Dr. Ben Wedro practices emergency medicine at Gundersen Clinic, a regional trauma center in La Crosse, Wisconsin. His background includes undergraduate and medical studies at the University of Alberta, a Family Practice internship at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario and residency training in Emergency Medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.
Dr. Charles "Pat" Davis, MD, PhD, is a board certified Emergency Medicine doctor who currently practices as a consultant and staff member for hospitals. He has a PhD in Microbiology (UT at Austin), and the MD (Univ. Texas Medical Branch, Galveston). He is a Clinical Professor (retired) in the Division of Emergency Medicine, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, and has been the Chief of Emergency Medicine at UT Medical Branch and at UTHSCSA with over 250 publications.
Many sore throats are caused by viruses but others may be due to a strep or
other bacterial infections. It is reasonable to treat the symptoms of a sore
throat for a few days but if symptoms don't resolve, a strep screen or throat
swab may be necessary to determine if
antibiotics are needed.
Acetaminophen and ibuprofen are helpful in treating the pain associated
with cold and influenza.
Benzocaine (Cepacol) is the active ingredient in cough drops and sprays
that helps to control the symptoms of a sore throat. It is also available as an
eardrop antipyrine (A/B
Octic, Aurodex, Rx-Octic), benzocaine
(Oticaine); as a dehydrated
glycerin (Auralgan) for temporary
relief of ear pain; and as a pain reliever for oral ulcers
toothache pain (Anbesol).
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