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A 35-year-old male asked:

How to relieve sore throat?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Dr. can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). A couple days of throat lozenges and tylenol (acetaminophen) can decrease throat pain.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Home remedies: I agree with dr. Kwok. Saltwater gargles help. Mix a tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle with this several times a day. You can gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. A mixture of chamomile tea with honey & a small amt. 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 18-year-old female asked:

What can I do to relieve sore throat? It is very painful :(

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Dr. Iman Naseri
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 19 years experience
Hydration and cold: Sore throats are typically a result of tonsillitis or pharyngitis or both. Unfortunately there is no smoking gun solution. However, there are things to do to alleviate the discomfort. First, lots of hydration is necessary to expedite your recovery. I recommend gatorade/powerade. Also, try eating or drinking cold stuff to sooth your throat. Popsicles, ice cream. All the best.
A 33-year-old member asked:

I have a sore throat from screaming at a concert, how to relieve?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Relief: You can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. Saltwater gargles are helpful. Mix a tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. Honey is also soothing. Lots of voice rest.

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