You mean. Acute throat swelling sensation may be related to infection, reflux, or allergy. Stay hydrated- plenty of water. Salt water gargles, using a humidifier, and otc pain meds should help. Avoid alcohol, spicy, and citrus foods/ drinks. Consider otc antihistamine e g benadryl, (diphenhydramine) and reflux meds e g prilosec. See a doctor if symptoms don't improve in a few days or if you have breathing difficulty.
Anti-inflammatories. Anti-inflammatories such as Ibuprofen or Aleve (naproxen) can be helpful both for swelling and fever. Just be sure to take this with food particularly when on antibiotics to avoid stomach upset or acid reflux issues.
EPinephrine. Anaphylaxis is a life threatening allergic reaction that can present with hives, itchiness, lip/tongue/throat swelling, breathing problems and possible death. The treatment for anaphylaxis is using epinephrine.
Epinephrine. Laryngospasm, throat swelling, responds acutely only to Epinephrine as found in Epipen (epinephrine) and twinject. It works in seconds to minutes. Corticosteroids help but take up to twelve hours to work. Epinephrine works in seconds to minutes. In anaphylaxis you can't wait an hour, let alone 12, for a medication to work.
Yes, rest voice. Typically you get hoarse from overstressing your vocal cords, long before you get pain/swelling. You may have pushed them so far so fast that you are having pain from that area. If you develop any trouble breathing or the soreness/swelling advances -- go to E.R.If you see external swelling -- go to E.R. You should rest your voice, talk less. Some Ibuprofen may help reduce swelling and pain.
It begins working. Immediately.
Can reduce a slight tight throat, swelling, or just the feeling that I may be having a reaction. Any doctors in the house?
ER. Or urgent care, you need to be seen.