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What is best for a sore throat: ginger juice, or brandy?

What is best for a sore throat: ginger juice, or brandy?

Ginger juice: Better of two choices, though honestly not familiar with is use for sore thoat but is safe, avoid alcohol for any medical problem, it is not a medication.
Try honey, warm herbal tea, hot shower, cough drops, salt water gargle, hot chicken soup, honestly home remedies, besides alcohol, are best choices. ...Read more

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Had cold now sore throat healing and lost voice but the tickle is unbearable as tried medicine doesn't work so gargle brandy but need help no sleep?

See doctor: First you need to find out what the problem is. Sinus infection after a viral infection is a possibility. However there may be other causes and the cold might have nothing to do with the problem at all. Gargling with Brandy will do you more harm than good since it irritates the throat further. It's time to see a doctor ...Read more

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Yoghurt good for sore throat?

Yoghurt good for sore throat?

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 >. ...Read more

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Which medication is good for sore throat?

Which medication is good for sore throat?

Depends on cause: Best medications for a sore throat depends on what is causing your throat to be sore. For moderate pain, over the counter pain medication may be sufficient. For reflux induced sore throat, will need something like Prilosec or nexium (esomeprazole). If bacterial infection (fever, severe pain, etc), a culture may be needed and antibiotic prescribed. It is a good idea to see your physician for a check-up. ...Read more

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Is benzydamine gargle good for sore throat?

Is benzydamine gargle good for sore throat?

Maybe: It is a locally acting non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug that might be helpful with a sore throat. I tis more commonly used with various problems that cause a sore mouth. ...Read more

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What's good for sore throat?

Hydrogen peroxide: You might try gargling with hydrogen peroxide rinse (. ...Read more

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What are good home remediesfor a sore throat?

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. ...Read more

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What's good for a sore throat? What's bad for it?

What's good for a sore throat? What's bad for it?

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. ...Read more

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What are good home remedieson how to soothe a sore throat?

Basics: Salt water gargles, honey, throat lozenges are commonly used. If your sore throat does not go way or gets worse, you many need medical attention. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are good ways to sooth a sore throat?

Could you tell me what are good ways to sooth a sore throat?

Warm salt water: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. 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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Help please! What drinks are good to help soothe a sore throat?

Help please! What drinks are good to help soothe a sore throat?

Drinks: 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.
Pour boiling water over thinly sliced ginger. Steep 5 min. In a covered pot. Add 2 to 3 tbs honey & sip. Try thyme tea.
For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see dr & get a strep test. ...Read more

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Good idea to suck on garlic for sore throat?

Garlic good: That's fine (if you can tolerate it that way).It contains allicin which provides wide ranging antimicrobial properties. ...Read more

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Please describe a good cure for a sore throat?

Please describe a good cure for a sore throat?

Options: 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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Help please? What is a good remedy for a sore throat?

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. ...Read more

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What's some good ways to treat a sore throat? Ricola?

What's some good ways to treat a sore throat? Ricola?

Various herbals: Garlic is my favorite except you'll smell like a great italian! I use a clove three times daily - slice it up and eat a small slice with each bite of your meal or it will be too hot - do this for 2-3 days and avoid the whole cold issue as it's antiviral and antibacterial. Zinc lozenges are also helpful as is olive leaf extract, and higher doses of vit c 1000mg 2-3 times daily. ...Read more

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Are lozenges good natural home remedies for sore throat?

Are lozenges good natural home remedies for sore throat?

Pretty much so: Especially the ones that are honey lemon flavored. And drink plenty of warm liquids topped with honey or ginger. ...Read more

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Are there any good ways to prevent getting a sore throat?

Prevention: Prevention- stay away from people who are ill. Wash your hands frequently & thoroughly. ...Read more

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Is there a good way to prevent sore throat after workout?

Hydration: Drink adequate amounts of water before and after a workout. ...Read more

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Is butter and sugar mixed together good for a sore throat?

Is butter and sugar mixed together good for a sore throat?

Uncertain: There is supposed to be an old fashioned remedy with warm milk, butter, honey, & sugar. I have no idea how effective it is. I usually recommend warm salt water for gargling. ...Read more

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Please describe a good alternative remedy for a sore throat?

Ginger: 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. 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. ...Read more

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What is a good remedy for a sore throat caused by coughing?

What is a good remedy for a sore throat caused by coughing?

Many options: I am not sure one is best, but am pretty sure that one will work well for you. Hot salt water gargles, chloraseptic throat spray (may contain phenol or benzocaine) or Benzocaine lozenges. Some like hot tea with honey and lemon while others prefer hot buttered rum. ...Read more

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What are some good home remedies for a headache and/ or a sore throat?

What are some good home remedies for a headache and/ or a sore throat?

Remedies: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is a good first line treatment for dull headaches. If the headache is due to marked nasal congestion, taking a decongestant like sudafed, irrigating the nasal passages with warm salt water and, /or using a nasal spray like afrin for a short time helps. For viral sore throat, lozenges and warm salt water gargles help. A throat culture is recommended for persistent sore throat to rule out strep ...Read more

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What's good to drink or eat for a sore throat. What should I avoid too?

What's good to drink or eat for a sore throat. What should I avoid too?

Fluids, soft foods..: Drink more water, take lemon lozenges, and eat soft mashed potatoes, and soft foods lightly.
No smoking or alcohol. ...Read more

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Docs, what's a good remedy for a sore throat?

Docs, what's a good remedy for a sore throat?

Sore throat remedy: As long as the sore throat is not being caused by a strep infection, a good remedy is as follows:
make a 50/50 mixture of liquid Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and maalox and gargle, then spit it out. Do this several times daily.
If your sore throat persists, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is good for a sore throat?

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. ...Read more

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What is a good way to cure a sore throat?

What is a good way to cure a sore throat?

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. ...Read more

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Are there any good, easy sore throat remedies?

Are there any good, easy sore throat remedies?

Yes: Over the counter anti-inflamatory drugs such as Ibuprofen can help with reducing the swelling. Most sore throats are caused by post nasal drip, so taking something like sudafed can stop the post nasal drip and stop the irritation. I also find warm fluids (like warm milk) help sooth the throat. ...Read more

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