A 23-year-old female asked:
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How to treat horrible dry sore throat, but no fever, cough, or sneezing and mild mucus drainage in the back of throat. I can barely swallow saliva. ?

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Dr. James Long
8 years experience in Internal Medicine
Dry throat : many things can cause a dry throat. First look at any meds or supplements. Next look at humidity - you are in a cold area in the winter. Heating systems take moisture out of the air. Get a humidifier. Finally, your state of anxiety/stress can cause a dry mouth - as well as your state of hydration. Drink plenty of water and use tartness (lemon juice, lemon drops) to stimulate your salivary
Answered on May 8, 2016
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