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Suggest treatment for throat pain and post nasal drip

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Posted on Tue, 10 May 2016
Question: I am having pain on the left side of my throat due to a throat infection. It doesn't seem to go despite salt water gargling and steam inhalation. I also take strepsils a throat lozenge. I have sinus problem and whenever I take a flight, my sinuses get infected and the post nasal drip irritates my throat. I sleep on the left side and hence my left side of the throat gets infected severely. I don't want to take antibiotics. What should I do?
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Answered by Dr. BR Hudda (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Please provide more information, take antiallergic drugs or nasal spray

Detailed Answer:
Hello Ma'am
welcome to health care magic, I have gone through your question very diligently and I will try to help you out in best possible way.

At the outset, I would like further information for better assessment of the condition

Are you running fever or having running nose, stuffy nose or nasal congestion?
your medical history like diabetes, thyroid disease or if you are taking any other medicine?
Have you seen a doctor or oredered any investigation, if yes uplaod me the reports

Since you have sinus problem so I would advise you to boost your immunity by taking Vitamin C, multivitamin and chayawanprash.
I would advise you to take antiallergic drug like fexofenadine or levocetirizine for 2 to 3 days, continue doing gargling and steam inhalation.
try to avoid ice cream, cold drink, have lukewarm water to drink.

Please write back to me with these details, I have asked for, so that I will be able to tell you more precisely.
waiting for your reply
Best wishes
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Suggest treatment for throat pain and post nasal drip

Brief Answer: Please provide more information, take antiallergic drugs or nasal spray Detailed Answer: Hello Ma'am welcome to health care magic, I have gone through your question very diligently and I will try to help you out in best possible way. At the outset, I would like further information for better assessment of the condition Are you running fever or having running nose, stuffy nose or nasal congestion? your medical history like diabetes, thyroid disease or if you are taking any other medicine? Have you seen a doctor or oredered any investigation, if yes uplaod me the reports Since you have sinus problem so I would advise you to boost your immunity by taking Vitamin C, multivitamin and chayawanprash. I would advise you to take antiallergic drug like fexofenadine or levocetirizine for 2 to 3 days, continue doing gargling and steam inhalation. try to avoid ice cream, cold drink, have lukewarm water to drink. Please write back to me with these details, I have asked for, so that I will be able to tell you more precisely. waiting for your reply Best wishes