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What are some good remedies for a sore throat caused by sinus drainage?

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Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Salt water: Gargle with warm salt water. Use a neti pot to help with the sinus drainage. Here's a link to a good salt water recipe for use in the neti pot: http://allergies.About.Com/od/noseandsinusallergies/a/salinerecipe.Htm. Sudafed or other decongestant might help. A prescription for a nasally inhaled corticosteroid might help.
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Stop the drip: Depending on the cause of the sinus drainage: allergy, infection, etc. If allergy: try antihistamines like claritin, zyrtec, etc which are otc, nasal salt water rinses, and get a prescription steroid nasal spray from your doctor if that doesn't help. Throat sprays and gargles can help temporarily. Good luck!

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A 30-year-old member asked:

Are there any good, easy sore throat remedies?

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Dr. Bob Ourian
Dermatology 26 years experience
Yes: Over the counter anti-inflamatory drugs such as Ibuprofen can help with reducing the swelling. Most sore throats are caused by post nasal drip, so taking something like sudafed can stop the post nasal drip and stop the irritation. I also find warm fluids (like warm milk) help sooth the throat.

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