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What should I take for a really sore throat and fever?

What should I take for a really sore throat and fever?

See doctor: It is possible that you have strep throat, and this should be treated if you test positive or look clinically as if that is the diagnosis. This may be several other things besides that, but very few of them will have the potential for severe complications like rheumatic fever that strep throat does. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more


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Am having sore throat and fever. What could it be and what do I take. Am in a village in nigerian and can't reach a doctor?

Am having sore throat and fever. What could it be and what do I take. Am in a village in nigerian and can't reach a doctor?

Ask locals.: You are sick. I would consult with local people as you are probably not the first to experience this. Try a warm salt water gargle-don't swallow the water. Antibiotics are very appropriate. If you have analgesics (pain meds) they would be helpful, as well. Aspirin can control fever. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat followed by fever.What meds could i take for faster relief of this?

I have a sore throat followed by fever.What meds could i take for faster relief of this?

Ibuprofen: Is a fever reducer and antiinflammatory. I prefer this for pain relief/fever if you are able to eat. Fluids of different temperature will also aid you in relief. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat but no fever. What can I take?

I have a sore throat but no fever. What can I take?

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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What would doctors do to take care of a sore throat/fever in a few days?

What would doctors do to take care of a sore throat/fever in a few days?

Does not speed it up: 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 (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. 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. ...Read more

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What could it be, chills, fever, cough and sore throat? What to do/take?

What could it be, chills, fever, cough and sore throat? What to do/take?

Allergies or sick: If you have color in your drainage and fever with chills you may have a virus or bacterial infection. Drink lots of fluid and make an appointment to see your doctor if you do not resolve with the usual over the counter products. She will start you on an antibiotic if needed or prescription meds to help clear you up. ...Read more

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Sore throat for a month slight fever....Could it be hiv?15 years, no sex, don't take drugs, nobody in my family has hiv.....Scared

Sore throat for a month slight fever....Could it be hiv?15 years, no sex, don't take drugs, nobody in my family has hiv.....Scared

No.: Based on the information you have provided, it would be basically impossible for you to have hiv. I would still suggest going to your doctor to find out why you have a sore throat and slight fever; the odds are quite strong that it is curable. ...Read more

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I have sinus drainage, sore throat, & cough but no fever. What can I take for relief?

I have sinus drainage, sore throat, & cough but no fever. What can I take for relief?

See your doctor: If your symptoms have been this persistent, you need to see your doctor. He/she will listen to you, do an examination, and possibly run some tests to see what's wrong. ...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


Dr. William Culviner
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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