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Very Sore Throat No Fever
Tiny white spot on back of very sore throat. No fever. Coughing. Difficulty swallowing. 4 weeks pregnant. What is it & what can I take for the pain?
Strep test: 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
I've had 3 root canals in my life and everytime the next day I have a very sore throat, fever, and very sore glands why is this ? Thanks in advance
I have a very, very bad sore throat, a fever consistently between 99-101 degrees, a headache, a slight cough, and a stuffed nose it all came on quite suddenly on sunday. What could this be?
What is the best day & nighttime medicine to give to a 15yr old girl? She has a stuffy, runny nose, achy body, very slight sore throat with no fever.
My partner has the flu, coughing, sore throat, very high fever, chills and has now vomited twice today? What should we do?
For 3 days I've had a very sore throat, swollen glands, a low fever and a bad cough. My throat/tonsils aren't red or inflamed though, please help!
Likely a virus: It is likely caused by a virus. Antibiotics are of no help in this situation, as they cannot treat viral infections. Use ibuprofen, tylenol, (acetaminophen) chloraseptic spray, etc for pain relief. If still not better, your doctor can prescribe some other things to help the sore throat pain. ...Read more
Doctor can evaluate: Throat pain can be from 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 a doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to see about antibiotics). Having chills may mean one's body is trying to create a fever. ...Read more
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