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Throat Pain From Coughing
My wife (30 years, 53 kg) has fever (100.6), throat pain and cold cough from yesterday. She is taking laz-ax500 once & hifenac p. Is it correct measures?
Has she seen doctor?:
Laz-ax500 is azithromycin. This is an antibiotic. It has a long half life so taking it for 5 days is equal to a 14 day regimen. It will treat a bacterial infection. The hifenac p is paracetamol and aceclofenac, for fever and nonsteroidal anti-inflammtory.
If she is ill from a virus then rest is really the best thing and fluids. Call her doctor if she is on antibiotic and no better on monday. ...Read more
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
Tincture of time: Garden variety cold usually has cough and sore throat without fever.When fever occurs may be serious virus flu. Most sore throats from infections caused by viruses related to colds, antibiotic are not usually needed to speed recovery from a sore throat. Treatment for sore throats and colds from viruses are done to relieve symptoms, so home remedies may be just as effective as over-the-counter meds. ...Read more
What could be good for throat pain I had it for a while know feels thight and when I wake up in the mornings it hurts also have a small cough?
Throat pain: You need evaluation. You have had it for a while and this foes not sound like ordinary viral type illness. Since you have cough and throat pain, you vould have reflux. See an Ear nose & throat specialist for evaluation to start with. Monitor your symptoms for reflux. When does your cough occur? Is it after eating or when you recline? These wi all help sve he cause of your sore throat. ...Read more
I have throat pain and mild dry cough. Can I take combliflam and cetrizine together to cure it without complications?
Do you mean without: Harm? Well, combiflam is a pain killer, ibuprofen/acetaminophen combination, and cetirizine is an antihistaminic, either might work to relief pain/runny nose, if it is a mild viral URI, it might clear on its own anyway, if it doesn't or gets worse in few days, see a doctor, use saline nasal wash and salt water gargles as well, good luck ...Read more
Dr. Can check throat: Epiglottitis is rare. 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 or influenza). ...Read more
Where better to sleep in cold or hot room, I am suffering from fever, cough and throat pain almost one week?
I suddenly started having horrible burning upper mid chest and throat pain when I cough. No cold prior. Is this bronchitis?
Bronchitis: It may be, particularly if you are coughing and having difficult breathing. The best thing that you could do to resolve this question is to go immediately to a doctor and have yourself evaluated. Never ever fool with chest pain. It may be cardiac or other severe illness. Go now, do not wait. Er if necessary. ...Read more
Have had a cough (sometimes productive) for about a week. Cough about every 5 mins. No temp, some congestion, no throat pain. Recently I've felt some pain in sinus when swallowing after waking up.
How to treat throat pain. My throat pains when I yawn or when I try to cough. No fever. Suggest me treatment?
Depends: There are many causes of sore throat, as you know. Your cause doesn't look like infection, though. It may be from throat irritation from your cough. It may be from irritation caused by acid reflux - soreness worse when lying down, or after a belly-filling meal, or fluids. If those causes make sense, then address them & see if you feel better. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Wife voice has changed last 2 days. Hoarseness is present. No cough or throat pain. Waht could be the reason for this sudden change?
Been smoking 10Cigs a day for a year. Quit 2 weeks ago. Have THROAT PAIN (no problem swallowing), no cough, clear mucus with brown particles. Please Help?
Mgt/workup: I would advise having a sputum analysis to include sputum cytology. It is best to see your PCP for a throat examination. Continue to avoid smoke exposure. ...Read more
Viral syndrome: This is likely a upper respiratory viral infection in evolution. Sore throat (pharyngitis) with fever, followed by cough and other flu like symptoms. Best treatment is rest, plenty of fluids, tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen for aches and fever. A decongestant and cough suppressant may be helpful when these symptoms arise. Throat lozenges can help with the sore throat. If no better in 3-5 days, see MD. ...Read more
Should I still visit a MD if my symptoms are getting better? (ie, no more headache, but still vomit foam, less cough, throat pain)
Yes, ...: Or at least call to cancel the appointment as a courtesy to your doctor and other patients. However, it would be prudent to make sure you do not have any subtle complications and to discuss any preventative actions that will help you avoid the same situation in the future. ...Read more
My 7 yr old has had a temp between 100-101 for 4 days. Light phlegm, rare cough, no throat pain/redness. Appetite- energy near normal. Go to dr or?
Viral infections: Viral infections are common in childhood and are expected to occur several times per year in children under 12. Your chiild's school may have a fever policy, ask the school nurse. Viral infections typically last less than a week, for more than a week, see a doc. Or if fevers are associated with dehydration, ear pain, shortness of breath, wheezing, unusally severe headache, or behavior change, . ...Read more
I have throat pain and facing difficulty to swallow anything and have dry cough. I took some medicines like cefixime+ckavulanic acid and montukulast+lv?
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
W/ cough for 9 days. No fever no phlegm just an irritation in my throat as well as throat pain. I took 10mg loratadine dis am can I take another 10mg?
I have unbearable throat pain, cough and shortness of breath. I am asthmatic and use asthalin inhaler, but it is not working. What is wrong with me?
See your: Primary care physician or pulmonologist for further evaluation. ...Read more
Options: 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. Consider use of tylenol (acetaminophen) or non-steroidal anti-inflammories. See below. ...Read more
I was hoarse for a day or two and now I have a cough and no throat pain when I swallow but if I touch my esophagus it's tender what's wrong?
Had dysphagia, odynophagia, high fever. Dr prscrbd cefixime 6 day course. Was ok fr 3-4 days, then my throat pain started again with severe dry cough. Abx?
Possibly: Whenever treatment fails or relapses, it would be good to see the doctor again for a new evaluation; the time course, response to therapy, or new symptoms often prompts a change in thought as to what the disease is. ...Read more
I had fever, body aches, cough and throat pain. In 2 days I saw white spots on my tonsils. I took amoxicilin. 2weeks later still cough and spots.?
Ineffective: This can be a mixed infection not sensative to the ampicillin. Call your prescribing physician immediately to also insure that this is not a sign of something else. ...Read more
Day 1, my whole body was in pain, and I had chills, and sneezed. 2nd day I had throat pain, cough, thickening bloody mucus, no runny nose. Please help!
Am a lactating mother am suffering from fever, headache, severe cough, and throat pain since yesterday. What are the safe medications that I can use
Would a physician prescribe cough syrup for severe sore throat pain possibly associated with strep throat?
Sore throat worsening for a few days with postnasal drip. Throat pain when swallowing (very bad in morning). Cough on & off. Congested. Ideas?
A cold?: If this has been present for just a few days, it is likely from a viral infection If it lingers on beyond 10 days, then I would suspect a sinus infection. See doctor if getting worse. ...Read more
Went on tamiflu (oseltamivir) on Wednesday however now I have severe cough with throat pain and stuffy nose 4 days in. What should I do? No fever
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