A 18-year-old female asked:
Very sore throat that feels "itchy" (best word i can think to describe the scratchy pain). same feeling deep in ear canal. swollen glands under chin.
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Dr. Heidi Fowleranswered
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Please get a strep: Throat culture/ test. Antibiotics are imperative for strep throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a small amt of lemon juice helps.
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