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What Is The Best Thing To Take For A Throat Infection
Dpends: If it is viral, supportive treatment like soft foods, tylenol/ibuprofen, throat lozenges help. However, if these do not help or the pain worsens, you should see your doctor. True bacterial throat infections (such as strep throat) require antibiotics, and can become serious if not treated appropriately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Cold/ sore throat: For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test & culture. Antibiotics are imperative for Strep Throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix 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 amt of lemon juice helps. For congestion ...Read more
Antiinflammatories: Most sore throats are viral - meaning antibiotics do nothing for them. Personally, i like to start some Ibuprofen and salt water gargles whenever i get a sore throat. If i'm having a high fever (>101), I have enlarged lymph nodes, I have pus on my tonsils and i don't have any cough or runny nose, then i suspect strep... And i make a visit to see my doctor! ...Read more
Throat infection: For severe throat infection please see your doctor to get a streph throat test.Consider tylenol or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory meds like Ibuprofen 400mg. 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. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more
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OTC cold meds: Most over the counter cold medications combine antihistamines, decongestants and cough suppressants. People with hypertension should avoid those with pseudoephedrine. Guaifenesin is available is some preparations and is a great addition to the combination as it can thin secretions and promote drainage (MUST drink plenty of water for this to work properly). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: What strength? What germ if known? Probably 4 a day. Usually need a week if strep ...Read more
I have a bad throat infection from a cold And today i woke up w conjunctivitis, can it be from the throat infection? And what 2 take 4 both not antibi
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