Chapter 7 (Head and Neck Assessment)

Answer Key to Chapter 7 Learning Activities

1.  To alleviate pain and discomfort associated with strep throat, the patient may receive instruction to:

  • Drink soothing liquids such as lemon tea with honey or ice water
  • Gargle several times a day with warm salt water made of 1/2 tsp. of salt in 1 cup of water
  • Suck on hard candies or throat lozenges
  • Use a cool-mist vaporizer or humidifier to moisten the air
  • Try over-the-counter pain medicines, such as acetaminophen

2. B – white patches noted on both tonsils, D – speech is slurred, E – thyroid enlarged

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