• not thrush

    Asked by little_fut on Monday, April 15, 2013

    not thrush

    Just a sore throat...more of an agitation. I know its not a cold type sore throat. Also what can i do about the rawness?

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    • carm's Avatar

      If your throat is sore but not due to a cold then it could be a sinus infection, especially if you are nauseous. The infection runs down the back of your throat which causes the sore throat and drains into the stomach. You might try Benedryl for tonight to block the histamine production and then switch to a longer acting H1 blocker like Claritin tomorrow. I would take a bolus dose tonight of Benedryl, like a 50mg dose.. Carm RN.

      over 3 years ago
    • euphgirl's Avatar

      It helped me to gargle several times a day with half tsp. salt plus half tsp. baking soda in a cup of warm water. Also, tried to drink 2-3 qts. of ice water each day. I think it helped to prevent dehydration and felt good going down the throat. I usually felt the worst on the 3rd day after the steroids wore off and got gradually back to normal by the 6th or 7th day. Hugs and I hope you feel better soon!

      over 3 years ago
    • JennyMiller's Avatar

      Try gargling with the Ora-Jel throat rinse -- it worked for me..

      over 3 years ago
    • CAS1's Avatar

      There is a product by perscription called miracle mouthwash..don't know if any one else offered this advise. Its wonderful ther eis also a perscription numbing gargle..its also very good.

      Can you eat ice cream?

      over 3 years ago
    • Nancebeth's Avatar

      Nystatin mouthwash was very helpful, it is by prescription only.

      over 3 years ago

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