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What is the best treatment of sore throat during common cold ?

What is the best treatment of sore throat during common cold


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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. ...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 is the best treatment for a sore throat? No fever. It has been happening for weeks.

What is the best treatment for a sore throat? No fever. It has been happening for weeks.

You : You may be dealing with a bacterial infection (i.e. Strep throat). This requires antibiotic therapy, however you will need to see a doctor for testing in order to determine if this is the cause. In the meantime try over the counter Ibuprofen or motrin. Also try gargling with warm salt water. I hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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What is best treatment for sore throat stuffy nose earache n headache? At home trearments prefered ans breastfeedinf safe

What is best treatment for sore throat stuffy nose earache n headache? At home trearments prefered ans breastfeedinf safe

Symptomatic Treatmen: From what you describe it may be viral upper respiratory infection. Symptomatic treatment with humidifier and steam inhalation. Over the counter medications for cold have medications that may not be safe for baby while breast feeding (too many varieties with many commercially available meds to specify which ones are not good). ...Read more

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What causes Sinusitis infection with a bad sore throat and what is the best treatment for it?

What causes Sinusitis infection with a bad sore throat and what is the best treatment for it?

Xylitol: Xylitol is a natural sugar and breaks up biofilm in the body. That's where germs mulitply. It is found in a nasal spray called xlear (pronounced "clear") and in chewing gum called spry. Pleasant tasting too! Please see doctor first. ...Read more

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Sore throat for 3 mnths....Painful throat ! plz guide with the best treatment!no fever or cold!?

Sore throat for 3 mnths....Painful throat !
plz guide with the best treatment!no fever or cold!?

Need an exam: I suggest you see an ENT doctor for evaluation. Are you on nasal steroid sprays or steroid asthma inhalers? Possibilities include laryngopharyngeal reflux, post nasal drip, yeast infection, foreign object. Tumor is of low likelihood in your age group. ...Read more

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Have post nasal drip sore throat and body aches. What's the best course of treatment? Will it go away on own? Thank you,

Have post nasal drip sore throat and body aches.  What's the best course of treatment?  Will it go away on own?  Thank you,

Maybe: If it is allergies you can take Allegra (fexofenadine) over the counter and this will improve your problem. If the sore throat is an issue you can see a doctor and get screened for strep so you do not have to take antibiotics unecessarily. Ofte time the antiseptic mouthwashes if gargled daily can improve the situation. The body aches can also resolve simply with excedrin. Drink fluids. See a doctor if worried. ...Read more

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I have chronic phlegm. I have also hiatal hernia and frecuente sore throat . What condition do you think i have? And what woul be the best treatment?

I have chronic phlegm. I have  also hiatal hernia and frecuente sore throat . What condition do you think i have? And what woul be the best treatment?

GERD: I think that gastro-esophageal reflux (gerd) has to be ruled out. High reflux of acid from the stomach now called laryngeal-pharyngeal reflux (lpr) can be associated with a hiatal hernia and frequent sore throats. See GI specialist. ...Read more

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Best treatment for a runny nose fever and sore throat?

Best treatment for a runny nose fever and sore throat?

See a doctor: When you start to have a fever, it's is time to see a doctor to see if you get bacterial rhino pharyngitis. Diagnosed and treated early might prevent it from getting worse, getting sinus or lung infection. ...Read more

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Suffered from sore throat, raspy voice for years. Tried speech therapy. No polling etc. Always clearing throat. What's best to eat? To avoid?

Suffered from sore throat, raspy voice for years. Tried speech therapy. No polling etc. Always clearing throat. What's best to eat? To avoid?

Post nasal drip: Chronic post nasal drip with or without allergic cause or reflux would be two of the most common causes of those symptoms. You can do a trial of antihistamines, pull dairy from your diet, or do allergy testing to confirm this as the cause. Reflux can be confirmed by seeing ent, having a nasal scope and showing inflamed vocal chords. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for sore throat and cough?

Is there any treatment for sore throat and cough?

Agree w Dr Pascolini: 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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I've been so ill with sore throat, temp and cold for 3weeks. Due more iodine treatment monday so can't take medication. I'm so ill, what do I do?

I've been so ill with sore throat, temp and cold for 3weeks. Due more iodine treatment monday so can't take medication. I'm so ill, what do I do?

Speak with your doc: I assume you are having iodine treatment for thyroid cancer or dysfunction? If you have been suffering from fever and sore throat for 3 weeks it is best to talk to your doctor before receiving more treatments. It sounds like you have an infection and need to pay your doctor a visit. ...Read more

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Is there a clear top treatment for a sore throat? What is it?

Is there a clear top treatment for a sore throat? What is it?

Rest and fluids: Rest and fluids. Honey is a good way to take the sting out of the soreness. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for sore throat?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for sore throat?

Sore throat: Treatment for sore throat depends upon the cause. 90% of cases are caused by a virus, and there are no antibiotics against this type of virus. Treatment is just with ibuprofen, fluids, and waiting it out. 5-10% of cases are caused by the strep germ (strep throat), and this is treated with penicillin or other comparable antibiotics. ...Read more

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Today woke up with sore throat. Everything tastes bad. Chance this is strep? Any home treatment I can do?

Today woke up with sore throat. Everything tastes bad. Chance this is strep? Any home treatment I can do?

No: Strep has to be treated with antibiotic. Sore throat is usually caused by virus, may be the presenting symptom of a cold. You can try sore throat losanges, warm tea or Tylenol (acetaminophen). Strep throat usually causes pain with swallowing and fever without any cough. It needs to be treated with antibiotic. ...Read more

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What is the difference between sore throat and pharyngitis...In diagnosis, in treatment and in causes ?

What is the difference between sore throat and pharyngitis...In diagnosis, in treatment and in causes ?

No difference: A sore throat is common lay persons jargon for a possible pain and inflamation in the throat whereas Pharyngitis is the professional medical term for inflammation and infection of the throat (pharynx). Thus technically there is minimal difference and whist a sore throat is the presenting complaint of a patient, pharyngitis is the diagnosis by the physician ...Read more

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Is itchy, sore throat (w/ coughs) normally accompanied by warm sensation around neck?Had sore throats bfore w/o warm sensation.Home remedies/treatment?

Is itchy, sore throat (w/ coughs) normally accompanied by warm sensation around neck?Had sore throats bfore w/o warm sensation.Home remedies/treatment?

Itchy sore throat: Your complaint may be due to a post nasal drip, allergies or sinus problems. However, it is always best to get a throat culture to rule out a strep throat. Home remedies may be salt water rinses. Or saline nose drops depending on cause. ...Read more

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To discuss a sore throat I've had despite antibiotic treatment ?

To discuss a sore throat I've had despite antibiotic treatment ?

Viral vs ....: Post nasal drainage vs acid reflux. Each has a different treatment. If you have a history of allergies start taking an over the counter antihistamine. If you have reflux avoid spicy and acidic foods and consider a stomach acid blocking pill (PPI) or Tums for episodic relief. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for scalloped tongue with sore throat and bad smell?

What is the treatment for scalloped tongue with sore throat and bad smell?

See a doctor: This can represent dental abnormalities, sinus infection, mixed bacterial infections of the tonsils or related areas. You need to be examined, diagnosed and treated by a competent professional. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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If I had gotten an std, would my sore throat have gone away after a week without treatment, or would it still be sore?

If I had gotten an std, would my sore throat have gone away after a week without treatment, or would it still be sore?

You need treatment: You need to go to your primary care physician for an examination. He/she may refer you to a specialist based on what they see. ...Read more

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