What is the preventive treatment for frequent throat infections?

Q. I often have to clear my throat. Please suggest a cure.

Answered by
Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 31, 2017 and last reviewed on: Mar 11, 2022

Hello doctor,

As part of the season change, I have developed a little rash in my throat. I have to often clear my throat congestion. Nothing else. Please prescribe a medicine for the cure and also some preventive medicine for the next one week so that I will not catch a cold or fever as I have an event back home in a few days. I have no fever as of now.

#

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • You can try the following.
  1. You need to do salt water gargling.
  2. Rinse your mouth twice daily with an antiseptic mouthwash like Listerine, particularly before going to bed.
  3. Take lukewarm water.
  4. You may have soups too.
  5. With regard to prevention of infection, eat good food and drink filtered water.
  6. Take ginger tea with honey.
  • In case your symptoms worsen or progress, and if you develop fever, you may need a proper antibiotic course and antihistamines like tablet Levocetirizine.

For more information consult an internal medicine physician online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/internal-medicine-physician


Was this answer helpful?

 | 

Same symptoms doesn’t mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!



Related Questions:
Will antibiotics affect the sputum report?

Your sputum stain says that you have lower respiratory tract infection ...   Read full

I have deviated nasal septum with persistent nasal drip and throat irritation. How to get rid of it?

.. your description, you are having a deviated nasal septum (DNS). Your continuous presence of mucus in the nose and throat clearing is because of sinusitis which is a common consequence of your deviated septum.   Read full

My voice is so hoarse I can barely speak. Please suggest a remedy.

.. to have a typical case of laryngitis associated with viral infection. You should rest the voice, that is, speak less until you feel like the symptoms are resolving. Avoid throat clearing as it irritates the throat further and hinders healing.   Read full

Also Read Answers From:

ideaComprehensive Medical Second Opinion.Submit your Case

Also Read


PCOS and Liver Problems
The hormonal imbalances in polycystic ovary syndrome could cause liver diseases. Read the article to know the relationship between these medical conditions.  Read more»
Inferior Alveolar Nerve Lateralization Technique
The inferior alveolar nerve lateralization technique is a surgical lateralization technique to reposition the nerve. Read the article to know more about this.  Read more»
COVID-19 and Ebola: Similarities and Differences
This article gives a comparison and broader overview of the outbreak of the two deadliest diseases that showed a greater incidence over the last two decades.  Read more»

Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask an Internal Medicine Physician Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.