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What is commonly used to help a sore throat?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Decrease symptoms: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

What is commonly used to help a really really sore throat!?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Sx relief: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day.
A 20-year-old female asked:

How to help sore throat with no meds?

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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 25 years experience
See below: Gargling warm salt water as needed can help.
A 49-year-old member asked:

I am wondering what helps for a sore throat?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Sore throat: If you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider & get a streph throat test & culture. Saltwater gargles are very helpful. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle with this several times a day. You can gargle with aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mixture of chamomile tea with honey & a small amount of lemon juice is good.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What can help a sore throat in a child?

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Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
Family Medicine 35 years experience
See doctor: You can try to give child tylenol (acetaminophen) liquid /chewables, Motrin liquid/tab depend on child weight, suck on popsicles, drink plenty of fluids in addition to see doctor for proper evaluation.
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A 24-year-old member asked:

How do I help my sore throat?

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Natural remedies: Lots of things have been tried for sore throat - that's because everyone's had one! salt water gargling helps. Some people swear by lemon and honey. Others use apple cider vinegar diluted in water for a gargle. Ibuprofen and tylenol (acetaminophen) help. You could even alternate taking them if you want! cheers!

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