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what is better for a sore throat hot or cold

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Craving: Having a craving is more of a comfort sign for the body. In your case it is for spicey foods even though your throat is sore.
Dr. Philip Miller
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You enjoy: "hot stuff"??Actually hot peppers and spices can be used for pain relief. You brain can only interpret one pain at a time. Sure try some hot sauce.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Good description: but don't see an actual question. Please resubmit & include a clear & specific question. Thanks.
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Please get checked : Chills + cough may be simply influenza or some virus but it would be very important to exclude more serious infections such as pneumonia. I recommend ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
Doesn't matter: Drink whatever you find soothing.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norma jo Waxman
33 years experience Family Medicine
Viral infection: Most likely, you have a viral infection causing these symptoms. They should resolve on their own within a week. You also probably do have a low grade ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sore throat: sounds like you have pharyngitis (painful infected throat) or tonsilitis. You can try some liquid tylenol (acetaminophen) for the pain and if not bet ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
What to do:: 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 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Sore throat: This could be infection (viral vs. Strep most likely), allergy, dryness from mouth breathing, and a few other things. If nothing else is going on you ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
22 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Viral illness: Sounds like viral illness and should get better. Motrin, fluids and food. If persists get a throat culture. Less likely is a multi site std involving ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can check: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerry Hu
Dr. Jerry Hu answered
23 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
See ENT: Go get checked out by an ear, nose, throat doctor, ent.
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