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A 16-year-old female asked:

is green tea good for a sore throat ?

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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Could help soothe it: Should not hurt it.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Not as primary Rx...: ...but, Green Tea is a known antibacterial agent that may help prevent gingivitis, bad breath, & periodontal disease by killing E. coli & streptococcus. As such, green tea is also useful in treating infections & wounds such as those associated with a sore throat. However, green tea cannot be condoned as primary or sole therapy for pharyngitis. Follow your doctor's advice if prescribed therapy.

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