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How to relive a sore throat naturally?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Sore Throat: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test / culture. 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.

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How do you heal a sore throat naturally?

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Dr. Alvaro Lazo
Dentistry 24 years experience
Hot tea: And the juice of two limes or lemons. Eating pineapple or drinking pineapple juice is very helpfull.
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A 27-year-old male asked:

How to relive throat discomfort associated with sore throat?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Dr. can check throat: 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 cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges, Tylenol, (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease throat pain.
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A 22-year-old female asked:

How can I cure a bad sore throat naturally and fast?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Aloe vera/salt water: 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 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.

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