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What To Do When U Have A Sore Throat
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 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
You can't: There are many causes of pharyngitis, and most will take a while to be corrected. You may alleviate some symptoms by using analgesics, lozenges, etc. If it's severe you may benefit from a throat swab to check for streptococcus. An old home remedy is to gargle occasionally with salt water. If this is associated with a fever or rash, see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
I've got a hard white lump on the back of my tongue sore throat could u tell me what it is please it's been there 3 weeks?
Pharyngitis: Most times, acute pharyngitis (infection of the back of the throat) are caused by viruses or bacteria. Symptoms of these infections include, but are not limited to: 1) sore throat, 2) runny nose, 3) cough, 4) sinus pressure, 5) otalgia (ear pain), 6) fever, 7) fatigue. Best to give it time and push the fluids! if not improving then you need to see a medical provider, especially after 3 weeks! ...Read more
Running a 99.3 fever a little bit of sore throat, am I contagious. Throat is not painful it hurting just enough to let u know it is hurting?
Sounds viral: Still contagious. Wash hands thoroughly. And limit contact. Unfortunately. You are contagious before symptoms occur so there is a good chance it was already spread. But always use good hygiene to prevent further issues ...Read more
I've had a sore throat, cough and aches now for a week. Also my eyes have matter i'm them. What do u suggest?
My niece has fever, aches everywhere, sore throat and coughing! she says it feels like the flu but we didn't think it was the time of year for the flu! what do u think this could be?
Flu like illness...: Or, it could be the flu. The signs of flu are just what you list: sudden onset of fever, body aches, and severe cough, plus or minus other symptoms like sore throat, vomiting, headache, etc.. There are, however, other things it could be, so if it goes on longer than a couple of days, it's best to have her looked at by a doctor. ...Read more
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