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What To Do For A Horse Throat
Sore throat: F you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider & get a strep 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ibuprofen helps: If honey isn't enough, for many children, Ibuprofen is the most helpful medication (per recent studies), although Acetaminophen has also been shown to help. If it lasts more than a few days and/or there's a fever involved, it's probably time to call your pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Slippery Elm: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test / culture. Try adding 2 tsp of slippery elm bark to 1 cup of hot water (steep for at least 5 minutes in a covered teapot). Drink this as needed to relieve pain or a few times per day. Slippery elm bark lozenges are another option. ...Read more
Try this: If acute, likely due to a virus, Try humidifier by your bed, and change water every day. If no humidifier, try steam shower. Keep head of bed elevated. Drink plenty of fluids and rest your voice, including whispering. If cough persists, see your clinician - it can be due to gastroesophageal reflux (GERD), allergies, certain medications, underlying asthma, or a persistent infection ...Read more
See below: Depends on what's causing the soreness. Usually rest, stretching and fluids will do the job. ...Read more
Antibiotics + tips: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a streph throat test. If you have streph throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future compications. 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
Med eval: 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 with Aloe Vera juice twice a day. gargle several times a day. ...Read more
Must Diagnose First: I'm afraid that we are unable to treat what we haven't diagnosed. There are many different causes of abdominal pain, each with different ways to treat. If your pain is persistent, severe, associated w/high fever+/-vomiting, you should seek hands-on medical attention. We can then sort out the cause and get you well. Good luck. ...Read more
Xylitol solution: Try inhaling a warm solution of 1/4 tsp xylitol in a pint of water into your nose-not into your lungs. Gargle with the same solution. ...Read more
Swollen arm: There are many entities that can cause a swollen arm but the most common are trauma, infection, and hypersensivity reactions. Since you did not specify the main reason for your swollen arm, you did your condition be diagnosed by a doctor. ...Read more
Rapid Strep Test: A really sore throat, fever, an exudate(pus) on your pharynx or tonsils or enlarged lymph nodes near the angle of your jaws suggests the need for a strep throat test. Other less common causes include pharyngeal arcanobacterium, chlamydophilia, gonorrhea and diptheria. Get checkied out. If a rapid strep test is positive you will need antibiotic treatment. ...Read more
Quite a few things: If your sore throat is from a viral infection, then simply time, warm water gargles, throat lozenges or pain medications like tylenol (acetaminophen) should be sufficient. If you have a more severe sore throat, especially from a bacterial infection (like strep) you will need antibiotics in addition to pain relief. Feel better! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stay hydrated.: Start w clear liquid like water, slightly flattened soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids w bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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