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Can I give my baby an antiseptic spray for his sore throat?

Can I give my baby an antiseptic spray for his sore throat?

No: Not at all, very dangerous to use any product without discussing with your pediatrician. ...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


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Whats your opinion on halo? The stuff you spray on the cavity in your throat that kills germ for six hours.

Whats your opinion on halo? The stuff you spray on the cavity in your throat that kills germ for six hours.

Helpful for plaque &: Gingivitis prevention; active ingredient cetylpyridinium chloride kills gram + & fungi but not gram - , mycobacterium, or viruses; so helpful in above situations but not against colds (caused by viruses). Concern would be that long-term use might create resistant bacteria. ...Read more

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I spray painted one of my hockey sticks and now I have a burning throat, how long exposure to the fumes roughly can lead to a side effects?

I spray painted one of my hockey sticks and now I have a burning throat, how long exposure to the fumes roughly can lead to a side effects?

If the exposure-: -was short, U should B fine. If long, & persistent C Ur PCP 4 eval. Never do this in an enclosed space, must B done in a well ventilated space or outside. ...Read more

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Can using throat spray (and swallowing it) for over months at a time cause any issues? Been using it all times during the day for months now.

Can using throat spray (and swallowing it) for over months at a time cause any issues? Been using it all times during the day for months now.

Short term remedy: You should not be using throat spray on a regular basis. If you are using it because you have chronic sore throat you should get it looked at. If all you need is moisture then you can use saline or artificial saliva ...Read more

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What does the local anesthetic throat spray involve?

What does the local anesthetic throat spray involve?

Numbing the throat: A topical spray which is generally flavored containing cetacaine, Lidocaine or Benzocaine anesthetics. These chemicals numb the tissues it comes in contact with temporarily. ...Read more

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Is it not good to spray chloraseptic spray on strep throat?

Is it not good to spray chloraseptic spray on strep throat?

Strep throat: Strep throat needs to be treated with antibiotics an not with any throat sprays. ...Read more

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What is better for upper endoscopy sedation or throat spray ?

What is better for upper endoscopy sedation or throat spray ?

GI question: If you are undergoing, an endoscopy of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum by a GI specialist you will need both conscious sedation and a throat spray. Ask you specialist. ...Read more

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I've tried strepsils not helped throat spray and I can hardly swallow?

I've tried strepsils not helped throat spray and I can hardly swallow?

Sore throat : if your throat is sore and progressively getting worse you need a physician to take an exam to be sure you do not have an infection such as Strep or Mono Hope you feel better soon ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of using phenol throat spray when used every few moments everyday for months? Overdose signs and symptoms please.

What are the long term effects of using phenol throat spray when used every few moments everyday for months? Overdose signs and symptoms please.

Phenol is toxic: The most common side effect of phenol throat spray is numbness of the mouth, tongue, and cheeks. Repeated or prolonged contact with phenol may cause irritation and chemical burns. Inhalation of phenol vapor may cause lung edema. Phenol overexposure may also have harmful effects on the central nervous system and heart. ...Read more

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Inhaled some spectracide bug spray last night and today I woke up with a irratated throat and nagging cough what's a home remedie. Can this hurt me ?

Inhaled some spectracide bug spray last night and today I woke up with a irratated throat and nagging cough what's a home remedie. Can this hurt me   ?

Pesticide exposure: Get an evaluation. Exposure to pesticide chemicals can be irritating to the lungs, causing an inflammation known as a pneumonitis which may require steroid drug therapy to treat the inflammation. ...Read more

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How can I keep nasal spray from going down my throat?

How can I keep nasal spray from going down my throat?

Nasal spray to throa: Tilt head down and only use 1 spray each time. Dont breath in when spraying. ...Read more

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Can you use chloraseptic throat spray after having tonsils out?

Can you use chloraseptic throat spray after having tonsils out?

Tonsillectomy: Hello. Yes you can use chloroseptic as needed and as directed for post op control of excessive pain after tonsillectomy. ...Read more

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When spraying Flonase in nostrils is it normal for it to feel like a little went in throat or am I spraying too high up? Should I spray lower? Thanks!

When spraying Flonase in nostrils is it normal for it to feel like a little went in throat or am I spraying too high up? Should I spray lower? Thanks!

Proper Technique: First gently blow your nose to clear it of mucus before using the medicine. Tilt your head forward slightly. Put the spray tip into nostril and aim slightly out (away from septum). Use the finger of your other hand to close off your other nostril. Spraying toward the septum or straight up can cause the medication to be swallowed. Online technique videos on Flonase website helpful. ...Read more

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Can there be any type of sore throat medicines or sprays out there that work?

How about salt H2O ?: If you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Saltwater gargles are helpful. Mix a tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a small amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read more

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After your tonsils are taken can you use cough drops or cough spray for your throat?

After your tonsils are taken can you use cough drops or cough spray for your throat?

Ask surgeon: If your tonsils were taken out within the last week, i would ask your family doctor or the surgeon who did the surgery. Your home care instructions should list a number you can call. If it has been longer than a week and you are still having pain - you need to contact the doctor. If it has been longer than one month, you should be fine using the cough drops and spray. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of this tickle in my throat? Can I spray my flovent onto my throat?

How do I get rid of this tickle in my throat? Can I spray my flovent onto my throat?

Stop the snot: I would start w/ antihistamine such as loratidine or even benedryl. Consider nasal saline rinse or netty pot. Stay hydrated - if persists/worsens, see your primary care provider. It may be a sign of other issue or even a side effect from another medicine. Flovent onto throat may make it worse. ...Read more

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Can u use an anti- inflammatory (NSAIDs) throat spray along with ibuprofens tablets ?

Can u use an anti- inflammatory (NSAIDs) throat spray along with ibuprofens tablets ?

One or the other: It`s unnecessary and not advisable. Oral NASAIDS get into most tissues-local sprays are local but with some small systemic absorption. Don`t do both. ...Read more

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Is it safe to spray throat anesthetic into your nose or is there a anesthetic spray for the nose? Thanks.

Is it safe to spray throat anesthetic into your nose or is there a anesthetic spray for the nose? Thanks.

Caution: Most throat anesthetics contain a local anesthetic (la) that is absorbed by the mucous membranes. There are more mucous membranes in the nasal passages, so there can be an increased amount of la absorbed into the blood stream, and so more side effects. I would suggest talking to your local doctor to discuss your needs. ...Read more

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1st time using nasal spray (it's from Dr). Is the unpleasant feeling of it going down nasal passage toward back of throat normal?

1st time using nasal spray (it's from Dr). Is the unpleasant feeling of it going down nasal passage toward back of throat normal?

Sniffed too hard: 26 yo female prescribed nasal spray from doctor and now with unpleasant feeling of liquid running down back of throat. Nasal sprays only work well if patients use them properly. Sniffing the spray too hard/too much will cause liquid to run down throat and not go where it needs to (inside of nasal passages/sinuses). Please only a small sniff. And point the spray tip out and back (like towards ear) ...Read more