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Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
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Oral Thrush (Definition)

Oral thrush or oral candidiasis is a yeast infection of the mouth. White plaques are present on the inner side of cheeks of the mouth. The tongue may also have a white coat. Treatment is by antifungal liquid, tablets or troches. Thrush can occur when the normal flora of the mouth is disturbed such as during antibiotics, oral ...Read more


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Is itchy, sore throat (w/ coughs) normally accompanied by warm sensation around neck? Had sore throats bfore w/o warm sensation. Home remedies/treatment?

Is itchy, sore throat (w/ coughs) normally accompanied by warm sensation around neck? Had sore throats bfore w/o warm sensation. Home remedies/treatment?

Itchy sore throat: Your complaint may be due to a post nasal drip, allergies or sinus problems. However, it is always best to get a throat culture to rule out a strep throat. Home remedies may be salt water rinses. Or saline nose drops depending on cause. ...Read more

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I have thrush on the back of my throat on my tonsils. What at home things can I do if I can't afford medication?

I have thrush on the back of my throat on my tonsils. What at home things can I do if I can't afford medication?

Thrush?: How do you know it's thrush? Oral fungus is pretty uncommon in otherwise healthy 19 year olds. Are you having pain? Discomfort? Or does it just look funny? Tonsillitis can cause whitish exudate which could be misinterpreted as thrush. I think you need someone to look in your throat. ...Read more

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Is there a home remedy I can make or use for thrush?

Is there a home remedy I can make or use for thrush?

Thrush: Thrush is otherwise called trench mouth or oral candidiasis. One old remedy is painting the white spots in a mouth with gentian violet dye once a day until the spots disappear. I don't know if the dye is still sold but if you find it only paint the mouth. Do not swallow it. ...Read more

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Does anyone have a home remedy that works on oral thrush, caused by the asthma medicine advair?

Does anyone have a home remedy that works on oral thrush, caused by the asthma medicine advair?

No...: You need an anti-fungal treatment and there are oral losenges that work well. They require a prescription so see your doctor for treatment. The best way to avoid this in the future is to rinse your mouth and spit it out after every use of the advair. ...Read more

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Is there a good home remedy to treat oral thrush?

Is there a good home remedy to treat oral thrush?

Antifungals: Thrush is treated with antifungal topical treatments such as nystatin (mycostatin) liquid suspension swish and swallow or Clotrimazole troches dissolve in mouth. If this fails oral systemic treatment with fluconazole (diflucan) 100-200mg./day will usually be curative. Disease in aids patients can be more refractory. Home remedies will not cure thrush. ...Read more

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I am having vaginal thrush. Is there any home remedy? Tried many medicines but all failed

I am having vaginal thrush. Is there any home remedy? Tried many medicines but all failed

Doctor: Give your doctor or other medical practitioner a chance to clear this up. There are wider spectrum medicines that work when other remedies fail, and bring a list of what you've tried. ...Read more

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What is a home remedy to cure oral thrush for an adult woman?

What is a home remedy to cure oral thrush for an adult woman?

Baking powder+water: Gargle with alkaline solution such as 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder in 1/2 cup water several times a day. ...Read more

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What the best home remedy for a scratchy throat?

What the best home remedy for a scratchy throat?

Voice rest: And salt water gargles and rest. If this is not a result of cheering for your team then it may be the start of a viral sore throat.Back to answer # 1:voice rest, warm saline gargles and personal rest. I'd also advise chicken noodle soup as well. If mom can prepare it you'll recover faster. ...Read more

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Please describe a good home remedy for pain from strep throat?

Please describe a good home remedy for pain from strep throat?

None: If you really have a strep throat it will get better without antibiotic treatment after about 7 days but you then run the risk of developing the serious post-streptococcal sequella of glomerulonephritis and rheumatic fever. To prevent this risk you need to take 10 full days of a penicillin antibiotic. Symptomatic treatments include throat lozenges, cepacol throat spray and tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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I have throat infection.. Tell me home remedy?

I have throat infection.. Tell me home remedy?

Several: 1. Soft foods
2. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen
3. Humidifier/vaporizer
if this does not help, or if your symptoms worsen, you should see your doctor since things like bacterial throat infections require antibiotics and can't be adequately treated with home remedies alone. ...Read more

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Home remedy of sore throat?

Home remedy of sore throat?

See doc: It may be a bacterial cause that may require an antibiotic to cure. I suggest seeing your doctor to determine the cause of the sore throat. Wishing you the very best. ...Read more

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Sore throat any home remedy?

Sore throat any home remedy?

Salt H20: Gargle with warm salt water several times a day. It helps to reduce inflammation and kill bacteria. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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What's the fastest home remedy for a sore throat for singers.?

What's the fastest home remedy for a sore throat for singers.?

Doctor can evaluate: 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 quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Sore throat lozenges containing an anesthetic can relieve pain temporarily. ...Read more

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Can you recommend a home remedy to prevent strep throat?

Can you recommend a home remedy to prevent strep throat?

No: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a streph throat test. If you have streph throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future compications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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I'm suffering from little throat pain, what should I drink or do as a home remedy to be healed??

I'm suffering from little throat pain, what should I drink or do as a home remedy to be healed??

Seasonal flu: Is very common viral infection with symptoms you have described. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water, NSAIDs for pain control and get a good rest. ...Read more

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Best home remedy for sore throat?

Best home remedy for sore throat?

Saline gargle: Put teaspoon salt in pint of warm water and gargle every several hours. ...Read more

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Please describe a good home remedy for a sore throat?

Please describe a good home remedy for a sore throat?

Remedies: 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. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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What to do if I need a home remedy for a sore throat.?

What to do if I need a home remedy for a sore throat.?

Slippery Elm: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test / culture. Try adding 2 tsp of slippery elm bark to 1 cup of hot water (steep for at least 5 minutes in a covered teapot). Drink this as needed to relieve pain or a few times per day. Slippery elm bark lozenges are another option. ...Read more

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What is the best home remedy for itchy throat & nagging cough?

Find the cause: It all depends how long you have had those symptoms. If it has been more than a few days, that means it is not a cold, but rather maybe post nasal drip from nasal allergies, . Try over the counter antihistamines and saline nasal spray and consult an allergist if things persist. ...Read more

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What's the quickest working home remedy cure for sore throat?

What's the quickest working home remedy cure for sore throat?

Gargle with salt/sug: The easiest solution is to gargle with a glass of warm (not boiling) water that has a tsp of salt and about a tbsp of sugar in it. (Search "rehydration solution" on the internet to get a better recipe). You can add a bit of lemon if you like, but the point of this is to mimic the electrolyte content of "natural" fluid in your body. Warming the solution soothes the throat. It is not a cure, however ...Read more

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What is the best home remedy for sore throat? Thank you so much.

What is the best home remedy for sore throat? Thank you so much.

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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Doctor recommended home remedy for congestion and sore throat?

Doctor recommended home remedy for congestion and sore throat?

Tips: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & asmall amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Fever/ pain – acetaminophen/ nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a home remedy for curing a sore throat?

Marshmallow root: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test / culture. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Consider making tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve throat pain. ...Read more

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Please explain who has a good home remedy for sore throat and coughing?

Home remedies: Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Hydrate well. Consider using a warm air vaporizer. Mix several teaspoons of honey into herbal tea with a squeeze of lemon juice. Or make tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve coughing. ...Read more

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What's most likely at home treatment for strep throat after seeing doctor?

What's most likely at home treatment for strep throat after seeing doctor?

See doctor/get ABX!: I can't stress enough to see your/a doctor with this. Sore throat, fever, and chills are symptoms. Diagnosis is by throat culture, and this can be done in a walk-in clinic on the same day. Treatment is with benzathine penicillin/penicillin x 10 days, and it is important to get it within 9 days of onset, before possible acute renal failure that can rarely happen with this disease. ...Read more

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Candidiasis (Definition)

Candidiasis is an infection caused by a specific group of fungi or yeast that usually occur in warm, moist parts of the body. Common symptoms include ...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