A 35-year-old member asked:
can you tell me how to soothe my horrible, raw sore throat?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Heidi Fowler answered
24 years experience Psychiatry
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. Can gargle with Aloe Vera juice twice a day.
Answered on Jul 3, 2014
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