- 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
- 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.
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