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A 20-year-old male asked:

I have a sore throat for four days now i don't feel sick it feels like i may have a scratch in there. i been drinking hot tea, orange juice.

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Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
51 years experience
Nothing Strong: Tea is ok, however orange juice is too irritating on the tissue. Use something that is more gengle to the tissue. Also you can do the usual way is to take liquid medicine or cough drops designed for the throat. The old way is to gargle with peroxide, the new way is to gargle with Chlorhexidine gluconate (brand name = Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) and needs an rx from your physician or dentist).
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