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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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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 can i take for sore throat cough stuffy nose?

What can i take for sore throat cough stuffy nose?

My favorites: When I have those symptoms I take ibuprofen and dayquil / nyquil (generic is OK). ...Read more

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What medication can I Take for sore throat, stuffy nose and coughing up yellow phlegm if I have high BP?

What medication can I Take for sore throat, stuffy nose and coughing up yellow phlegm if I have high BP?

This is an infection: If your phlegm is yellow, you likely have an infection and it is no longer simply a "head cold". Having said that you need to be seen by PCP and considered for antibacterial if it is not deemed viral. However, in the interim, for symptomatic relief you can take Delsym for cough, ADvil/tylenol for soar throat altho that will mask a fever, and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) as a decongestant at night (sleep), no Sudafed ...Read more

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What can I drink or do to take care of a sore throat or cough?

What can I drink or do to take care of a sore throat or cough?

Sore throat: You can try Advil/Motrin for the pain. Drink plenty of warm and cold fluids which can soothe the throat. Honey can coat the throat and might help the cough. If you feel a trio in the back of throat, then that might be causing the pain and you can try an over the counter antihistamine to help with that. ...Read more

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Sore throat and dry cough at night what can I take? Cough keeps me up can't stop coughing due to my throat

Cough...: It sounds as if you may be describing a post-nasal drip, which causes the itchy, scratchy throat and dry cough by stimulating cough receptors at the back of the throat. If an older child (> 12 years old) or adult, may try an otc decongestant and cough suppressant, usually with dextromethorphan. Throat lozenges, humidifiers, topical vicks and offering warm liquids will also help;. ...Read more

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Sore throat for 2weeks and cough but my head and cheeks feels as if its hot but if i touch my face or take temp its all fine??

Sore throat for 2weeks and cough but my head and cheeks feels as if its hot but if i touch my face or take temp its all fine??

Sore throat: If you have a sore throat and you do not have a fever you likely have post nasal drip. I would get the nasal steroid spray like nasal cort . Two sprays each nostril with the head pointed down to the ground. Give it a few days to get the full results of the meds. The sore throat is likely to post nasal drip. If you start to cough color: yellow or brown you may need an antibiotic good luck ...Read more

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Waking up with sore throat and very hurtful cough. I had strep throat about 3weeks ago. Am I getting it again? Forgot to take 5pills fromantibiotics.

Waking up with sore throat and very hurtful cough. I had strep throat about 3weeks ago. Am I getting it again? Forgot to take 5pills fromantibiotics.

Possibly: Strep throat can reoccur. This can happen if you miss pills or if you are re exposed to the strep bacteria. Be rechecked with a throat swab to see if you still have strep. ...Read more

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Hi, I've had a sore throat about a week ago, my sore throat is now gone I have very dry coughs and whenever I take a deep breath I cough too help pls?

Hi, I've had a sore throat about a week ago, my sore throat is now gone I have very dry coughs and whenever I take a deep breath I cough too help pls?

Post viral infection: Post viral infection cough is quite common and can linger for weeks. If it persists then you should see your PCP or a lung Doctor. For now take cough drops and if nose congested or you feel postnatal drip take Loratadine plain. Hope it helped. Feel better! ...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