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Having red throat, change in voice. Prescribed antibiotics. What is wrong?

hi, my sister has complained of a red throat , and mild change in her voice (hoarse) that has been going on for over a month. She went to the dr. and does not have strep etc....her dr. did prescribe antibiotics to rule out infection as her throat did look red and irritated to him. She finished the course of antibiotics and nothing has changed. She made the mistake of researching online and now has self daignosed with cancer . She will not go to an ENT because she is extremely anxious. I am looking for any thoughts on what this may be other then cancer. thanks.
Asked On : Sat, 16 Feb 2013
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The red throat, associated with cold,cough &hoarseness of voice is commonly seen in laringitis,I feel she should have been given adose of antiinflammatory drug lke Ibuprophen-paracetamol-serratopeptidase combination & antihistminic like cetrizine along with antibiotics. cough syrup & B complex suppliments would benifit.
In addition, avoide sour,cold & oily eatables,Drinking warm water, Saline gargles Avoiding to speak,not to shout ---are few palliative &helpful measures.
Please advice your sister to follow all these ,after an ENT's advice.& not to jump on Cancer without many other causes for hoarseness ( like Thyroid problem -which are easily treatable.
With best wishes for early cure & a long healthy life,
Thank you.
Answered: Thu, 20 Jun 2013
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