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What Is Strap Throat
Is there any over the counter medines my boyfriend can take for strap throat he won't go to the doctor or can i ask my doctor medication him?
See your doctor: A new throat growth is definitely concerning. You should see your doctor (and eventually an ENT - otolaryngologist) so he can perform a complete history and examination on you. It may be your regular anatomy, an infection, or a cancer. This is something you don't want to ignore. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sore Throat: The best treatment for a site throat depends on the cause of the sore throat. If you have strep, you need an antibiotic. If you have a virus, you need hydration, rest, and symptom control. Another cause of sore throats is post nasal drip from allergies. Gargling with warm salt water can help some with all of them. ...Read more
Simple remedies...: Gargle with warm salt water to help reduce swelling and relieve discomfort. Prevent dehydration. Fluids may help thin secretions and soothe an irritated throat. Use a vaporizer or humidifier in your bedroom. Do not smoke or use other tobacco products and avoid secondhand smoke. Use nonprescription throat lozenges. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could be meds: Metformin often causes dry mouth, among other potential side effects. If the dry mouth/throat precedes the metformin, other reasons might be that you are a "mouth breather" if you have poor airflow through your sinuses; you could have a mild yeast infection in your throat (thrush), or dry mouth plus dry eyes can be signs of some autoimmune diseases. ...Read more
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