itching on back , ears and face,swelling on face.Fever 100.Skin is rough.Is it strep throat/measles?

Needs to be seen: Cannot be diagnosed on this platform with this limited information, which indicate need for medical attention, kindly take your child to the pediatrician, wish you both wellness ...Read more

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What to do about throat swelling?

What to do about throat swelling?

See doctor: The need for you to be seen soon or immediately depends upon a few things. Are you having trouble breathing, is it only on one side, does it hurt, how long has it been like this, is it worsening. If it is the outside of your throat/both sides, could be swollen glands, and because of viral infection. If you are having trouble breathing, go to E.R. Now. All else see dr soon. ...Read more

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Why is my throat swelling up? What are main causes?

Throat Swelling: Most common cause of feeling of swelling in throat is gastro esophageal reflux, less common causes are allrgy, viral infection, infectious mononucleosis, and streptococcal infection. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Throat swelling?

What is the definition or description of: Throat swelling?

Throat swelling: The condition in which the mucus membrane or tissues beneath this swell anywhere along the throat. The throat starts behind the nose in the nasopharynx , goes down to the oropharynx behind the oral cavity, and finally ends in the hypopharynx, which is where the larynx or voice box is located. ...Read more

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Is it true that coffee helps throat swelling?

Is it true that coffee helps throat swelling?

Unlikely: Warm coffee may be soothing for throat irritation, but coffee and/or caffeine will NOT treat swelling. Consultation with a physician where the cause of swelling is identified can lead to a more effective treatment. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause throat swelling?

Can anxiety cause throat swelling?

Yes and No: Anxiety doesn't usually cause the throat tissue to actually swell, but by neurologic pathways the throat muscles can tense up. This causes the feeling that the throat is constricting or tightening. ...Read more

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How can I reduce throat swelling if anaphylaxis?

How can I reduce throat swelling if anaphylaxis?

EPinephrine: Anaphylaxis is a life threatening allergic reaction that can present with hives, itchiness, lip/tongue/throat swelling, breathing problems and possible death. The treatment for anaphylaxis is using epinephrine. ...Read more

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Is sudden throat swelling part of my allergy or something else?

Is sudden throat swelling part of my allergy or something else?

Possibly: Throat swelling can be the result of an allergic reaction or the manifestation of some other disorders like hae, tumors or thyroid problems. ...Read more

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Sensation of throat swelling making it hard to breathe. What can I do?

Sensation of throat swelling making it hard to breathe. What can I do?

Throat swelling: This is a medical emergency, you need to be seen as soon as possible. If the condition comes and goes you may have angioedema of the throat and this can result from multiple causes, please don't treat this lightly, an online forum is not a place for this, see a doctor asap. ...Read more

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What would cause throat swelling and difficulty breathing? Does this occur often?

What would cause throat swelling and difficulty breathing? Does this occur often?

Anaphylaxis: Allergic reactions of varying degrees can cause this. Allergies can be environmental, dietary, or medication related. Allergic reactions can occur from things you have been exposed to for a long time, never reacted, and now suddenly you are. This type of reaction warrants a visit to emergency department. Severe onset warrants a call to 911. ...Read more

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What can cause quick, random throat swelling? Would it be an emergency allergy reaction?

Many reasons: There are many causes of throat swelling. Allergy, oral allergy syndrome (related to food), acid reflux and infection are a few common causes. You should seek medical evaluation before settling on a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I lately have had two instances when I nearly choked from my throat swelling taking tramadol ?

Tramadol allergy: Stop taking the medication. It sounds like you are allergic. Sometimes allergy will escalate and get worse the next time ! contact your doctor. ...Read more

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I lately have had two instances when I nearly choked from my throat swelling. Should I carry an epi pen?

I lately have had two instances when I nearly choked from my throat swelling.  Should I carry an epi pen?

Hard to know: You really need to have an ENT evaluation of your throat swelling. Allergy is a possibility but acid reflux is a possibility as well. There are many factors involved and difficult to evaluate based on your question alone. ...Read more

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Throat swelling after eating chocolate, why is this?

Throat swelling after eating chocolate, why is this?

If this is a pattern: Then you might have an allergy to chocolate or one of the ingredients in the chocolate food you are eating. Would recommend holding off on eating chocolate and encourage you to consider an evaluation by an allergist. Take care. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for UTI and throat swelling?

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Unrelated: There is no relation between the 2. Uti is treated with antibiotics. I am not sure what you mean by throat swelling. ...Read more

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What can cause random throat swelling?

What can cause random throat swelling?

Vague question: Many causes of throat swelling: allergic rections to foods i.e., seafood, peanuts allergy to inhallents, i.e., smoke, pollen, cat dander allergy to medications (any medication) common -antibiotics, ace inhibitors, Aspirin (other non steroidal antiinflammatories trauma, infections, i.e.Strep throat genetic disorders (hereditary angioedema), cancer (paraneoplastic syndrome). ...Read more

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How can I reduce throat swelling at hoe?

You mean : Acute throat swelling sensation may be related to infection, reflux, or allergy. Stay hydrated- plenty of water. Salt water gargles, using a humidifier, and otc pain meds should help. Avoid alcohol, spicy, and citrus foods/ drinks. Consider otc antihistamine e g benadryl, (diphenhydramine) and reflux meds e g prilosec. See a doctor if symptoms don't improve in a few days or if you have breathing difficulty. ...Read more

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What can cause throat swelling on the inside?

What can cause throat swelling on the inside?

Many factors: Many factors can cause swelling of the throat, mainly ingestional agents, such as foods, medications, vitamins, supplements. There are also disease processes that can trigger the swelling. ...Read more

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I have chronic hives, what are the chances of my throat swelling, is it common?

I have chronic hives, what are the chances of my throat swelling, is it common?

Possibly: Anaphylaxis can occur and best is to see a good allergist/dermatologist regarding the chronic hives. You may also be tested for possible food sensitivities as our gut is closely linked to our immune system. Your allergist may also prescribe an Epipen (epinephrine) to you depending on the severity of your allgeries. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Why does Laryngopharyngeal reflux or silent reflux cause the feeling of throat swelling and discomfort..

Acidic irritation: is what causes the symptoms, usually treatment includes use of antacids, in addition to other measures decided by your treating physician ...Read more

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Hello, if I have some throat swelling and it is hard for me to breath after 24 hours of having consumed weed what must I do?Rest and hydration sufice?

Hello, if I have some throat swelling and it is hard for me to breath after 24 hours of having consumed weed what must I do?Rest and hydration sufice?

Go to ER: If you have throat swelling lasting more than 24 hours, you need to get this taken care of immediately since one does not know whether this may progress further. If this has been a recurrent problem then you will need to consider a condition called hereditary angioedema which can be life-threatening. Throat swelling caused by allergies usually subsides in less than 24 hrs. ...Read more

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Rashes on the arms and throat swelling? Signs of allergic reactions?

Rashes on the arms and throat swelling?  Signs of allergic reactions?

Possibly: More information is needed to be sure. Should seek the evaluation of an ENT of allergist. ...Read more

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Is sudden throat swelling part of my cold?

Is sudden throat swelling part of my cold?

Shouldn't be: Sudden throat swelling is not a usual part of a cold. Go in to see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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What can cause quick, random throat swelling in someone?

Random swelling caus: Random throat swelling is not a normal occurrence, even if it is quick. You need to see your doctor to make sure you are not reacting to foods, inhalants or other thing in your environment. Stress in patient with c1 esterase deficiency (hereditary angioedema) can trigger sweling. Medications are also a possible cause. Please get evaluated. ...Read more

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Over singing causing throat swelling? What can I do to reduce the swelling?

Yes, rest voice: Typically you get hoarse from overstressing your vocal cords, long before you get pain/swelling. You may have pushed them so far so fast that you are having pain from that area. If you develop any trouble breathing or the soreness/swelling advances -- go to E.R.If you see external swelling -- go to E.R. You should rest your voice, talk less. Some Ibuprofen may help reduce swelling and pain. ...Read more

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Is sudden throat swelling an allergic reaction or a bad infection?

Many reasons: There are many causes of throat swelling. Allergy, oral allergy syndrome (related to food), acid reflux and infection are a few common causes. You should seek medical evaluation before settling on a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What do symptoms like an abscess on my tongue and throat swelling mean?

What do symptoms like an abscess on my tongue and throat swelling mean?

Infection: An abscess indicates an infection (usually bacterial). Often antibiotics are given and sometimes surgical drainage is required. Most importantly, the cause of the infection needs to be treated. Have an oral surgeon evaluate. ...Read more

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Can tooth infection cause throat swelling?

Yes: Lower teeth may cause swelling if the infection is severe enough. Please see your dentist for treatment. ...Read more

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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


Strep Throat (Definition)

A throat infection caused by a strep bacteria, which responds ...Read more