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I have a pretty sudden sore throat and headache- both pretty painful. I'm currently nursing/pumping. What can I take?

I have a pretty sudden sore throat and headache- both pretty painful. I'm currently nursing/pumping. What can I take?

Acetaminophen: In general, most medicines that you take will end up in your breastmilk. If you choose over the counter medications that are generally given safely to your baby or to other baby same age are yours, it should be ok to take them. Another option is ibuprofen. ...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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If I am sick, sore throat stuffy nose, and am nursing how do I not get her sick? Do I not nurse her? I'm very afraid since I care for her 98% of time

If I am sick, sore throat stuffy nose, and am nursing how do I not get her sick? Do I not nurse her? I'm very afraid since I care for her 98% of time

Wash your hands: Keep breastfeeding - remember she is getting antibodies from you through the breastmilk. the best way to avoid transmitting your illness is good handwashing before taking care of her. Feel better. ...Read more

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What can I take for a sore throat due to roommates being sick prior?

What can I take for a sore throat due to roommates being sick prior?

Sore throat help: Most colds & sore throats are caused by viruses, which antibiotics can't kill. So do things to make yourself fell better while you're waiting for your body to kick this. Gargle with salt water. Drink tea with honey. Suck on hard candy/lozenges. Take Acetaminophen (no more than 8 a day). Vitamin c and zinc lozenges may help. Chicken soup! sleep lots. Take care. ...Read more

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What should I take for a sore throat ?

What should I take for a sore throat ?

Sore throat: If you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider & get a streph 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 more

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How long is it supposed to it take for a sore throat to heal?

Depends on the cause: A typical viral infection should be resolving in about a week. Bacterial infections may not resolve until treated with an antibiotic. Sore throats from acid reflux can last a long time if the reflux is not treated well. Typically a sore throat should be evaluated by a doctor if not improving within a couple of weeks. Of course depending on the severity of the sore throat and other symptoms. ...Read more

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Whats the best thing to take for a sore throat it hurts so bad to swallow?

Sore throat: Garggle with salt and water, tea with honey helps, if it continues see your doctor you may have an infection. ...Read more

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Viral Pharyngitis (Definition)

A sore throat is discomfort, pain, or scratchiness in the throat. A sore throat often makes ...Read more