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What happens if you take sore throat lozenges?

What happens if you take sore throat lozenges?

Depending on the: Contents it can help to numb the throat. Here are some more options. 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 juice is good. ...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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My voice is going out what can I take sore throat?

My voice is going out what can I take sore throat?

Symptomatic Tx: You are likely contracting a viral infection causing laryngitis and pharyngitis. Symptomatic treatment is only advised with over the counter medications. ...Read more

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What medicines can I take for sore throat?

What medicines can I take for sore throat?

Sore throat: You have a lot of options for meds and a sore throat. You can take Tylenol or Motrin for the throat pain. You can take sudafed for the post nasal drainage. If these do not help you can use topical anesthetic sprays like chloroseptic spray that comes in two flavors regular or cherry.
If this persists for a week, see your physician. Good luck and feel better! ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take a sore throat to heal?

Depends: Varies. Many causes, including infectious, inflammatory, cancerous. The cause determines the length of time to heal. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long does it takes a sore throat to heal without medications?

Can you tell me how long does it takes a sore throat to heal without medications?

If it is viral it: Might take as little as a couple of days or longer than a week. Rest, hydrate well with water ; stay far, far away from cigarette smoke. You can keep mucosa moist with a humidifier. Add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Slippery elm bark lozenges are another option. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. ...Read more

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What can I take for sore throat. I am on medicine for thyroid problems?

What can I take for sore throat. I am on medicine for thyroid problems?

Sore throat: Start by trying over the counter medications such as acetaminophen, ibuprofen, or a spray like chloraseptic. None of these should affect your thyroid medications. If our symptoms persist beyond a few days or if you develop new or worsening symptoms see your doctor. ...Read more

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What can I take for sore throat or tonsils?

What can I take for sore throat or tonsils?

Symptom relief: You can get temporary symptom relief with salt water gargles or throat lozenges but for persistent or severe symptoms see a doctor. ...Read more

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What kind of medicine can I take for sore throat while breastfeeding?

What kind of medicine can I take for sore throat while breastfeeding?

Depends on the cause: If you have a pretty bad sore throat associated with fever, red throat, rash, or other symptoms, see your doctor. If it is just a scratchy sore throat in the morning that goes away pretty quickly in the day, then any thing that is moisturizing is fine-liquids, honey, sore throat lozenges, etc. If it is due to allergies, treat it like you would any allergy. Most otc anti-histamines are safe. ...Read more

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What can I take for sore throat cough stuffy nose?

What can I take for sore throat cough stuffy nose?

My favorites: When I have those symptoms I take ibuprofen and dayquil / nyquil (generic is OK). ...Read more

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What medication can I Take for sore throat, stuffy nose and coughing up yellow phlegm if I have high BP?

What medication can I Take for sore throat, stuffy nose and coughing up yellow phlegm if I have high BP?

This is an infection: If your phlegm is yellow, you likely have an infection and it is no longer simply a "head cold". Having said that you need to be seen by PCP and considered for antibacterial if it is not deemed viral. However, in the interim, for symptomatic relief you can take Delsym for cough, ADvil/tylenol for soar throat altho that will mask a fever, and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) as a decongestant at night (sleep), no Sudafed ...Read more

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What to take for sore throats from a cold?

What to take for sore throats from a cold?

Hot tea: And the juice of two limes or lemons. Eat or drink pineapple juice. ...Read more

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What should I take for a sore throat?

Sore throat: If you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider & get a streph 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 juice is good. ...Read more

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What does one take for minor sore throat?

Pain relievers: You can try tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen for the pain. You can also gargle with warm, not hot, water with some salt dissolved in it (don't swallow it). Try that as often as you want. Sometimes cold drinks help too. You can also try cough drops. If it lasts more than 4 days, or you get a fever of 101 or higher, see someone about it. ...Read more

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What medicine I have to take for my sore throat?

What medicine I have to take for my sore throat?

Dr. Can check throat: 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). A couple days of throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) can decrease throat pain. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for a sore throat to heal?

Depends on the cause: A typical viral infection should be resolving in about a week. Bacterial infections may not resolve until treated with an antibiotic. Sore throats from acid reflux can last a long time if the reflux is not treated well. Typically a sore throat should be evaluated by a doctor if not improving within a couple of weeks. Of course depending on the severity of the sore throat and other symptoms. ...Read more

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Can I take celestamine for sore throat?

Can I take celestamine for sore throat?

Not a good idea: Of course, one can only treat what has been identified as the cause. On the other hand, most temporary sore throats are from a viral infection and celestamine would not help it (potentially prolonging the duration of the illness). Try saline gargle or topical anesthetic lozenges provided that a strep throat has been ruled out. ...Read more

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What can my 16 year old take for severe sore throat?

Sore throat: Try gargling salt water. If it's very red or there is pus on the throat or tonsils, this should be evaluated as he could have infection that warrants antibiotics. ...Read more

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What can I take for a sore throat due to roommates being sick prior?

What can I take for a sore throat due to roommates being sick prior?

Sore throat help: Most colds & sore throats are caused by viruses, which antibiotics can't kill. So do things to make yourself fell better while you're waiting for your body to kick this. Gargle with salt water. Drink tea with honey. Suck on hard candy/lozenges. Take Acetaminophen (no more than 8 a day). Vitamin c and zinc lozenges may help. Chicken soup! sleep lots. Take care. ...Read more

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If I'm allergic to penicillin, what can I take for my sore throat?

If I'm allergic to penicillin, what can I take for my sore throat?

Zithromax or others: Mild throat symptoms can be from cold viruses, strep throat, allergies, irritation, etc... It can be difficult to tell what the cause is. If symptoms only last 1-2 days, it was likely allergies, irritation, or a mild cold. Doctors have rapid 5-minute tests for strep. A primary care doctor can diagnose strep and start non-penicillin antibiotics (such as zithromax, or sometimes Omnicef (cefdinir) or keflex). ...Read more

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What's the best thing to take for a sore throat it hurts so bad to swallow?

Sore throat: Garggle with salt and water, tea with honey helps, if it continues see your doctor you may have an infection. ...Read more

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My son is 12 and on 30mg of Vyvanse, what can he safely take for a sore throat or a headache?

My son is 12 and on 30mg of Vyvanse, what can he safely take for a sore throat or a headache?

Acetaminophen: Or Ibuprofen, are fine with Vyvanse, but read the labels carefully and don't exceed recommended dosage, wish you both wellness ...Read more

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Are there preventive measures I can take for a sore throat? Is there something I can do to prevent getting a sore throat so often? .

Old or New Way: The usual way is to take liquid medicine or cough drops designed for the throat. The old way is to gargle with peroxide, the new way is to gargle with Chlorhexidine gluconate (brand name = Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) and needs an rx from your physician or dentist). ...Read more

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What medicine do I take for severe sore throat and cough? I had strep throat about 3 or 4weeks ago.

What medicine do I take for severe sore throat and cough? I had strep throat about 3 or 4weeks ago.

R/O Strep: It would be a good idea to rule out recurrent strep throat and if there, treat with antibiotics prescribed. In the meantime, warm salt water gargles, chloraseptic spray, herbal tea with lemon and honey, avoid spicy and citrus foods, OTC pain relievers as needed. Ice cream or cold drinks if helpful. ...Read more

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Viral Pharyngitis (Definition)

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Throat Pain (Definition)

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