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Stayed in youth hostiles. Four...
Returned from Europe England, Norway, Ireland one week ago. Stayed in youth hostiles. Four days ago started feeling badly.Fever 100 to 101.3 sore throat tounge,gums,roof of mouth swelling. Body aching, low back and hips. Cancer soars on tounge and mouth. Went to quick clinic last night. Did quick test for strep was neg. sent out for three day test. They gave me a mouth rinse with lidocaine and bendrlye in it. Symptoms seem to be getting worse.
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Health Professional: A. Schuyler, NP, Nurse Practitioner replied 8 years ago
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Hello,

Welcome to Just Answer and thanks for your question. The mouth rinse is just designed to improve pain in your mouth. It really sounds like your problems may be viral rather than bacterial. No treatment is given for viruses other than supportive treatment (ibuprofen or naproxen for pain, fluids, rest) since the body's immune system will clear the infection on its own. The dose of naproxen (Aleve) is 250 mg every 6 hours or 500 mg every 12 hours. One usually begins to feel better with 3-4 days of treatment when there is a viral infection.

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
If your tounge and mouth are swelling are you saying just wait it out?
Health Professional: A. Schuyler, NP, Nurse Practitioner replied 8 years ago

If your throat and tongue are continuing to swell then you need to see someone since it can affect your ability to breathe and swallow. That would be an emergency. General body aches, regular sore throat, etc. are things that normally pass with just routine supportive care.

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