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bad strep throat and chest congestion, help?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Tips: Take antibiotics as prescribed by your physician. 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. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid's can be used for pain.
Answered on Jan 16, 2017

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