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What can I take for a sore throat due to roommates being sick prior?

What can I take for a sore throat due to roommates being sick prior?

Sore throat help: Most colds & sore throats are caused by viruses, which antibiotics can't kill. So do things to make yourself fell better while you're waiting for your body to kick this. Gargle with salt water. Drink tea with honey. Suck on hard candy/lozenges. Take Acetaminophen (no more than 8 a day). Vitamin c and zinc lozenges may help. Chicken soup! sleep lots. Take care. ...Read more

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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 have been sick for the last day and a half with a sore throat cough can you tell me what that could be?

I have been sick for the last day and a half with a sore throat cough can you tell me what that could be?

Dr. can check throat: New 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 away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). A couple days of throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) can decrease throat pain. ...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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I have had a cold for a few days now is a chest infection. Sinuses are not painful can you please tell me which antibiotics will work? Amoxicillan?

I have had a cold for a few days now is a chest infection. Sinuses are not painful can you please tell me which antibiotics will work? Amoxicillan?

SEE A DOCTOR: you need to see a doctor to determined the extent of your infection. amoxicillin usually worked for upper respiratory problem. doctor evaluation can determined if you have a simple bronchitis or you might be having a pneumonia so see your doctor ...Read more

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I have had a cough for a couple of weeks from viral bronchitis. When I cough sometimes I can not stop causing me to not be able to breath AT ALL, HELP?

I have had a cough for a couple of weeks from viral bronchitis. When I cough sometimes I can not stop causing me to not be able to breath AT ALL, HELP?

Cough: It sounds like you are experiencing an asthma like condition where the small muscles in your lower airway are spasming. (bronch0spasm). Can you hear yourself wheezing ? Most docs would prescribe an inhaler (albuterol) etc and perhaps a short course of steroids. See your primary care provider. ...Read more

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Wanted to know what's wrong with me, or what can the possible problems be that can be wrong with me? I've been to the hospital for strep throat on thanksgiving day, and has had this cough and sinus problems for sometime now. I would say almost a couple of

Wanted to know what's wrong with me, or what can the possible problems be that can be wrong with me? I've been to the hospital for strep throat on thanksgiving day, and has had this cough and sinus problems for sometime now. I would say almost a couple of

It : It is common to get a rash after a strep infection or after the use of antibiotics. If the rash is till present you should follow up with your doctor. Also GI (gastrointestinal) side effects are common after the use of antibiotics. All of these symptoms typically resolve in about one to two weeks. Like i stated previously if your symptoms are still present visit your doctor for an evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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Can i prevent a sore throat from blossoming into something worse? I woke up this am with a mild sore throat. This is one of those weeks where i just can't get sick! any suggestions on how to stave off something worse. Would going to the doctor with a t

Can i prevent a sore throat from blossoming into something worse? I woke up this am with a mild sore throat.  This is one of those weeks where i just can't get sick!  any suggestions on how to stave off something worse.  Would going to the doctor with a t

Most : Most sore throats are caused by viral infections. There are some bacterial causes which may benefit from treatment so the best advice is to see a physician as soon as you start feeling a sore throat and your doctor can evaluate you for streptococcal pharyngitis and treat you accordingly if the tests are positive. ...Read more

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What is the best antibiotic prescribed for sinus infection? Due to getting strep throat a lot i think I have become immune to amoxicillin. Can this be

What is the best antibiotic prescribed for sinus infection? Due to getting strep throat a lot i think I have become immune to amoxicillin. Can this be

Strep throat: If u r getting treated for strep throat 3+ times a year, u r probably doing more harm than good. Not only do the antibiotics kill good bacteria in your gut but they indirectly make u more susceptible to more infections by killing those good germs. I strongly recommend u starting a high dose probiotic (225 billion cfus). This will heal your immune system &decrease strep infections &heal your gut. ...Read more

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I woke up with a cold sore and a sore throat this morning. I am 29 weeks pregnant and terrified to take or use anything. What do you recommend?

I woke up with a cold sore and a sore throat this morning. I am 29 weeks pregnant and terrified to take or use anything. What do you recommend?

See ob/gun: you have a cold sore. If it is herpes then treatment may be indicated. If it is a stress related or apthous ulcer then avoid too much stress. The obgyn can se you and advise as to the risk related when deliverying. ...Read more

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If I am sick with a flu or cold and nursing are those antibodies to the cold I have in the milk so she cannot get sick? Is she now immune to it?

If I am sick with a flu or cold and nursing are those antibodies to the cold I have in the milk so she cannot get sick? Is she now immune to it?

Breast feeding: The antibodies you form are passed to your baby and help protect her. However, this does not give her permanent immunity - she will need to acquire that on her own. Keep up the breast feeding - it is a great service to your baby! ...Read more

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How can I treat laryngitis? I have recently had a sinus infection and sore throat. Those symptoms lasted only a couple of days, but have had laryngitis for 4 days. Is there something special i could be doing to help and how long could this last?

How can I treat laryngitis? I have recently had a sinus infection and sore throat. Those symptoms lasted only a couple of days, but have had laryngitis for 4 days. Is there something special i could be doing to help and how long could this last?

Not much: Acute laryngitis following a an upper respiratory tract infection (sore throat, ?Sinusitis) is almost always viral. Laryngitis is secondary to post nasal drainage leading to swelling of the vocal folds (laryngitis). Fluids, vitamin c and let your immune system eradicate the virus. If you are not significantly better in 10 to 14 days, see your physician. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i swallow semen from a guy that had the flu or cold can I get sick?

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Can you tell me if i swallow semen from a guy that had the flu or cold can I get sick?

Probably not...: Catching flu or cold is through air-borne transmission. So, it's very unlikely for you to get it by swallowing semen. But, sex is conducted under physical closeness so there is no guaranty to not inhale partner's exhaled vapor/air. Then, be aware and careful. But, practicing healthy lifestyle without overindulgence and obsession will strengthen your immune ability making you more resistant to... ...Read more

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Can u get sick from just being with someone sick for a few seconds as you can see im scaared of getting sick help me

Can u get sick from just being with someone sick for a few seconds as you can see im scaared of getting sick help me

Are : Are you chronically fearful of getting sick or coming in contact with germs? Like the adrian monk character on the t.V. Series monk. If you find yourself fretting for long periods about contamination, go to great lengths to sanitize things and avoid touching even everyday objects, that could be consistent with obsessive compulsive disorder. That is a very uncomfortable way to live life and can become very consumming. If this describes you, consider seeing a clinical psychologist or a psychiatrist as it is treatable. Take care. ...Read more

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My stomach is aching after i eat a lot lately as we'll as having diarrhea. A nurse say it could be stomach virus what can I take then to help doctors?

My stomach is aching after i eat a lot lately as we'll as having diarrhea. A nurse say it could be stomach virus what can I take then to help doctors?

Doctor can evaluate: Stomach aches plus looser stools can be from variety of causes. People usually check with their doctors if symptoms are bad or if they last more than 1-2 days. When diarrhea first starts happening, a person can benefit by stopping eating and start just drinking small amounts (few ounces) of something like pedialyte or half-strength gatorade, every hour. That should decrease the amount of diarrhea. ...Read more

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Was wondering if u can have the flu without nauseau ? Or maybe a cold with nauseau and if anything yiu can take for it? Sore throat, cough and nose

Was wondering if u can have the flu without nauseau ? Or maybe a cold with nauseau and if anything yiu can take for it? Sore throat, cough and nose

Nausea is not...: ...A symptom of influenza. It can be a symptom of any number of dozens of other viral infections, which are often blamed for being "the flu". Influenza is a potentially deadly respiratory virus (killed more people in the 20th century than every war combined), that is highly preventable with handwashing and vaccination. It does not cause nausea. ...Read more

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Hi how are you. Me and my boyfriend are trying to start a family. But a few days ago i got a stomach virus and now im constipated. Could it be from the virus or an early symptom of pregnancy?

Hi how are you. Me and my boyfriend are trying to start a family. But a few days ago i got a stomach virus and now im constipated. Could it be from the virus or an early symptom of pregnancy?

Pregnancy symptoms: A stomach virus and/or constipation are not definite symptoms of pregnancy. A urine pregnancy test is very accurate especially if you have missed menses. If you are still uncertain see your doctor for a blood test. ...Read more

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Can you get meningitis from oral thrush and if so what is the likelihood? I have severe anxiety so i imagine i'm talking myself into a sore neck

Can you get meningitis from oral thrush and if so what is the likelihood? I have severe anxiety so i imagine i'm talking myself into a sore neck

Extremely unlikely: If i were to say no someone would find an obscure case somewhere in the world to argue with me, but i've never heard of it.Of the things that cause meningitis this is down at the bottom of the list & i can't recall ever hearing of a case. ...Read more

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What can I take for a sore throat due to roommates being sick prior?

Sore throat help: Most colds & sore throats are caused by viruses, which antibiotics can't kill. So do things to make yourself fell better while you're waiting for your body to kick this. Gargle with salt water. Drink tea with honey. Suck on hard candy/lozenges. Take Acetaminophen (no more than 8 a day). Vitamin c and zinc lozenges may help. Chicken soup! sleep lots. Take care. ...Read more

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My 4 year old is sick and every time he coughs he screams from pain from his sore throat. Is there anything he can take for throat pain?

My 4 year old is sick and every time he coughs he  screams from pain from his sore throat.  Is there anything he can take for throat pain?

As a mother, my : Instinct would be to take the child to an urgent care clinic. It sounds like the pain is unusually severe and i would want a doctor to take a look as soon as possible. ...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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All around are sick (flu) my body is fighting it. Have a moderate persistent sore throat. Should i take medicine as if having a full blown flu?

All around are sick (flu) my body is fighting it. Have a moderate persistent sore throat. Should i take medicine as if having a full blown flu?

Influenza: Unless you have been definitively diagnosed with influenza by a swab demonstrating its presence, your symptoms may be due to a dozen or more different viruses (adeno, parainfluenza, and so on). Antiviral therapy with tamiflu (oseltamivir) will be ineffective against these, and you should see a doctor and be evaluated before doing this. Good luck. ...Read more

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My husband is sick with headache, cough & sore throat. He's taking dayquil & nyquil & also halls. Will this help him or should he take something else?

My husband is sick with headache, cough & sore throat. He's taking dayquil & nyquil & also halls. Will this help him or should he take something else?

Seasonal flu: It is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. If there is no improvement or sore throat is severe or lasts longer than another week, or you are getting joint pain; see your pcp for evaluation. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Should i take a friend that's been sick for a few days to a clinic or er? Cold, sore throat, back pain 4 days.

Yes: If you feel your friend needs to see a doctor they probably should. Try to avoid the er unless the symptoms are a lot worse than you seem to suggest. Your friend will certainly not feel better if they have to wait for hours to be seen while more urgent problems are being dealt with. ...Read more

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The past 3 days i've been feeling sick, sore throat, cough, sneezing, runny and feeling tired what can I take overthecounter I taketheraflu at night.?

The past 3 days i've been feeling sick, sore throat, cough, sneezing, runny and feeling tired what can I take overthecounter I taketheraflu at night.?

You can...: Rest, drink lots of fluids, take some vitamin c, and give it a few days. Over the counter cold remedies have little to no effect. Most colds last about a week. If it's still going on after 2-3 weeks, you may have a sinus infection or something else going on, so you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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I EBF my 5mo and I've gotten sick stuffy nose, sore throat, nasty cough, stuffy head is there anything OTC I can take? I know no to decongestants

I EBF my 5mo and I've gotten sick stuffy nose, sore throat, nasty cough, stuffy head is there anything OTC I can take? I know no to decongestants

Symptomatic treatmen: It sounds as though you both have viral upper respiratory infections. The main treatment is to keep the nose clear using saline nasal mist. If there is a fever or not feeling well you could also use some acetaminophen or Tylenol. Respiratory illnesses last 4 to 7 days. Adults can use honey for A cough. ...Read more

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What should I take for a sore throat ?

Sore throat: If you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider & get a streph throat test & culture. Saltwater gargles are very helpful. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle with this several times a day. You can gargle with aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mixture of chamomile tea with honey & a small amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for a sore throat to heal?

Depends on the cause: A typical viral infection should be resolving in about a week. Bacterial infections may not resolve until treated with an antibiotic. Sore throats from acid reflux can last a long time if the reflux is not treated well. Typically a sore throat should be evaluated by a doctor if not improving within a couple of weeks. Of course depending on the severity of the sore throat and other symptoms. ...Read more

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Whats the best thing to take for a sore throat it hurts so bad to swallow?

Sore throat: Garggle with salt and water, tea with honey helps, if it continues see your doctor you may have an infection. ...Read more

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My son is 12 and on 30mg of Vyvanse, what can he safely take for a sore throat or a headache?

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My son is 12 and on 30mg of Vyvanse, what can he safely take for a sore throat or a headache?

Acetaminophen: or Ibuprofen, are fine with Vyvanse, but read the labels carefully and don't exceed recommended dosage, wish you both wellness ...Read more

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Are there preventive measures i can take for a sore throat? Is there something i can do to prevent getting a sore throat so often? .

Old or New Way: The usual way is to take liquid medicine or cough drops designed for the throat. The old way is to gargle with peroxide, the new way is to gargle with Chlorhexidine gluconate (brand name = Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) and needs an rx from your physician or dentist). ...Read more

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I am sick with a sore throat?

I am sick with a sore throat?

Dr. can check throat: New 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 away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). A couple days of throat lozenges and acetaminophen can lessen pain. ...Read more

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Viral Pharyngitis (Definition)

A sore throat is discomfort, pain, or scratchiness in the throat. A sore throat often makes ...Read more


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