Which is better: Aleve (naproxen) or Advil for sore throat?

Sore Throat. Aleve (naproxen) contains Naproxen and advil constains ibuprofen. The pain relief effects of aleve (naproxen) may last longer than advil. You really could use either one.

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I've a 7wk old baby. I have just started a cold and sore throat, sinus problem. Since I'm breast feeding, can my baby fall sick? Am taking aleve (naproxen).

Yes it is possible. It is possible that your baby will get your cold due to close contact but I would still recommend continuing to breastfed through the illness. As they say "breast is best". If you take any meds make sure you tell your doctor and the pediatrician. Aleve (naproxen) is category 2 when breastfeeding which means "use with caution". Read more...
Breastfeeding +cold. Unfortunately, yes, but most likely from being close to you when you sneeze or cough as the reason. Try wearing an earloop mask from the pharmacy to prevent viral spread to your baby. Your breast milk will contain antibodies against the virus your baby needs to fight the infection if caught, so please continue to breastfeed. Short term use of Aleve (naproxen) is fine. Read more...

I am experiencing sore throat, shoulder stiffness, nausea (severity: mild), headache (better by: rest, nsaids (ibuprofen, naproxen, etc.)) (quality: dull or aching sensation, throbbing sensation) (time frame: gradual onset) (worsened by: bending forward

Doctor can examine. New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep). Some throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can decrease pain. Read more...

Hello, sore throat 15 days, antibiotics 9 days, take Tylenol/Advil Prn but still majorly hurts to move my tounge...Help. I've taken naproxen at night,?

See a doctor. There are some possible complications of a sore throat, such as peritonsillar abscess, or epiglottitis, that would need treatment urgently, as they can be dangerous, so I have to advise that you be seen and examined by a physician or other qualified provider. I wish you well. Read more...

Is Advil or Aleve (naproxen) better for treating delayed onset muscle soreness?

Advil=Ibuprofen. Aleve (naproxen)=Naproxyn BOTH are NSAIDS (Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory) Medications and individual responses differ...Aleve (naproxen) is longer acting so dosage is every 8 hours (max) Advil may be give every 6 hours TRY BOTH ..see which works best FOR YOU! Hope this helps! Dr Z. Read more...

Can extreme stress/anxiety cause Reaction to both Advil/Aleve (itchy throat) & tylenol (stuffy/blocked nose & throat) all of a sudden, was ok with all?

Anxiety shows itself. In may ways. Once can mentally obsess over things that frighten the person or do behaviors to keep danger away, e.g., ritual behaviors, checking and re-checking. Physically there can be heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, sleeplessness, etc. Please go to a mental health professional for help but see doctor first to rule out allergy, which can be dangerous. Peace and good health. Read more...