Over the counter throat infection medicine

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Avatar n tn I've got a pretty horrible sinus infection right now, but I'm sort of afraid to take anything for it - even over the counter stuff. I know I can get alcohol-free medicine pretty easily, but I tend to get destroyed by even small doses of anything, even allergy medicine. I'm wondering if anyone has any advice on something I could take that won't...affect reality? Thanks.
Avatar m tn If you notice drainage in the nose give him some over the counter medicine. If it doesn't clear up bring him to the doctor.
Avatar m tn Hi, I had throat infection(sore throat dont know the difference) from the past 2 weeks. had an appointment with doctor and he confirmed saying that my throat is red. He took the blood test and asked me to come after 2 weeks. may i know what could be the reason. He didnt even give me any medicine and informed that he can give the medication only after reports. Now I have to wait one week to get the results. Secondly, I am feeling light swelling near the ear.
Avatar n tn Just got to grin and bare it dear. Not a lot of meds, even over the counter, is pregnancy approved. Consult with your doc. I didn't take anything but Tylenol, via my doc. Be careful what you ingest while pregnant. Consult your doc or ask a nurse. They would be more than happy to assist you. Hope you feel better soon.
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Avatar m tn All different specialists seem to have a different prognosis and the recommended pills over the years have not really done any good. None of them seem to relate to the closure of the windpipe and cant give me a straight answer when I ask them. Has anyone an answer or better still has anyone else had this problem.
Avatar f tn Not really an ear problem - but maybe you posted in wrong forum. 1. Sinus infection or allergies 2. Take cough medicine. 3. From the severity of the problem you describe it could be reflux. That prevented me from getting sleep for several years. Try omeprazole, available over the counter, and if necessary take a double dose. Also ranitidine before bed - 150 mg. Do not eat within four or five hours of going to bed.
Avatar n tn It is available over the counter at drug stores. It is Guaifenesen, which is the basic component of some expectorant-type cough medicines, but without all the other ingredients. I have had medical doctors and pharmacists tell me this is a very begnign product with no side effects that can be used every day if needed. Take with a large quantitiy of water, as the instructions say. This has worked wonders for me. Good luck.
Avatar f tn If you have no other symptoms, like headache, fever, fatigue, or nausea, an over the counter decongestant allergy medication may help you...like Claritin D or Allegra D...always buy the generic versions of those to help save you money, because they are quite expensive for a month's supply. If that medicine doesn't help, or you have those other symptoms I mentioned, you may have a sinus infection and require an antibiotic to cure it! Good luck!
Avatar n tn you know now at the pharmacy they have alot of stuff you may be able to handle it on your own with over the counter cream,,,but if you get the discharge, i would make an appt... hope i was some help,,,and get better soom!!
Avatar n tn Threelac is an over-the counter product, basically a very powerful probiotic with three kinds of beneficial bacteria from what I understand. Both products I am looking into are OTC; I am not keen on prescribed medication unless it treats the cause instead of the symptoms.
Avatar f tn but I try to stay away from over-the-counter meds if at all possible so if it's just a little throat irritation the honey should probably cover you. Also you can drink hot tea with honey, that will help soothe your throat throughout the day.
Avatar n tn You can take a benedryl at night to help sleep and it is an antihistamine too. It is over the counter. I would ask the doctor about your foot. I'm sure it is fungal. You may need something prescription level to get rid of it. Or perhaps it is a staph . She should look at it.
Avatar n tn I've gone to doctors and spent thousands of dollars an every doctors has done the same wich is take all my money for a 5min visit an prescribe me over the ****** counter nose inhalers, after I tell them I've had this condition for over 15yrs an I've tried everything. I literally have up already an accepted the fact that ima have this for the rest of my life,,, If u suffer from this condition and u run into me, u will never annoy me cause I know how u feel,....
Avatar n tn I really have tried stuff, cough drops, cough meds (prescrip ones) over the counter meds for colds to dry the gunk up...............some sorta help but then it comes right back. I did read the thing about birth control pills maybe being the culprit but I have yet to stop taking them..(I should - holy **** I'm 48.) There is a website all about candida and some of it makes sense....but nothing totally fits my problem. The one person said they had a problem yawning.....so have I in the past...
1147863 tn?1261613291 Ear infection presents with headaches and ear pain also. There is a connection in the nose/throat to the ear (the eustachian tube). If the nose is congested, the ear is more often affected. Drinking plenty of fluids and over-the-counter decongestants may help. If it improves, you go first to an ear specialist to determine the underlying cause. Take care and do keep us posted.
Avatar f tn He had repeated tonsillitis over the next few months and the throat noises were constant. We had his tonsils out in December and the throat clearing and noises stopped instantly. He then got sick and had a sore throat at the end of Feb and within a couple weeks started clearing his throat again and making noises when he eats (almost like a growling sound). This is not something he can control and I'm sure it is a tic behavior, but we have not been able to completely figure it out.
Avatar f tn I'm miserable and my results don't come in for another 4 days, so my question is could I go to the pharmacy and get an over the counter yeast infection cream like Monistat or something and try to treat the yeast infection while I am taking acyclovir? Would it interfere with anything else going on? I don't have a primary care doctor so I got tested at a walk-in clinic, so asking my doctor about a simple question like this isn't ideal. Any input would be great thank you!
Avatar m tn She put me on an over the counter antihistamine (Claritin I think) for 3 weeks, and they went away. I suspect that if I'd started on them as soon as the hives started showing up, they would have been gone much sooner.
Avatar n tn I stumbled upon this conversation after Googling "cocaine + sinus infection" because I shared a similar bad experience with Nick. After doing a few lines the night before, I woke up the next morning with my head spinning from sinus congestion & my ears were ringing & my throat was sore. I took a hot shower, & the steam must have made me clear out a large scab looking thing from my sinus & another from the back of my throat.
Avatar f tn I'm worried I had a yeast infection during the oral sex. Can he get oral thrust? What is the possibillity of him getting it? I am very concerned. Please help me. And if he does have it, is there any way I can get non-prescription medicine for him? What would the cost be? I've looked everywhere and I can't find an answer. Please let me know. Anything helps. Thank you.
1613602 tn?1306202723 Anyway, all day today it feels more swollen than before, and it's been happening all day. There is also excess mucus in my throat. What should I do? I took my allergy medicine (over the counter stuff) this morning, but it only helped for about an hour or two. What's wrong?
Avatar n tn Also, chronic antibiotic therapy can also be a risk factor for recurrent yeast infections. Sometimes combining the prescription therapy with the over the counter topical cream will clear up the infection. I really feel for you. Two months of a yeast infection was enough to drive me crazy. I can't imagine having one for six months. I really hope it clears up soon.
Avatar f tn hold your breath and swallow forcing air into the eustacian tube. The air will help fight the infection. hope you are all better. God bless!
Avatar n tn A year ago I was diagnosed with Whooping Cough. Since then I have had a terrible cough w/ yellow mucus. I have been to ENT, Chest Specialist and now onto a Pulmonologist. I have been tested for GERD(negative), Lung Function(Very Good),Hi Def.head, neck & Chest CT Scans (all okay). I take Prevacid (just in case of GERD that is not seen) and I do take a number of pain meds. due to a back surgery that didn't work.
Avatar f tn I had an endoscopy and they found a hiatal hernia plus gastritis, but the doctor basically said to eat better and take over the counter medicine. Anyway, now I'm on Prevacid. The mucus and slime is just slightly better, and I've been taking this for over a month. It gets worse when I eat, but it's pretty much always there, even when I haven't eaten anything at all, which makes no sense. I get issues from foods that shouldn't cause problems, such as bananas, apples, and even salad.
1877458 tn?1320519937 But I really think visiting that kind of specialist is the only way to fix this. No over-the-counter medicine will do it, because of how long this has been going on. If this had happened in the swimming pool a couple days ago, there's way to drain out water-clogged ears. But you have more than water-clogged ears; you have an infection going on in there, else it wouldn't still be bothering you a year later, you see.
Avatar n tn Saw my primary the other day and suffice it to say, I am on the prowl for a new one. She feels it is allergy/asthma and said to take over-the-counter meds, use the inhalers, and drink hot tea. I also have a call into the surgeon who has been awesome and is working with me to get the synthroid dose correct. My current question is perhaps it is a bit off and affecting my immune system?
Avatar n tn I am just getting over a cold and the throat gurgling has gotten way worse in the last couple days - to the point where I cannot ignore it. If it keeps up I might try my luck at the university hospital and see if anyone will investigate it. I'm so glad to have found this forum with others who are in the same position. I look forward to hearing what others find out.