A 44-year-old member asked:
What are some best home remedies for sore throats?
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ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
5.2k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Psychiatry 25 years experience
For significant sore: Throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test / culture. Try adding 2 tsp of slippery elm bark to 1 cup of hot water (steep for at least 5 minutes in a covered teapot). Drink this as needed to relieve pain or a few times per day. Slippery elm bark lozenges are another option. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times /day.
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Last updated Jun 24, 2014
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