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A 20-year-old female asked:

cause? severe pain left side of throat when i "grind" my throat. just got over a cold w/ sore throat a week ago

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Dr. Michael Dansie
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Viral cause: You may have a virus that is causing a sore throat. Try salt water gargles, honey, cough drops to help with your symptoms. You should talk with your doctor if symptoms continue.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

What are some good sore throat cure for severe pain?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Sore throat: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Provided original answer
Consider making tea with 2 tsp of Marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve throat pain.
May 25, 2013

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