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Gargle with Listerine for Sore Throat

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Dr. Jerry Brown
Prosthodontics 53 years experience
Sore Throat: Sore Throat best treated by proper antibiotic. Contact GP or DDS for examination and RX.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Mouthwash can help: Listerine or any other brand of antiseptic mouthwash can be used to help kill bacteria and accelerates healing.

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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
What is frequently ?: Twice a day or twenty times per day? Excessive alcohol contact on the oral soft tissues can cause problems. Use the product as directed. Also, do you ... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Gargling Won't Help: The COVID-19 virus is a respiratory virus but can have a sore throat associated with it. Gargling is generally useful for removing dried mucous, bact... Read More
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
No: Let's just say that it wouldn't hurt.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Why not both?: They serve slightly different purposes. Listerine is more antimicrobial while salt water will be more soothing. You don't have to decide on one or the... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Gargling: You can't be sure but it may help if you do those things as well as using zinc lozenges at the first sign of any throat discomfort and stay hydrated a... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 36 years experience
Listerine is safe: Listerine is safe to use and can help, your sore throat. It is not absorbed while gargling but do not swallow it.
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Get it checked : May be reflux if it occurs more at night however the tonsils need to be examined to exclude an infection here. Please see a doctor and urgently if br... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Foulks
Nephrology and Dialysis 46 years experience
Maybe: It is a locally acting non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug that might be helpful with a sore throat. I tis more commonly used with various problems t... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
See a doctor ASAP: This is grossly abnormal and needs thorough investigation. Go and see your PCP and if they cannot get to the root of this they may refer you to an EN... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Need exam: Hard to say without exam and information about associated symptoms. See your MD. Better yet, and ENT doc.

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