Treatment of Pain in Throat

A sore throat can be a frustrating experience, and treatment options can range from home remedies to prescription medication. While many cases of sore throat can be treated at home, more serious cases, such as pain that lasts more than a week or that makes swallowing difficult, should be treated by a medical professional.

Generally, treating the pain will include a thorough physical exam, medical history, and possible testing. Often, a doctor will order a test or order a culture of the throat to diagnose the infection. Rapid strep tests also provide results in a matter of minutes.

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Treatment of Pain

The diagnosis of acid reflux must be made by a doctor, and a barium swallow test can help to confirm the diagnosis. An upper endoscopy, also known as an upper endoscopy, is a common procedure to diagnose acid reflux The patient will swallow a barium solution to see the inside of the esophagus and stomach. Usually, the barium solution will dissolve in the throat, and any swelling will be noted.

Over-the-counter acetaminophen or ibuprofen can be taken for a sore throat. However, the use of aspirin should not be done unless your physician prescribes it. These drugs can cause a dangerous condition called Reye’s syndrome, which is characterized by swelling in the brain and liver. To avoid this problem, you should see a physician and ask for a prescription.

Medications to alleviate throat pain can vary. Some may be over-the-counter or prescribed. For more severe cases, doctors may prescribe antibiotics. The treatment of sore throat depends on the cause. If you have a cold, over-the-counter medicine can be an effective choice. Your doctor will also prescribe an over-the-counter antihistamine medication for relief. If you suspect an underlying condition, a doctor may prescribe a prescription for you.

If the pain is due to a bacterial infection, you should consult a physician immediately. If the symptoms are caused by a fever, a breathing tube may be the cause of your throat pain. During a procedure such as a thyroidectomy, an esophagogastroduodenoscopy (upper endoscopy), the patient may experience some discomfort. In rare cases, a tumor-associated with cancer of the throat can cause a sore throat.

A physician can perform an evaluation of your symptoms and prescribe an antibiotic to reduce the pain in your throat. A doctor may prescribe an over-the-counter medication that contains cetirizine hydrochloride, which is a nondrowsy allergy drug. The physician may recommend an allergy test to rule out any other causes of throat pain. In some cases, it is necessary to visit a doctor to have it diagnosed.