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Will gargling with salt water help strep throat

A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Peroxide best: I recommend half- strength peroxide to my patients. Instead of gargling take half a mouthful and lean back and swish the solution for a minute or two ... Read More

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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Feola
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
PHARYNGITIS: Chloraseptic and zinc lozenges are effective while you are waiting further evaluation.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
Throat problem : This needs to be seen. There are several possible reasons for your concern. Tonsil stones. Tonsillith comes to mind.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Sore throat: It has an antimicrobial effect & reduces inflammation.
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Symptomatic relief: Warm water gargles loosens the muscles of the throat and make it easier to swallow. It does not address the cause of sore throat. For good health - Ha... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Remedies: Consider making tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Doctor can examine: 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
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
See physician: Please see a physician. The sore on the roof of your mouth is most likely related to viral or bacterial infection related to your other symptoms. Yo... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terence Govender
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Should be examined.: Hello. You most likely have an upper respiratory tract infection. An examination will guide as to whether it is of bacterial, viral or other nature. W... Read More

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