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Is moxifloxacin useful for sore throat?

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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Culture

Most sore throats are viral and do not require any antibiotic.
A good idea is a culture of the back of the throat and if the report is "normal flora" drink a lot of fluids, increase your intake of vitamin c. And be patient and let your immune system cure you. Incidentally Moxifloxacin is a third generation fluoroquinolone and is very expensive. Wait for the culture report before drug usage.

In brief: Culture

Most sore throats are viral and do not require any antibiotic.
A good idea is a culture of the back of the throat and if the report is "normal flora" drink a lot of fluids, increase your intake of vitamin c. And be patient and let your immune system cure you. Incidentally Moxifloxacin is a third generation fluoroquinolone and is very expensive. Wait for the culture report before drug usage.
Dr. Bernstein Joel
Dr. Bernstein Joel
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Why this med?

I agree with dr. Joel.
In addtion to the information he provided, i will give you some folk remedies for sore throats. Consider adding 2 tsp of slippery elm bark to 1 cup of hot water (steep for at least 5 minutes in a covered teapot). Drink this as needed to relieve pain or a few times per day. Slippery elm bark lozenges are another option. See below:.

In brief: Why this med?

I agree with dr. Joel.
In addtion to the information he provided, i will give you some folk remedies for sore throats. Consider adding 2 tsp of slippery elm bark to 1 cup of hot water (steep for at least 5 minutes in a covered teapot). Drink this as needed to relieve pain or a few times per day. Slippery elm bark lozenges are another option. See below:.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Boil freshly sliced, peeled ginger root in water until the tea is tan. Add 3 tbsp of honey. Sip to help relieve sore throat pain and to accelerate healing of laryngitis. Saltwater gargles: Mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with Aloe Vera juice twice a day. Add honey & a small amt. of lemon juice to Chamomile tea. For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a streph throat test. Consider Tylenol or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications.
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