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I take 60mg propranolol and have a sore throat can I take Tylenol?

I take 60mg propranolol and have a sore throat can I take Tylenol?

Propranolol tylenol: take 60mg propranolol and have a sore throat can I take Tylenol? ANS: unless there is a good reason you should not take Tylenol should be OK but alway best to ask you Dr. who hopefully knows your age and reason you are taking propranolol as you did not tell me. ...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


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I had a fever of 104 dregrees 1 day ago and took tylenol once and sweated a lot after that and then my body temperature has dropped down to 93-95. But I still have a sore throat. no coughing or sneezing but i can feel mucus is developing. Is the low body

I had a fever of 104 dregrees 1 day ago and took tylenol once and sweated a lot after that and then my body temperature has dropped down to 93-95. But I still have a sore throat. no coughing or sneezing but i can feel mucus is developing. Is the low body

Call Doc or go to ER: Both high and LOW temperatures can be signs of infection with low temperatures being often being more worrisome of a systemic infection or bacteremia. Although, this is not diagnostic of a severe condition a low temperature like that is worrisome and needs to be checked sooner than later. ...Read more

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I took two types of medications with acetaminophen without knowing to stop a fever and sore throat and now I have small little lumps under my lip?

Canker sores: is the most common oral lesions. In some instances, they can be a sign of other conditions affecting the body (e.g. fever). Most ulcers, infections will clear up by themselves within a week or two. You should see your GP if the ulcer gets worse or lasts for longer than 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take hydrocodone-acetaminophen for a sore throat from mono? The sore throat makes it near impossible to eat and sleep.

Is it safe to take hydrocodone-acetaminophen for a sore throat from mono? The sore throat makes it near impossible to eat and sleep.

? Won't help: Steroids would better suit this condition and help the soreness, ask your doctor about it, meanwhile, use salt water gargles and non-steroidal pain killers as ibuprofen OTC, read the labels carefully, wish you a speedy recovery ...Read more

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How many days can I safely take acetaminophen (in NyQuil) for my sore throat (my doc recommended it)? Not strep. It's the only way I can sleep.

How many days can I safely take acetaminophen (in NyQuil) for my sore throat (my doc recommended it)?  Not strep.  It's the only way I can sleep.

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Like so many things, tylenol (acetaminophen) is good except in overdose. The more reliable estimates are that tylenol (acetaminophen) overdoses (including intentional) produce serious harm rarely. Make sure you are NOT taking additional tylenol (acetaminophen) AT THE SAME TIME as nyquil (percocet, other cold meds, headache meds ALL have it among others).
Don't overdose, no limit on how many times you can take it. ...Read more

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Which medication is good for sore throat?

Which medication is good for sore throat?

Depends on cause: Best medications for a sore throat depends on what is causing your throat to be sore. For moderate pain, over the counter pain medication may be sufficient. For reflux induced sore throat, will need something like Prilosec or nexium (esomeprazole). If bacterial infection (fever, severe pain, etc), a culture may be needed and antibiotic prescribed. It is a good idea to see your physician for a check-up. ...Read more

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If my sore throat is gone with out medication do I still have strep throat?

If my sore throat is gone with out medication  do I still have strep throat?

Strep throat: The symptoms of this illness can vanish without having eradicated the organism from your throat. The major point of treating strep infection is not to treat symptoms, but rather to prevent post-streptococcal complications (acute rheumatic fever). ...Read more

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On a PTB relapse taking medications for past 6months and have 3 months more, but for past three days feeling troubled by sore throat, cough is that ok?

On a PTB relapse taking medications for past 6months and have 3 months more, but for past three days feeling troubled by sore throat, cough is that ok?

Check with your doc: Although this sounds benign, always better safe than sorry. See the doctor managing your TB and get checked. Best wishes for a speedy recovery. ...Read more

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Sore throat medications?

Sore throat medications?

OTC pain meds: Many people think in terms of a gargle but Ibuprofen is pretty good at pain relief & should help your throat. Tylenol (acetaminophen) comes in a liquid for people who's sore throat makes it hard to swallow pills. ...Read more

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I hv sore throat wht medication shuld i usr?

I hv sore throat wht medication shuld i usr?

Tips: For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Antibiotics are imperative for strep throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix 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 ; lemon juice helps. Meds aren't always needed. ...Read more

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I have Sore throat, what medication is recommended ?

I have Sore throat, what medication is recommended ?

Probably none: Most sore throats are viral and require no prescription medication. Your primary care or an urgent center may do a simple test to rule out a Strep throat. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the best numbing medication for a severely sore throat?

Help please? What is the best numbing medication for a severely sore throat?

Magic Mouthwash: You can get a prescription from your doctor for 'magic mouthwash' which has lidocaine. OTC meds work OK - generally chloroseptic spray, ibuprofen, honey/tea. Might need to be checked for infection? ...Read more

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I have lost my voice but don't have a sore throat! what medication do I need?

I have lost my voice but don't have a sore throat! what medication do I need?

You probably: have acute laryngitis, assuming you have no other problems. There is no medicine that would help. It will take 2 weeks to resolve. You can help with absolute voice rest and humidifying air. If it persists, see your doctor because it could be something more serious. ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's the best numbing medication for a severely sore throat?

Otc meds: You can try chloraseptic spray, cepacol lozenges that can be bought over-the-counter. Salt water gargling helps a lot. Try gargling for 20 seconds with 1/4tsp of salt in an 8 ounces of warm water. Do this every 4 hours. ...Read more

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What can I do to cure naturally and medication wise a sore throat (painful to swallow) and cough?

What can I do to cure naturally and medication wise a sore throat (painful to swallow) and cough?

Sore throat/ cough: 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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I've been so ill with sore throat, temp and cold for 3weeks. Due more iodine treatment monday so can't take medication. I'm so ill, what do I do?

I've been so ill with sore throat, temp and cold for 3weeks. Due more iodine treatment monday so can't take medication. I'm so ill, what do I do?

Speak with your doc: I assume you are having iodine treatment for thyroid cancer or dysfunction? If you have been suffering from fever and sore throat for 3 weeks it is best to talk to your doctor before receiving more treatments. It sounds like you have an infection and need to pay your doctor a visit. ...Read more

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What can be done about a sore throat without medication?

What can be done about a sore throat without medication?

Sx relief : 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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Can you tell me how long does it takes a sore throat to heal without medications?

If it is viral it: Might take as little as a couple of days or longer than a week. 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. ...Read more

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Which type of medication is usually prescribed for sore throat that is consistent?

Which type of medication is usually prescribed for sore throat that is consistent?

Antibiotic for strep: 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 is a good over-the-counter medication for sore tonsils or sore throat?

What is a good over-the-counter medication for sore tonsils or sore throat?

Sore throat: Tylenol or Motrin can be used for the pain and the fever if present. Flonase can help if the sore throat is due to post nasal drip.' Chloroseptic spray can numb up the throat to take the pain away. It is sprayed in the throat every few hours and woks on the surface of the throat and the tonsils. You may also have tonsil stones that get inflamed. Have the ent doctor check it out. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the best over-the-counter medication for sore tonsils or sore throat?

Salt Water: 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 with aloe vera juice twice a day. Gargle several times a day. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat and feel a strep throat coming on. Is there any over-the-counter medication i can take to prevent this from happening?

I have a sore throat and feel a strep throat coming on. Is there any over-the-counter medication i can take to prevent this from happening?

No: Strep throat is a bacterial infection that takes root no matter what preventative measures you may employ. Now if it's a viral infection instead, then some homeopathic remedies may help a bit, like echinacea. However, staying well hydrated and resting is the best medicine. ...Read more

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My husband has had a sore throat, headache, and fatigue for the last couple of days. What would be the best OTC medication to take?

My husband has had a sore throat, headache, and fatigue for the last couple of days. What would be the best OTC medication to take?

No single best drug: There are many over-the-counter medications to address your husband's symptoms, some of which may not be the wisest depending upon his medical history. Acetaminophen is typically safe for aches, pains & fevers in those w/o liver problems and who don't drink to excess. Nsaids like Ibuprofen & Naproxen also work but may increase blood pressure, irritate kidneys & cause bleeding in stomach. Go c doc. ...Read more

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Help. What's the most effective de congestion method or medication over the counter or home remedies?day2ofColdNose stuffed forehead hurts sore throat

Help. What's the most effective de congestion method or medication over the counter or home remedies?day2ofColdNose stuffed forehead hurts sore throat

Remedies: Cold 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. ...Read more

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What is the best medication for sinus ear blocking sore throat congestion?

What is the best medication for sinus ear blocking sore throat congestion?

Time: Usually this is caused by a viral upper respiratory infection. As such it is self limited. Use analgesics and stay well hydrated. If it is a chronic problem (more than 10-14 days) then see your doctor for assessment and treatment. Otc treatments are not effective and may be harmful. ...Read more

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Viral Pharyngitis (Definition)

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Tylenol (Definition)

Acetaminophen (tylenol) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory which is a ...Read more