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Can you take Cephalexin for a sore throat?

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I HAVE A VERY SORE THROAT BUT I AM GOING TO HAVE A TOOTH REMOVED AND THE DOCTOR ORDERED CEPHALEXIN IF MY TOOTH BOTHERED ME. I WOULD CALL MY DOCTOR BUT IT IS SUNDAY.
YOUR HELP IS VERY MUCH APPRECIATED.

WOULD THE CEPHALEXIN HELP MY SORE THROAT, MY TOOTH HAS NOT BEEN BOTHERING ME AND I HAVEN'T TAKEN ANY.
Sat, 9 Jun 2018 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
 
 
Answered by Dr. Suma Parinam 50 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Cephalexin helps sorethroat

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Hi,

yes cephalexin helps sorethroat. since cephalexin is antibiotic and sorethroat can be caused by bacteria it helps. I also suggest warm salt water gargles along with cephalexin. increase water consumption as well.
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