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What can I take for a sore thoat?

Pharyngitis: The cause of your sore throat would predict the treatment. You could try otc cholaroseptic spray but i would not want to mask an infection, post nasal drip or reflux disease. It may be best to see your physician on this one if it persists. ...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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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

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What to take for sore thoat?

Some simple things: While you should seek in person care if you have severe pain, persistent fevers or great difficulty swallowing or painful swallowing, you can do some basic things at home to help. You can use warm salt water gargles to help with the throat pain. Alternatively you can use the analgesic over the counter sprays(chloraseptic spray) and/or lozenges(cephacol) to help too. Avoid alcohol beverages. ...Read more

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What can I take to help a sore tongue and throat?

What can I take to help a sore tongue and throat?

Nsaids1st answer An: Nsaids1st answer antiinflamitories and gargle with warm saline. See your personal provider for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What should I take for a really sore throat and fever?

What should I take for a really sore throat and fever?

See doctor: It is possible that you have strep throat, and this should be treated if you test positive or look clinically as if that is the diagnosis. This may be several other things besides that, but very few of them will have the potential for severe complications like rheumatic fever that strep throat does. ...Read more

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What can I do if for a sore throat?

Be careful: Perisitant sore throats, lasting more than 2 weeks can be a red flag. If this is the case consult an ENT specialist. For sure if you smoke, stop. ...Read more

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Pregnant and have a sore throat, what can I take to alleviate this?

Pregnant and have a sore throat, what can I take to alleviate this?

Some options: 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 i take celestamine for sore throat?

Can i take celestamine for sore throat?

Not a good idea: Of course, one can only treat what has been identified as the cause. On the other hand,most temporary sore throats are from a viral infection and celestamine would not help it (potentially prolonging the duration of the illness). Try saline gargle or topical anesthetic lozenges provided that a strep throat has been ruled out. ...Read more

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Coughing and sore throat for 5+ days. What can I take for this?

Coughing and sore throat for 5+ days. What can I take for this?

Need diagnosis....: Your symptoms could be due to infection like acute bronchitis, throat infection, sinusitis, etc. You could also have bronchospasm due to allergies and the resulting cough is causing your throat to be sore. All these possibilities have different treatments so you should be evaluated by your doctor so the diagnosis can be made and treatment rendered. ...Read more

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Can you take theraflu while nursing? Or what can I take? I have a sore throat and ear ache.

Can you take theraflu while nursing? Or what can I take?
I have a sore throat and ear ache.

Take acetaminophen: or ibuproofen for pain. For nasal congestion, use saline nasal sprays, or for 2-3 days, ok to use nasal decongestant spray. For cough, try hot tea with lemon, honey and lemon on a spoon, or cough drops. If ear painis severe and does not improve in 2-3 days, you may have an infection and may benefit from antibiotics. ...Read more

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What can u do for a sore throat?

What can u do for a sore throat?

Quite a few things: If your sore throat is from a viral infection, then simply time, warm water gargles, throat lozenges or pain medications like tylenol (acetaminophen) should be sufficient. If you have a more severe sore throat, especially from a bacterial infection (like strep) you will need antibiotics in addition to pain relief. Feel better! ...Read more

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What do I take for strep throat?

What do I take for strep throat?

If verified- treat: The majority of sore throats are viruses, but if you have verified strep you should have it treated with an antibiotic. Symptoms may improve in a day or two without treatment, but complications would still be possible without proper treatment. ...Read more

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Im pregnant and I have a cold. What medicines can I take for sore throat and nasal congestion?

Im pregnant and I have a cold. What medicines can I take for sore throat and nasal congestion?

Most fine: Most medications for a cold are safe when used for a few days during pregnancy. For sore throat, any lozenges are fine as is tylenol (acetaminophen) and salt water gargling. For the sinus, salt water irrigation with a neti pot can reduce risk of infection. Benadryl can be used to dry up and clear the sinuses too. During the day any non-sedating antihistamine can be used too. ...Read more

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What should I take for a soar burning throat?

Remedy: Gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Pour boiling water over thinly sliced ginger. Steep 5 min. In a covered pot. Add 2 to 3 tbs honey & sip. Try thyme tea. Consider making tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 min). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve sxs. ...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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What can I take for nose pain?

What can I take for nose pain?

Ibuprofen: Try Ibuprofen for starters. Nose pain is not a typical symptom; you should have it checked out. ...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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