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Sore Throat and Other Throat Problems
Briefly discusses symptoms of sore throat caused by virus and bacteria infections and irritants. Covers common cold, mononucleosis (mono), strep throat, and flu. Covers symptoms such as swollen glands and pain. Offers interactive tool to help decide when to seek care. Also offers home treatment tips.
Discusses strep throat, an infection in the throat and tonsils caused by bacteria. Covers symptoms like sore throat and fever. Includes info on rapid strep test and throat culture. Covers treatment with medicines and surgery (tonsillectomy).
Discusses test used to find cause of a sore throat. Covers conditions caused by fungal or bacterial infection. Covers how test is done. Looks at what results might mean.
Ear, Nose, and Throat
Provides links to info on sore throats, ear infections, and sinusitis. Also has info on mononucleosis tests and decision aids for sleep apnea and allergies.
acetaminophen and dextromethorphan
Acetaminophen and dextromethorphan is a combination medicine used to treat cough, sore throat, headache, fever, and minor aches and pain or fever caused by throat irritation or the common cold. This medicine will not treat a cough that is caused by smoking, asthma, or emphysema. Acetaminophen and dextromethorphan may...
Explains surgery to take out tonsils because of strep throat infections or tonsillitis. Gives info on what to expect after surgery, such as sore throat. Explains how child may feel and act after surgery. Also includes info on risks.
acetaminophen, pheniramine, and phenylephrine
Acetaminophen is a pain reliever and a fever reducer. Pheniramine is an antihistamine that reduces the natural chemical histamine in the body. Histamine can produce symptoms of sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and runny nose. Phenylephrine is a decongestant that shrinks blood vessels in the nasal passages. Dilated blood...
Discusses tonsillitis. Covers symptoms like sore throat and swollen lymph nodes. Includes causes like the bacteria that cause strep throat. Discusses home treatment, nonprescription pain medicines, surgery to remove tonsils (tonsillectomy).
Discusses mononucleosis (also called mono or the kissing disease) caused by Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). Covers symptoms including high fever, severe sore throat, and swollen lymph nodes (swollen glands), tonsils, and spleen. Offers home treatment and prevention tips.
Phenol topical is used on the skin to help protect skin from infection in minor cuts, scrapes, or burns. Phenol topical is used on the scalp to treat dandruff. Some forms of phenol topical are used inside the mouth to provide temporary relief of minor mouth pain or irritation, sore throat, or canker sore pain. . Phenol...
acetaminophen, dextromethorphan, and doxylamine
Acetaminophen is a pain reliever and fever reducer. Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant. It affects the cough reflex in the brain that triggers coughing. Doxylamine is an antihistamine that reduces the effects of the natural chemical histamine in the body. Histamine can produce symptoms of sneezing, itching, watery...
acetaminophen, dextromethorphan, guaifenesin, and phenylephrine
Acetaminophen is a pain reliever and fever reducer. Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant. It affects the signals in the brain that trigger cough reflex. Guaifenesin is an expectorant. It helps loosen congestion in your chest and throat, making it easier to cough out through your mouth. Phenylephrine is a decongestant...
acetaminophen and diphenhydramine
Acetaminophen is a pain reliever and a fever reducer. Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine. Acetaminophen and diphenhydramine is a combination medicine used to treat occasional insomnia associated with minor aches and pains. This medicine is not for use in treating sleeplessness without pain, or sleep problems that occur...
Rapid Strep Test for Strep Throat
Explains rapid strep test to test for bacteria that cause strep throat (streptococcal pharyngitis). Explains when test is done and what results mean.
menthol topical (oral mucous membrane)
Menthol is either manmade or made from the extracts of mint oil. Menthol provides a cooling sensation when applied to the skin or other tissues (such as the tongue, gums, or inside the cheeks). Menthol topical oral mucous membrane (for use inside the mouth) is used to treat minor sore throat pain, or mouth irritation...
Strep Throat Complications
Complications of strep throat are rare but can occur, especially if strep throat is not properly treated with antibiotics. Complications can be related either to the strep infection or to the body's immune response to the infection. Complications related to the strep infection Although rare, complications can result...
Menthol is either manmade or made from the extracts of mint oil. Menthol provides a cooling sensation when applied to the skin, which helps relieve pain in the tissues underneath the skin. Menthol topical (for use on the skin) is used to provide temporary relief of minor arthritis pain, backache, muscles or joint pain...
Benzocaine is a local anesthetic (numbing medication). It works by blocking nerve signals in your body. Benzocaine topical is used to reduce pain or discomfort caused by minor skin irritations, sore throat, sunburn, vaginal or rectal irritation, ingrown toenails, hemorrhoids, and many other sources of minor pain on a...
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Symptom Checker
Briefly discusses COVID-19 symptoms, risk factors for a serious illness, and what to do if you are exposed or have the virus. Offers interactive tool to help decide when to seek care. Also offers home treatment tips.
Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant that is used to treat cough caused by the common cold or flu. Dextromethorphan will not treat a cough caused by smoking, asthma, or emphysema. There are many brands and forms of dextromethorphan available. Not all brands are listed on this leaflet. Dextromethorphan may also be...
Glycerin rectal is used as a laxative. It works by causing the intestines to hold more water, which softens the stool. Glycerin rectal is used to treat occasional constipation or to cleanse the bowel before a rectal exam or other intestinal procedure. Glycerin rectal may also be used for purposes not listed in this...
Pseudoephedrine is used to treat nasal and sinus congestion, or congestion of the tubes that drain fluid from your inner ears, called the eustachian tubes. Pseudoephedrine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Chlorpheniramine is an antihistamine that reduces the effects of natural chemical histamine in the body. Histamine can produce symptoms of sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and runny nose. Chlorpheniramine is used to treat runny nose, sneezing, itching, and watery eyes caused by allergies, the common cold, or the flu...
Phenylephrine is a decongestant that is used to treat stuffy nose and sinus congestion caused by the common cold, hay fever, or other allergies. . Phenylephrine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Phenylephrine is a decongestant that shrinks blood vessels. Phenylephrine ophthalmic (for the eyes) is used to relieve eye redness, dryness, burning, and irritation caused by wind, sun, and other irritants. . Prescription-strength phenylephrine ophthalmic is used to constrict blood vessels in the eye and to dilate (make...
Phenylephrine is a decongestant that shrinks blood vessels in the nasal passages. Dilated blood vessels can cause nasal congestion (stuffy nose). Phenylephrine nasal is used to treat nasal congestion and sinus pressure caused by allergies, the common cold, or the flu. Phenylephrine may be used to treat congestion of the...
Phenylephrine is a decongestant that shrinks blood vessels. Dilated blood vessels can cause hemorrhoids. Phenylephrine rectal is used on the rectum to relieve itching, burning, irritation, and swelling caused by hemorrhoids. Phenylephrine rectal may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.