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what to do for sore throats and cough in college?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Cough drops: Cough drops for class work well because you can keep on sucking them. Honey works well in the dorm.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Sore throat: For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Antibiotics are imperative for strep throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix 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 amt of lemon juice helps.

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