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Throat Sensitive To Cold
Is it better to drink cold or hot liquids when you have sore throat, inflammation and possibly strep?
Doesn't matter: Drink whatever you find soothing.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can stress/too cold environment/dust from aircon/fatigue could possibly irritate my throat and cause sore throat? Plss doctors response!
Today my doctor diagnose me with strep throat does strep throat cause dry mouth and coughing especially near cold hot temperture?
Yes it is possible: If the tooth had a deep "cavity" that needed to be filled, the filling may be very close to the nerve. This may cause some sensitivity. It is also possible that your filling is a little "high" and needs to be adjusted. On and off sensitivity is always possible with a new filling. If you do not have decrease in symptoms in a week or two or it gets worse, contact your dentist for further evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can allergy shots prevent sore throats from cold dry weather? Also protect against throat infections?
No: Allergy shots are meant to retrain your immune system not to over-react when exposed to an allergen that causes allergy symptoms such as pollens, dust mites, cat dander, etc.. When allergic reaction is reduced, inflammation of the airways, upper or lower, is reduced, and that indirectly would make you less prone to symptoms of sore throat, dryness or repeated colds, or airway hyper-responsiveness ...Read more
Can an allergic reaction to a fragrance turn into a common cold or something that feels like the common cold -Stuffy nose, tiredness, sore throat, etc?
Fragrance: Probably not. Please see your doctor about this. ...Read more
What can I do for a cold at home. Feeling cold and hot, sneezing, sore throat, dry cough and runny nose . Is this flu?
Influenza usually: Manifests with severe headache, cough, and high fevers. Home remedies are antipyretics, antihistamines, cough supressants, and decongestants, all otc. Make sure you stay well hydrated, use a vaporizer, rest, and avoid allergens. See a doctor if it lasts more than a week. Good luck. ...Read more
Cold: Yes. Infection of any kind be it bacterial or viral can cause swollen glands and a sore throat. If your symptoms resolve but your glands remain swollen after several months you should just have it checked out by a physician but swollen glands are very common and not usually concerning when you are sick. ...Read more
Can non-food allergies cause sore throat, that seems to resonance in the ear, jaw, chest, and mouth?
Yes, secondarily: A strong exposure to an airborne allergen can cause drainage which when snorting, mouth breathing, throat clearing, then cause throat soreness. I have personally had heavy exposure to dust mite (a borrowed pillow) and woke up the next morning with a raw throat. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tips: For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect ; mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. For severe sore throat get strep test/culture. ...Read more
Treat strep: Please see a physician for a throat swab rapid strep screen, if you also have enlarged lymph nodes in your neck, headaches, and no cough or nasal symptoms. Not treating a strep throat can lead to heart disease. A doctor can also prescribe zofran for nausea and vomiting, if needed. Try bland things like crackers if hungry. Drink Gatorade or similar sports drinks, flat sprite or 7up, or try emetrol. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
If hot liquids increase mucus velocity+inflammation, and cold liquids decrease mucus velocity+inflammation, wouldn't cold be better for post nasal drip cough and inflamed/sore throat?
No: Cold fluid would not feel better if you use it for nasal irrigation to alleviate postnasal drip. Choice between cold and hot is based not on any scientific ideas, but rather on the level of comfort one or the other brings. In cases of inflammation it is recommended to avoid extremes - cold and hot and stick with the middle ground - lukewarm. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sore Throat: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have Strep Throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider Tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: Mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Can gargle with Aloe Vera juice twice a day. ...Read more
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