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what is good for sore throat from a cold?

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Dr. Alvaro Lazo
Dentistry 24 years experience
Hot tea: And the juice of two limes or lemos.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Tips: Altwater gargles are very helpful. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle with this several times a day. You can gargle with aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mixture of chamomile tea with honey ; a small amount of lemon juice is good. Pour boiling water over thinly sliced organic ginger. Steep for at least five minutes in a covered pot. Add 2 to 3 tbs of honey ; sip.
Dr. Alvaro Lazo
Dentistry 24 years experience
Hot tea: And the juice of two limes or lemos.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
What to do.: Saltwater gargles are very helpful. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle with this several times a day. You can gargle with aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mixture of chamomile tea with honey ; a small amount of lemon juice is good. Pour boiling water over thinly sliced organic ginger. Steep for at least five minutes in a covered pot. Add 2 to 3 tbs of honey ; sip.

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A 24-year-old male asked:

I've sore throat and cold. Is it a good idea to drink cold drinks? Specialty iced ones? Also, having dairy products will be good for throat and cold?

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