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sore throat from intubation tube

My husband had outpatient surgery yesterday and his throat is bothering him from having the tube down his throat during anesthesia.

He isn't very cooperative in describing symptoms but says it is scratchy, raw and only hurts on swallowing. Not aware of pain when he doesn't swallow.

Would appreciate advice.

  ruth45 on 2006-11-16
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Arnica 30, 200 any one potency is required and to be continued for 5 days.

If improvement starts stop the medicine.
drprodip last decade
If Arnica didn't help,try Aesc.hip 30C.

gavinimurthy last decade
He's been on Arnica 30c (in water) since immediately coming out of surgery.

He's had several doses since yesterday but I don't think it has helped the throat pain.

No way I can get Aesc. Hip. without ordering it and by the time I get it, he will probably be better on his own.

Any other recommended remedies we can try?

ruth45 last decade
Arnica would be the first choice.

I would stop the remedy immediately, give it half a day or so, and then see if there is a reaction. The remedy merely provides the stimulus, it does not cure the complaint, the patients own system does.
If there is no improvement, then select another. Staph may also be a good choice, as the throat is a sphincter muscle also.

Good luck.

Hahnemania last decade
It should be born in mind though, that such things will go away on their own. We should not merely rush to prescribe unless the symptoms linger.

Just a point for further thought.

Hahnemania last decade
Jacob, Thank you for prescribing 'wait it out.' I was rushing to prescribe for something that would probably improve on its own.

Good point.

ruth45 last decade
Indeed, but don't blame yourself for this, such practices seem to have become the accepted norm over these days, but all that's about to change ;)

Best wishes.

Hahnemania last decade

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