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Suggest treatment for sore throat

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Posted on Wed, 13 May 2015
Question: Hello Doctor,

I am shruthi, I am 26 weeks pregnant suffering sore throat since yesterday. Not sure if i can take any medicines now i am gaggling twice thrice a day but there is no sign of reduction. please advise me.
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Answered by Dr. Nidhi Setia (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
continue gargles with warm salt water.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Welcome to HCM.

You are having sore throat since 1 day.

Contiue gargling with warm salt-water thrice a day.

Adding some honey or lemon to a warm cup of decaffeinated tea can help relieve a sore throat, and elevating your head may help you to get some rest.

If you also develop fever, cough, sinus pain and headache or if the problem increases, an antibiotic like azithromycin (prescription drug) would be necessary.
Kindly consult your doctor in such case.

Kindly persist with these home remedies. Hope fully you will be fine in 4-5 days.

Hope this helps.
Thanks.
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Follow up: Dr. Nidhi Setia (1 hour later)
thanks so much!
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Answered by Dr. Nidhi Setia (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
happy to help

Detailed Answer:
You are welcome.

Happy to help.

Kindly close the discussion if you have no more queries and give your valuable feedback.

Thanks.
Take care
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Pradeep Vitta
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Follow up: Dr. Nidhi Setia (43 hours later)
Hello Doctor,

Thanks for your advice. I Have a very bad cough and cold since yesterday along with the throat pain. I am taking steam twice a day but not sure what should i do for cough. please advise.

Thanks
shruthila.
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Answered by Dr. Nidhi Setia (26 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
might need antibiotics.

Detailed Answer:
Hello Dear Shruthi,

Sorry to hear about your health condition.

I would suggest you to drink a cup of hot water in sips twice a day.
Avoid cold drinks and spicy foods.

Also, consult your gynecologist. I think you might need antibiotics now. Azithromycin is a safe antibiotic (prescription drug).

Hope this helps.

I wish you well.
Thanks.
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Suggest treatment for sore throat

Brief Answer: continue gargles with warm salt water. Detailed Answer: Hello Welcome to HCM. You are having sore throat since 1 day. Contiue gargling with warm salt-water thrice a day. Adding some honey or lemon to a warm cup of decaffeinated tea can help relieve a sore throat, and elevating your head may help you to get some rest. If you also develop fever, cough, sinus pain and headache or if the problem increases, an antibiotic like azithromycin (prescription drug) would be necessary. Kindly consult your doctor in such case. Kindly persist with these home remedies. Hope fully you will be fine in 4-5 days. Hope this helps. Thanks.