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What is the best thing to take for a throat infection?

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 more

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Infection (Definition)

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


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Suffering from throat infection and cough. please suggest the best ways for cure.

Suffering from throat infection and cough. please suggest the best ways for cure.

That depends: If a viral infection,--> rest, increase your fluids, soft foods, and it should get better in time,...If bacterial, you will require an antibiotic prescription. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the best way to aid a throat infection and cold?

Can you tell me what is the best way to aid a throat infection and cold?

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

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Sir I am suffering from throat infection.. What tablet should I take?

Sir I am suffering from throat infection.. What tablet should I take?

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

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Dear dr, can I take brufen400 mg tablet for severe throat infection? Please advice me. Thanks

Dear dr, can I take brufen400 mg tablet for severe throat infection? Please advice me. Thanks

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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How long can it take until an untreated throat infection will kill a person?

How long can it take until an untreated throat infection will kill a person?

?: There is no answer to your question. Any person can get medical care and help in this country if he is looking for it. So, chances to be killed are very slim to none. Just do not wait to long. ...Read more

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What over-the-counter medicine can i take for sinus and throat infection?

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 more

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Is 16 amoxicillin tablets enough to take care of throat infection? or do i need more?

Is 16 amoxicillin tablets enough to take care of throat infection? or do i need more?

Depends: What strength? What germ if known? Probably 4 a day. Usually need a week if strep ...Read more

Dr. Mohammed Parvez
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Pharyngitis (Definition)

It is the inflammation of the pharynx, a structure that extends from the base of your skull to larynx and inlet to esophagus, behind your nose includes your tonsils and tongue base. Causes of inflammation is most often viral or bacterial. It is often ...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