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What to do for sore throats and cough in college?

What to do for sore throats and cough in college?

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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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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What should you do with a really sore throat and cough?

What should you do with a really sore throat and cough?

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 several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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What medicine do I take for severe sore throat and cough? I had strep throat about 3 or 4weeks ago.

What medicine do I take for severe sore throat and cough? I had strep throat about 3 or 4weeks ago.

R/O Strep: It would be a good idea to rule out recurrent strep throat and if there, treat with antibiotics prescribed. In the meantime, warm salt water gargles, chloraseptic spray, herbal tea with lemon and honey, avoid spicy and citrus foods, OTC pain relievers as needed. Ice cream or cold drinks if helpful. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a sore throat, tickly cough, blocked nose, hot, achy and bad stomach. any ideas what I may have and what could I do to relieve them?

What to do if I have a sore throat, tickly cough, blocked nose, hot, achy and bad stomach. any ideas what I may have and what could I do to relieve them?

Seasonal flu: is very common viral infection with symptoms you have described. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water, NSAIDs and get a good rest ...Read more

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How do I cure a sore throat and cough?

How do I cure a sore throat and cough?

No cure: Sore throat and cough are symptoms of wide range of diseases, most common being throat infection (pharyngitis). Some drugs, asthma, heart burn, lung cancer, allergic rhintis etc can cause those symptoms. So we have to treat the underlying problem and the symptoms will automatically go away or get better. So talk to your doctor for the evaluation of the underlying problem. ...Read more

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How can I cure a sore throat and cough?

How can I cure a sore throat and cough?

Cough and soreness: If your sore throat and cough has been present with fever for more than 2 to 3 days, see your doctor. Your can try throat lozenges and cough droops for the cough. To help break up the cough plain cough medication without cough suppressants should help. Drink lots of fluids and consider tea with honey to sooth your throat. ...Read more

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How can I cure a sore throat and cough fast?

How can I cure a sore throat and cough fast?

Most types run their: Course. If 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. ...Read more

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How can I make my baby’s sore throat and cough feel better?

How can I make my baby’s sore throat and cough feel better?

Fluids&Humidificatio: Cough and cold medicines have been found to be ineffective and potentially harmful in young children and infants. ...Read more

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Smoke from fire causing sore throat and cough. What do I do?

Smoke from fire causing sore throat and cough. What do I do?

Irritant reaction: The smoke from fires contains a variety of noxious gases, small particles and perhaps chemicals depending on what's burning. These gases and particles are an irritant to the eyes, nose, throat, and lungs when they come into contact. This causes red, irritated eyes, stuffy nose, sorethroat and cough. Avoidance is best...See physician if symptoms persist---as this could trigger asthma! ...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


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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