Ask now
Rated 4.8/5 based on 8 votes

Top
10
Doctor insights on: What Is The Best Over The Counter Medication For Sore Throat And Sinus

Share
1

1
I have this sore throat and I've taking over the counter meds. and it still nagging and I think it sinus and I needs some antibiotic ?

I have this sore throat and I've taking over the counter meds. and it still nagging and I think it sinus and I needs some antibiotic ?

Sore throat: 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 or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: Mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Can gargle with Aloe Vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Bret Boyle
Board Certified
22 years in practice
264K people helped
Get help from a real doctor now
Continue
Dr. Stephen Scholand
3 doctors shared insights

Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


2

2
Can you tell me about the best over-the-counter medication for sore tonsils or sore throat?

Can you tell me about the best over-the-counter medication for sore tonsils or sore throat?

Salt Water: 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 or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. Gargle several times a day. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Bret Boyle
Board Certified
22 years in practice
264K people helped
Get help from a real doctor now
Continue
4

4
What is the best medication for sinus ear blocking sore throat congestion?

What is the best medication for sinus ear blocking sore throat congestion?

Time: Usually this is caused by a viral upper respiratory infection. As such it is self limited. Use analgesics and stay well hydrated. If it is a chronic problem (more than 10-14 days) then see your doctor for assessment and treatment. Otc treatments are not effective and may be harmful. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Bret Boyle
Board Certified
22 years in practice
264K people helped
Get help from a specialist now
Continue
6

6
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

Get help from a doctor now ›
7

7
I am currently taking Abilify for depression. 5 mg. I took it this morning. I took Tylenol a couple of hours ago for headache. I have a sore throat. Is there any over-the-counter medication I can take?

I am currently taking Abilify for depression. 5 mg. I took it this morning. I took Tylenol a couple of hours ago for headache. I have a sore throat. Is there any over-the-counter medication I can take?

It is good: prognostic sign you accepted it &taking medications . This the first step to cure your illness , go for regular counseling , meet and talk with people , take all Rx ed medications , avoid OTC medication , you will come out of it and will turn in to a fine young lady then will do what ever you want too do in your life , sore throat is self limiting , drink plenty of fluids gargle with mouth wash ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
9

9
Help. What's the most effective de congestion method or medication over the counter or home remedies?day2ofColdNose stuffed forehead hurts sore throat

Help. What's the most effective de congestion method or medication over the counter or home remedies?day2ofColdNose stuffed forehead hurts sore throat

Remedies: Cold Tips: For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * For congestionsaline nose drops or a neti pot. *For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**For hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * Add honey & a small amt. of lemon juice to Chamomile tea. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
10

10
What is the best thing to take for a sinus infection or sore throat while pregnant?

What is the best thing to take for a sinus infection or sore throat while pregnant?

Saline sprays/drops: Normal saline sprayed into the nose, or instilled by a nettie pot are safe in pregnancy and may give you significant relief. If you need antibiotics, make sure your prescriber knows you are pregnant, as not all antibiotics are safe in pregnancy. Avoid medicinal sprays unless cleared by your health care provider. You may want to get a throat culture or rapid strep test. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›

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


Dr. Mark Tosca
1,786 doctors shared insights

Throat Pain (Definition)

Throat pain is any tenderness or discomfort in the throat. This may be caused by bacterial or viral infections, or any kind of damage to the ...Read more


Get more personalized answers directly from real doctors!

Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Bret Boyle
Board Certified, Wound care
22 years in practice
264K people helped
Continue
70,000 doctors available
Find us on Facebook