Sore throat

What is Sore throat?

A sore throat (or throat pain) is pain or irritation of the throat. A common physical symptom, it is usually caused by acute pharyngitis (inflammation of the throat).

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i am 23 weeks pregnant and have been frequently suffering from sore throats! i have been prescribed ceftum 500mg b.d. dose for 7days. i have done the medicine course about three times in 6 months of pregnancy and i want to know any adverse effects (if any) of the drug on my baby..

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Hello mam, thanks for trusting health care magic.
It's alright to have the antibiotic and rather cephalosporins are safest in pregnant state.
but in future avoid risk factors which can lead to sore throat.
In case you have further questions you can consult me on health care magic forum and i will...

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I'm pretty sure I'm sick because I've had a sore throat my nose is really runny and I've been coughing I think it might be because of the weather but I have a lot of saliva building up in my mouth and I cannot stop it so I need to figure out what I can do without having to buy medical supply

doctor1 MD

Hello!
well, the best way is actually taking the medicines!
you can try steam inhalation and warm salt water gargles 2-3 times a day!
take care!

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hi my partner has had a sore throat,and cold symptoms for over 4 weeks,he has been to the doctor had swabs taken from the back of the throat,and have too wait for the results he did have a course of penicillian,took the pain away from his ear but didnt touch the pain in his throat,he has lump under his chin and he feels verry poorly .

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Hi..
Welcome to HEALTHCARE MAGIC..

I have gone through your query and can understand your concern...

As per your complain and presentation of symptoms your husband seems to be suffering from Upper Respiratory Tract Infection..
Nothing to worry, take a course of antibiotics again like Azithromycin...

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I have a sore throat .I have been spitting up blood in my mucus sometimes. and my mom smokes and i breath in her smoke...what do i have ? or may have ? please tell me Thank u

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Hi I took my daughter to dr today because she has a sore throat it's not tonsalitas but the dr did see a extra flap of skin in the throat she said it was rare and not harmful but wants us to go back next week what is it and how come she has it never noticed it before

doctor1 MD

Hi.
Thanks for your query.
Noted your history related to your daughter having sore throat. On examination her Doctor has noticed extra skin flap at the back of throat.
This may be a mucosal tag or a nasopharyngeal polyp.

I would advise you the following:
Consult an ENT Surgeon for clinical...

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yes i swallowed a mouth full of body wash it was swagger old spice... my name is migul,and i am 18 and weight at 135, my throat is a swollen tonsel my left side it hurts to swallow not like a sore throat my head on th top is sensitive i barley touch my had an it feels as if a sewwing needle was pokin my scalp.. and my left lung hurts it tastes nasty when i drink something

doctor1 MD

Hi,
You have not suffered any serious damage if you only took one mouthful. Therefore, I suggest you treat the symptoms. Take paracetamol and ibuprofen for the pain. Drink plenty of water and milk. You symptoms should improve over the next day.
Regards,
Dr K A Pottinger

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i have a sore throat,there is swelling in the back of my mouth and it hurt to swallow.i had my tooth extracted a few days and have been on some medication including amoxil.shouldnt this have prevented this throat problem?

doctor1 MD

Most likely yes, but in your case I'll suggest Amoxicillin/clavulanic acid. It's a bit more power than usual Amoxil.

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hi. i recently spent my birthday with a weekend of heavy drinking. I now have an extremely sore throat makinhg it hard to swallow, sneeze, and spit. This has happened before and went away after a few days. Is there any household food or drinks that can help me cure this quicker??

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I have pain in collarbone when i swallow. Have had a sore throat for months. Cough when i feel flem build up in my throat but dont have a consistent cough. Have read about GERD and it strikes me eerily similar but what do i know, im certainly no doctor. I am 25 years old, 6ft 165lbs.

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I have been feeling unwell for the past ten days with a sore throat, feeling drowsy and coughing(sometimes bringing up flem) when I went to the drs a week ago i was told i had a viral infection that would clear up in a few days, however i still have a sore throat and at times i am producing excessive saliva

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Hi I have had symtoms ranging from fatigue, high fever, body aches, chills, fever, sweats and lastly a moderatly sore throat with puss pockets. My three small children have been seen by a doctor and all had the same symptoms the doctor said it was a virus it ran its course in three days. However i am on day 7 most other symtoms have subsided except for the sore throat and white puss should i see a doctor?

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