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A 50-year-old member asked:

How can i relieve the pain of me strep throat?

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Dr. Venkata Vallury
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Throat pain: one can use magic mouth wash a mixture of Benadryl lidocaine and Zantac that one swishes and spits out or you can use Tylenol (acetaminophen) hope this helps
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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata commented
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Warm saline gargles also help!
Nov 30, 2014

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A 48-year-old member asked:

How do I know that it is strep throat and how can I relieve the pain?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Streph throat test: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a streph throat test. If you have streph throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future compications. 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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Provided original answer
For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a streph throat test. If you have Streph Throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future compications. Consider Tylenol 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.
Apr 28, 2013
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Provided original answer
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 day or as needed to relieve throat pain. Try adding 2 tsp of slippery elm bark to 1 cup of hot water (steep for at least 5 minutes in a covered teapot). Drink this as needed to relieve pain or a few times per day. Slippery Elm Bark lozenges are another option.
Apr 28, 2013
A 32-year-old member asked:

Also how do I know if I have strep throat and how can I relieve the pain?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Med test: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a streph throat test. If you have streph throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future compications. 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.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Provided original answer
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 day or as needed to relieve throat pain. Try adding 2 tsp of slippery elm bark to 1 cup of hot water (steep for at least 5 minutes in a covered teapot). Drink this as needed to relieve pain or a few times per day. Slippery Elm Bark lozenges are another option.
Apr 28, 2013
A 47-year-old member asked:

Can anyone tell me what can I do to relieve the pain from strep throat?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
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 can gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. Pour boiling water over thinly sliced ginger. Steep 5 min. In a covered pot. Add 2 to 3 tbs honey ; sip. Try thyme tea.
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Last updated May 7, 2015

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