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Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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Throat Lozenges (Overview)

Temporarily relieves sore throat or mouth pain, minor mouth irritation, or pain caused by canker sores. This medicine is an oral anesthetic.


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Can you overdose on throat lozenges?

Can you overdose on  throat lozenges?

No: No, but you risk your decay risk. They are candies with flavoring! ...Read more

Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
37 doctors shared insights

Throat Lozenges (Overview)

Temporarily relieves sore throat or mouth pain, minor mouth irritation, or pain caused by canker sores. This medicine is an oral anesthetic.


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How many throat lozenges should I take?

How many throat lozenges should I take?

Depends: It depends on your symptoms. Generally, you can take one every 4 hours as needed for pain. If they don't help. Stop taking them and try warm salt water gargles. ...Read more

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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Stay hydrated
Once
Drink warm or cold fluids, whatever feels better
Once
Try acetaminophen or ibuprofen to relieve symptoms
Once
Avoid spicy or acidic foods
Once
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Is it considered unhealthy and even dangerous to only eat throat lozenges and something small for dinner?

Is it considered unhealthy and even dangerous to only eat throat lozenges and something small for dinner?

Not healthy: I don't know what the particular throat lozenges contain. As a result, i don't know if this is dangerous but it certainly is not healthy. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to only eat throat lozenges?

Is it dangerous to only eat throat lozenges?

Yes: Throat lozenges may have a little sugar in them, but otherwise, they have no nutritional value. If your throat is very sore- try soups and soft foods. ...Read more

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How many throat lozenges should I take in a day for cough?

How many throat lozenges should I take in a day for cough?

Read the label: Throat lozenges are relatively safe but they also are candy-like. Read the label and it should tell you. If you have a sore throat be careful it may be strep. You don't have to have any other symptoms so you may want it checked out. ...Read more

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Is it okay to just keep taking throat lozenges or candy for cold?

Is it okay to just keep taking throat lozenges or candy for cold?

Depends: If your "cold" lasts the typical 7-10 days... Yes that is fine. If your "cold" last beyond 7-10 days - you don't have a cold and it needs to be evaluated by your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible to overdose or take too many cepacol throat lozenges?

Cepacol side effects: Yes it is possible and it is also possible to have allergic reactions and side effects on regular doses. You should not exceed the recommended doses on the bottle and stop if you have side effects. ...Read more

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How many cepacol maximum numbing throat lozenges must you take?

Depends: It depends on your symptoms. Generally, you can take one every 4 hours as needed for pain. If they don't help. Stop taking them and try warm salt water gargles. ...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