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A 37-year-old female asked:

Sore throat remedy? its been 2 i got the sore throat due to cough for less than 24hrs. now. it's painful to talk and do coughing.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
sore throat: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day.
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Last updated Oct 22, 2013

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