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Got throat infection and pains while swallowing with feverish feeling, Taken paracetamol. Suggest?

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Hi Doctor,

I have got throat infection, and pains little when i swallow, Feeling feverish also
From yesterday evening i have got the pain,
have taken one paracetomol tablet
Posted Fri, 11 Oct 2013 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj 6 minutes later
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It seems to be pharyngitis. It is most probably viral and will come down on its own. Till then we need to control the symptoms.

My advise is as follows:
- Tablet paracetamol-whenever you have fever or upto 4 times a day
- Tablet cetirizine before sleeping for 2 - 3 days
- Fruits
- Liquid diet if pain while swallowing is bad
- Saline gargles to clear the throat

Mostly the above treatment will be helpful in controlling symptoms and take care of the infection as well.

Let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr Vaishalee
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