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Frequent throat pain, prevention - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi .
Doctor :   go ahead with the query
User :   I freently get throught pain. Once in a month especially when I take normal water or cold water before going to bed. The problem will be solved with antibiotic. Is there a preventive measure since I may not be able to get hot water always while on travel.
Doctor :   where is the pain?
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   The pain is felt at the lower neck.
Doctor :   Most neck problems resolve with self-care measures such as rest, ice or heat, massage, over-the-counter pain relievers, or gentle stretches
Doctor :   Applying ice and then heat is helpful to relax the muscles and decrease muscle inflammation.
Doctor :   A warm shower or a heating pad on the low setting may help relax tight muscles
Doctor :   nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (ibuprofen or naproxen) to reduce inflammation and relieve pain.
Doctor :   If you have spasms, a muscle relaxant may be prescribed for a short time (3 to 4 days). If the pain is severe, an analgesic that can be taken with the NSAID or muscle relaxant may be prescribed.
Doctor :   Recurrences of neck pain are common. The key to avoiding recurrence is prevention: Doctor :   Proper lifting techniques
Doctor :   Good posture during sitting, standing, moving, and sleeping
Doctor :   Appropriate exercise
User :   Thank you. I will follow this. Is this is relief measure or preventive measure?
Doctor :   An ergonomic work area
Doctor :   Initiall I gave relief measures
Doctor :   Now I am giving preventive meaures
Doctor :   Proper lifting techniques
Good posture during sitting, standing, moving, and sleeping,Appropriate exercise ,Healthy weight and lean body mass,A positive attitude and relaxation techniques (e.g., stress management),
Doctor :   These steps prevents relapses
Doctor :   Do you have any questions
Doctor :   Thank you Bye
User :   Not at this point. Thank you very much. Bye
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Take care
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