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Do hydrocodone pills help with a swollen throat?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gary Roach
Anesthesiology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Not really

They can help alleviate the discomfort, but will do nothing to improve the swelling or underlying condition.

In brief: Not really

They can help alleviate the discomfort, but will do nothing to improve the swelling or underlying condition.
Dr. Gary Roach
Dr. Gary Roach
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Dr. Ronald Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
3 doctors agree

In brief: Probably not

Hydrocodone is used to manage pain.
However, your md will have to determine the cause of the swelling. Allergies? Trauma? Inflammation? Systemic disease? Steroid medication or an NSAID (for example ibuprofen) may be prescribed. Please consult your md.

In brief: Probably not

Hydrocodone is used to manage pain.
However, your md will have to determine the cause of the swelling. Allergies? Trauma? Inflammation? Systemic disease? Steroid medication or an NSAID (for example ibuprofen) may be prescribed. Please consult your md.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Dr. Ronald Achong
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Dr. Brian Le
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: Hydrocodone

Hydrocodone is a pain killer. It is also used in cough syrup.
It's not used to treat swollen throat.

In brief: Hydrocodone

Hydrocodone is a pain killer. It is also used in cough syrup.
It's not used to treat swollen throat.
Dr. Brian Le
Dr. Brian Le
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In brief: Determine cause

A swollen throat that is left untreated can cause a serious condition if your airway is blocked.
Is the swelling due to an allergy, trauma, or an infection? Can't diagnose this over the internet. In addition, hydrocondone will not treat any of these problems. See your physician for definitive care.

In brief: Determine cause

A swollen throat that is left untreated can cause a serious condition if your airway is blocked.
Is the swelling due to an allergy, trauma, or an infection? Can't diagnose this over the internet. In addition, hydrocondone will not treat any of these problems. See your physician for definitive care.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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