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how to relieve sore throat?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 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 25 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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Woke up with a itchy & partially sore throat yesterday but it felt better at bedtime. Today sore throat is worse and nothing is relieving it.

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Doctor can evaluate: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or mild flu (antibiotics are 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 in a day or two (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) can temporarily decrease throat pain.

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