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What can I take for sore throat or tonsils?

What can I take for sore throat or tonsils?

Symptom relief: You can get temporary symptom relief with salt water gargles or throat lozenges but for persistent or severe symptoms see a doctor. ...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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What can I take for sore throat.I am on medicine for thyroid problems?

What can I take for sore throat.I am  on medicine for thyroid  problems?

Sore throat: Start by trying over the counter medications such as acetaminophen, ibuprofen, or a spray like chloraseptic. None of these should affect your thyroid medications. If our symptoms persist beyond a few days or if you develop new or worsening symptoms see your doctor. ...Read more

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What can i take for sore throat cough stuffy nose?

What can i take for sore throat cough stuffy nose?

My favorites: When I have those symptoms I take ibuprofen and dayquil / nyquil (generic is OK). ...Read more

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What medication can I Take for sore throat, stuffy nose and coughing up yellow phlegm if I have high BP?

What medication can I Take for sore throat, stuffy nose and coughing up yellow phlegm if I have high BP?

This is an infection: If your phlegm is yellow, you likely have an infection and it is no longer simply a "head cold". Having said that you need to be seen by PCP and considered for antibacterial if it is not deemed viral. However, in the interim, for symptomatic relief you can take Delsym for cough, ADvil/tylenol for soar throat altho that will mask a fever, and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) as a decongestant at night (sleep), no Sudafed ...Read more

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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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If i'm allergic to penicillin, what can I take for my sore throat?

If i'm allergic to penicillin, what can I take for my sore throat?

Zithromax or others: Mild throat symptoms can be from cold viruses, strep throat, allergies, irritation, etc... It can be difficult to tell what the cause is. If symptoms only last 1-2 days, it was likely allergies, irritation, or a mild cold. Doctors have rapid 5-minute tests for strep. A primary care doctor can diagnose strep and start non-penicillin antibiotics (such as zithromax, or sometimes Omnicef (cefdinir) or keflex). ...Read more

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What can I take for my sore throat? Can sleeping with my mouth open cause this?

What can I take for my sore throat? Can sleeping with my mouth open cause this?

Sore throat: If yo sleep wiht your mouth open it could dry up you mucosa in the mouth and predispose you to infection but a lso may cause your throat to feel dry and sore. If you have nay pus over your tonsils or redness in your throat call yor doctor and be seen. You could try salt water gargles to see if it helps. ...Read more

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What can I take to soothe a sore throat. The back of my throat near my tonsils is sore and hurting along with my head in the back.

What can I take to soothe a sore throat.  The back of my throat near my tonsils is sore and hurting along with my head in the back.

Sore throat: 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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What kind of medicine can I take for sore throat while breastfeeding?

What kind of medicine can I take for sore throat while breastfeeding?

Depends on the cause: If you have a pretty bad sore throat associated with fever, red throat, rash, or other symptoms, see your doctor. If it is just a scratchy sore throat in the morning that goes away pretty quickly in the day, then any thing that is moisturizing is fine-liquids, honey, sore throat lozenges, etc. If it is due to allergies, treat it like you would any allergy. Most otc anti-histamines are safe. ...Read more

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What can I take for a cold and sore throat if breast feeding?

What can I take for a cold and sore throat if breast feeding?

It depends...: There are multiple forms of otc cold and congestion medicines. Certainly you should check with your pediatrician or ob-gyn first before taking any medication while breast feeding or while being pregnant. However, as a general rule, most breastfeeding mothers may safely take guaifenesin-only products. Determine if the product contains aspartame, as this has been associated with headaches. ...Read more

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Throat Pain (Definition)

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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