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What is the best way to get rid of a sore throat fast?

What is the best way to get rid of a sore throat fast?

Viral - bacterial: If it is viral - nature will take it's course. However, gargling with warm salt water can really reduce the discomfort. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications and adequate hydration can also help. If you have swelling please see your doctor for a throat culture. Untreated streph throat can lead to serious health complications later in life. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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Mine never seems to go away fast. What is the fastest and best way to get rid of a sore throat?

Mine never seems to go away fast. What is the fastest and best way to get rid of a sore throat?

Sore throat: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a streph throat test. 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. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more

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Please advise what is the best way to get rid of a sore throat?

Please advise what is the best way to get rid of a sore throat?

That depends.....: 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 helpful. Mix a 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 amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what's the best way to get rid of a sore throat?

Symptom 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. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of a sore throat I have a 3 basketball games this week and I have a sore throat how do I get rid of it?

What is the best way to get rid of a sore throat I have a 3 basketball games this week and I have a sore throat how do I get rid of it?

Viral - bacterial: If it is viral - nature will take it's course. However, gargling with warm salt water can really reduce the discomfort. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications and adequate hydration can also help. If you have swelling please see your doctor for a throat culture. Untreated streph throat can lead to serious health complications later in life. ...Read more

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What's the best way to get rid of a sore throat from screaming?

What's the best way to get rid of a sore throat from screaming?

Rest it.: "Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far!" as Teddy Roosevelt said. Speaking softly allows the voice and throat to rest. You can also try analgesic lozenges or spray used for sore throats (generic Chloraseptic or Cepastat spray or lozenge forms). Warm salt water gargles may soothe, too. Don't exceed the dosage on the package for sprays or lozenges, or you can actually cause soreness ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of a sore throat? How can I get rid of a sore throat in best possible way?What are the doctor's recommendations? .

What is the best way to get rid of a sore throat? How can I get rid of a sore throat in best possible way?What are the doctor's recommendations?

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Old or New Way: The usual way is to take liquid medicine or cough drops designed for the throat. The old way is to gargle with peroxide, the new way is to gargle with Chlorhexidine gluconate (brand name = Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) and needs an rx from your physician or dentist). ...Read more

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What's the best way to get rid of a sore throat and runny nose?

What's the best way to get rid of a sore throat and runny nose?

Depends: Sounds like a viral infection and thus only time would get rid of it. Most colds from a virus go away after 7 to 10 days if not sooner. If the sore throat is bothersome, otc sore throat products may help. For the runny nose, if too bothersome, ask your doctor to prescribe a nasal spray for you to try. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a sore throat fast?

How to get rid of a sore throat fast?

Sx relief: 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. ...Read more

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How do u get rid of a sore throat fast?

How do u get rid of a sore throat fast?

You can't: There are many causes of pharyngitis, and most will take a while to be corrected. You may alleviate some symptoms by using analgesics, lozenges, etc. If it's severe you may benefit from a throat swab to check for streptococcus. An old home remedy is to gargle occasionally with salt water. If this is associated with a fever or rash, see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Throat Pain (Definition)

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Viral Pharyngitis (Definition)

A sore throat is discomfort, pain, or scratchiness in the throat. A sore throat often makes ...Read more