Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
167 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

How can sore throat be treated?

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Robert Galamaga

Oncologist

Practicing since :2002

Answered : 2638 Questions

default
Posted on Sat, 27 Jan 2018 in General Health
Question: I have a bit of a sore throat
doctor
Answered by Dr. Robert Galamaga 6 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Considerations.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thanks for the query.

Sore throat is most likely from a viral type infection. Recommend you stay well hydrated. Get plenty of rest. Use ibuprofen as needed for discomfort 400-600 mg every 8 hours.

If sore throat persists beyond 2-3 days and if you have fever then would recommend you see your primary doctor for exam and strep test to see if you might need an antibiotic.

Thanks again for sending the query.

Sincerely,

Dr Galamaga
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Drug/Medication
Lab Tests

Recent questions on  Strep test

doctor1 MD

My kids keep catching step throat. Are there any over the counter meds or vitamins I can give them to prevent strep?

doctor1 MD

I caught a cold from my grandson but it has been over a week now and it isn't going away. I am coughing up brown mucus and have a very sore throat...

doctor1 MD

Hi. My daughter is 8 years old and we recently found out that she has ulcers inside her vagina , along the vaginal walls, she also has swelling...

doctor1 MD

Did I have rheumatic fever? I never went back after my last massive dose of antibiotics (which cured all), but I had positive strep test, extremely...

doctor1 MD

HI, i'm 33, female, non smoker non drinker. i've been sick for around 6 wks now. Initially i thought i had a bad cold, but most likely was the flu...

doctor1 MD

I have 6 bumps across the back of my tongue. The roof of my mouth aches at times. The left side of throat (lypmp node is swollen). I get hoarse...