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What To Take For Fever And Aches
Not quick cure: Cold tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. Fever/ pain – acetaminophen/ nsaid’s add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more
If ur Dr. says so: Cough and fever aren't, by themselves, indications for antibiotics. If you have a diagnosis of pneumonia, bacterial bronchitis, sinusitis with post nasal drip causing cough then perhaps. Routinely taking antibiotics for upper respiratory symptoms is one of the reasons why antibiotics are no longer working (bacterial resistance, see http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/antibiotic_resistance ). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
OTC: You might want to take some otc substance like peptobismol, but if this persists would strongly suggest seeing a doctor to determine the cause. Usually an acute viral illness, but if not gone in 3-5 days, see somebody professional. ...Read more
Have a horrible headache and a fever. Taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for an ear infection. No spleen. What should I take to help with fever and headache?
Pain/fever relief: It can take a few days for an antibiotic to clear an ear infection enough to reduce the pain and fever. I would recommend acetaminophen or ibuprofen to control these symptoms in the meantime. If the ear pain and fever persist more than 4 days, you should see your doctor again to re-check the ear. ...Read more
Tylenonl or NSAID's: If you have the flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid’s. Rest a lot! in some situations antiviral medications (tamiflu, relenza, flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. ...Read more
Anti inflammatory: Such as steroid or non steroidal anti inflammatory medication. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is fine and there is a wide variety of various groups of medication that a pain management specialist can offer you in addition to other treatment options such as physical therapy/exercise, lifestyle modification like weight control and not smoking as well as possible injection techniques of medication .. ...Read more
Tylenol (acetaminophen): And gargle with warm salty water.Get a more detailed answer ›
First see your doc: What you describe could be a cold but could also be the flu. Colds are going to go away on your own and you can take robitussin, tylenol (acetaminophen) and saline nasal sprays. Flu can be very very serious in pregnancy and is treated with special anti-viral medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Head ; throat pain.: Yes, you can take combiflan for these symptoms as long as you don't have any allergies to tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. Do you mean antibiotic (vs embiotic)? 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. ...Read more
I have chills and slight nausea. What medicine should I take- Aleve for the bad fever or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for the allergy?
Perhaps both: You could take both but you didn't mention any specific allergy symptoms. Nausea could easily be a symptom of infection. And chills are not a symptom of allergy. In that case Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will only make you sleepy. It's not a very good medication for nausea. Take your Ibuprofen and go to bed. ...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
Is pharyngitis supposed to be painful? And also include body aches all over. What should I take for the pain otc.? How long is recovery time usually?
Yes : Yes any inflammatory process in any part of body is painful and needs appropriate treatment for that , any otc anti inflammatory helpful for pain , it is better you see your doctor to find out cause. ...Read more
Flu ; cold: If you have the flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid’s. Rest a lot! in some situations antiviral medications (tamiflu, relenza, flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. ...Read more
For the Flu:: If you have the Flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or NSAID’s. Rest A LOT! In some situations antiviral medications (Tamiflu, Relenza, Flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. ...Read more
Feel like onset of flu. Body aches and fever. Feel rough over all. Should i take Advil (ibuprofen) to help aches and fever? Or better to leave it?
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