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Posted on Tue, 18 Jul 2017 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Question: My father had cardiac arrest two month ago, he recovered now well, three days ago he was saying about sorethroat pain , what causes it and what is the solution
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Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka 20 minutes later
Brief Answer:
I would recommend as follows:

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Welcome and thank you for asking on HCM!

Regarding your concern, I would explain that his actual symptoms (sorethroat pain) do not seem to be related to the cardiac arrest.

An upper respiratory tract infection or tonsillitis could be the cause of his pain.

For this reason, I would recommend consulting with his attending physician for a careful physical exam and some tests:

- a complete blood count, PCR and ESR for inflammation
- a throat discharge bacterial culture for possible infection, especially if a bacterial infection is suspected by the physical examination.

Antibiotics may be needed.

In the meantime, I recommend taking ibuprofen or acetaminophen for the pain and using an oral antiseptic.

Hope you will find this answer helpful!

Kind regards,

Dr. Iliri
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