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A 19-year-old female asked:

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

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Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 32 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.
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Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 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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