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Doctor recommended home remedy for congestion and sore throat?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Tips: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & asmall amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – acetaminophen/ nsaid’s rest!
Answered on Jan 11, 2014
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Boil freshly sliced, peeled ginger root in water until the tea is tan. Add 3 tbsp of honey. Sip to help relieve sore throat pain and to accelerate healing
May 25, 2013

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