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What is good for a sore throat?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Sore throat: 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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Yoghurt good for sore throat?

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Really cold yogurt : May feel soothing. If you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider & get a strep 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 >.
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What's good for a sore throat? What's bad for it?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Sore Throat: For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test & culture. Antibiotics are imperative for Strep Throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w Aloe Vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey & a small amt of lemon juice helps. Hydrate well.
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What is good for sore throat from a cold?

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What is a good way to cure a sore throat?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Sore Throat: Rest, hydrate well with water & stay far, far away from cigarette smoke. You can keep mucosa moist with a humidifier. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Slippery elm bark lozenges are another option. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day.
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Psychiatry 26 years experience
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For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a streph throat test. Consider Tylenol or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications.
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A 42-year-old member asked:

What are good home remediesfor a very sore throat?

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Dr. Saleh Elahwal
Endodontics 36 years experience
Gargle with warm sal: Gargle with warm salt water to help reduce swelling and relieve discomfort: gargle at least once each hour with 1 tsp (5 g) of salt dissolved in 8 fl oz (240 ml) of warm water. If you have postnasal drip, gargle often to prevent more throat irritation. Do not smoke or use other tobacco products and avoid secondhand smoke.Use nonprescription throat lozenges.Use a decongestant.

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