If the person has received a prescription, it must be filled right away and the affected individual must take all of the medicine, as instructed. In order to properly treat the illness and prevent a recurrence the person must not cut treatment short after feeling better.
The affected person should try to rest the voice as much as possible, be aggressive about rehydration and drinking liquids, and avoid smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke.
The person should always report to a doctor if he or she has a worsening of symptoms or high fever.
If the person has any trouble breathing or feel as if the throat is closing, then he or she should go to the emergency department. Use 911 emergency services if indicated.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/10/2014
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