Patient discussion about sore throat
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Q. I have a sore throat should I take antibiotics?
I am a 19 years old collage student. in the past few days I feel a sore throat and I have pain in my left neck. I feel a new "lump" in my neck, it is a soft lump and its very tender to palpation. I also have a low degree fever (something like 37.8 c). How can i know if I need antibiotics?
|A1||You might need an antibiotic therapy. In general, sore throat that goes along without red eyes and general malaise tends to be with a bacterial origin and require antibiotic therapy. If it happens to many times, you can do a surgery to remove the tonsils as you can see here|
|A2||You can't know for sure, but your doctor should know.|
In general as I understood from our pediatrician, if you have a painful lump its probably a lymph node, and you will probably need antibiotics. You need to go to the doctor and he will decide.
To ease the pain however you don't need the GP. You can just drink hot tea. It helps my little kids every time :)
Q. Why is it hard to swallow when you have a sore throat?
I was sick last week. I had a sore throat pain in my neck and fever. the most annoying symptom that i had was pain during sallowing. what is the source of that pain, and what can I do to ease it next time?
|A1||When you have an inflammation in your body, the sick area hurts when its palpated. when your neck is inflamed, you have a pain in the neck. when the inside part of the neck is inflamed you have tonsillitis.|
When you eat something, it touches your inside of the neck, and if it's inflamed it will be painful.
The good news is that you can treat this pain in the same way you treat other inflammatory pain - hot (NOT boiling) tea.
|A2||The reason for the pain is the tonsils.|
As you can see here http://images.healthcentersonline.com/cold/images/article/Tonsilitis.jpg
when you have sore throat u have an inflamation of your tonsils. when u swallow something, it touches the tonsils and this is painful.
Q. what are the advantages of drinking tea while suffer from, sore throat, over a common pill???
i that case , what are the advantages of Alternative,"akk" - grandmother medicine , over the developed and more based treatments of the new world ?
|A1||actually if you drink hot tea with lemon,and a touch of honey.soothes a soar throat,you can also put whiskey init.|
|A2||Drinking tea for a sore throat is also what you call a "grandma medicine", and it does not have curative effects of course, but it helps ease the pain for a short while. Other than that, it is difficult to eat while having a sore throat and it is important to drink lots of fluids, so it is a good excuse to put some sugar in your body while being sick and not being able to eat. The common pill simply helps ease the pain for a bit longer (if you are not talking about antibiotics- which is necessary for bacterial infections).|
Q. Is it really necessary to take antibiotic the whole week?
Three days ago my 10 years-old son had a sore throat, after a very short examination the doctor said my son has pharyngitis and that he has to take antibiotics for ten days. He took it for two days and now he no long has any sore throat- Why does he have to take the antibiotic for so long? I don’t want him to take too many medications…
|A1||In order to prevent the complications that the simple sore throat may have in the future, it’s very important to take the medication the whole 10 days. Even though it seems it’s no longer necessary- it is.|
|A2||I wasn’t in the examination room, but usually in cases such as you described doctors prescribed antibiotics not to cure the sore throat but more to prevent other diseases that may be caused by the germs that cause the sore throat. That’s why the doctor thinks your son should keep taking the antibiotics although he no longer has sore throat.|
|A3||100% vital. If the bacteria survive due to insufficient dosage they will become stronger as a result and the problem will worsen|
Q. I think I caught a cold :(
My throat is sore, and I keep snivel all the time. Is there anything I can do to in order to relieve the bad feeling?
|A1||Go to a GOOD health food store and buy Oil of Oregano capsules; take one a day. Also get Source, "Welness Formula". Take as directed, 3, every 3 hours. Drink LOTS and LOTS of water! NO Dairy and no sugar! You'll be fine in a day! :)|
|A2||Thanks guys for supporting!! you're wonderful. |
I rest at home during the weekend, and now I feel much better.
|A3||great answer mystic. I agree with you.|
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