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what can i do for a painful throat infection?

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Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Throat pain: Drink plenty fluids gargle warm salt water eat popsicles or sherbert chloraseptic spray aspergum cough drops tylenol or ibuprofen see doctor if severe or persistent.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Throat infection: If you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Saltwater gargles are helpful. Mix a 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 amount of lemon juice is good.

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Last updated Mar 24, 2020

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