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Does brandy help a sore throat

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Decrease symptoms: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiot... Read More

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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 50 years experience
Sore throat ?: It depends if u have infection u need. Antibiotic , therefore it may be better to see your PCP.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Mathison
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Soothing: It is likely that the salt draws out some of the fluid in the inflamed tissues, therefore decreasing swelling.
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Lemon juice helps: Generally, lemon juice increase salivation and may help moisten or lubricate an irritated throat. Most commonly, chronic sore throats are dry or irrit... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Most sore throats : Are viral. Shouldn't take antibiotics without an indication. Antibiotics treat bacterial infections. Get evaluated for strep throat if you have sign... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Gargle: w/cool salt water few times a day. Use lozenges or chloraseptic spray. If not better 4-5 days,see Dr.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. John McMahan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 49 years experience
Sor Throat: Sore throats can be from infections, allergies, gerd, tonsullitis, etc. See your doctor for a possible referral to an ENT specialist.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Rincon
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Depends: Infectious sore throat may need to be treated with antibiotics if there is a bacterial infection viral infections improve on their own and only suppor... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Puzzling question: If you want to get a sore throat pore hot water down it. It should be sore immediately.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvaro Lazo
Dentistry 25 years experience
Hot tea: And the juice of two limes or lemons. Eating pineapple or drinking pineapple juice is very helpfull.