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What helps sore throats?

What helps sore throats?

Sore Throat: The best treatment for a site throat depends on the cause of the sore throat. If you have strep, you need an antibiotic. If you have a virus, you need hydration, rest, and symptom control. Another cause of sore throats is post nasal drip from allergies. Gargling with warm salt water can help some with all of them. ...Read more

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What's good for sore throats ?

What's good for sore throats ?

Depends: A simple sore throat from a cold responds nicely to hot liquid of some type. Some people like hot water and honey, some like tea, and then there is always chicken soup. Lozenges can help as well as advil or tylenol (acetaminophen). If the sore throat is severe and you are having trouble swallowing, not just discomfort, but pain you may have a viral or bacterial infection. In that case you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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How long do sore throats last?

How long do sore throats last?

Depends: Sore throats are caused by many things. Sometime allergies and drainage. Control that and the st goes away. Some are due to bacterial infections. Treat the infection and the throat gets better in 3-5 days. Some are viral. These can last from 3-5 days to 1-2 weeks. Usually not medications to use, just symptomatic treatment. Prolonged st---get checked out! ...Read more

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How to cure painful sore throats ?

How to cure painful sore throats ?

Sore throat: If you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider & get a streph 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 lemon juice is good. ...Read more

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What is good for sore throats in fall?

What is good for sore throats in fall?

Ibuprofen: If we assume you don't have strep, you need to decide if the pain is from an allergy causing post-nasal drip or from a virus. Hot liquids, honey, lozenges, hot compresses to the neck, and pain meds like Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen are all helpful. If yoou get sore throats, especially on awakening or at bedtime, you may have allergies. ...Read more

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What causes long lasting sore throats?

What causes long lasting sore throats?

Sore throat: If you are having problems with reflux this can cause a chronic sore throat. Stay away from spicy foods, caffeine, and red sauce. Follow up with your doctor if you are having this problem, you may need further treatment. Good luck ...Read more

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What to take for sore throats from a cold?

What to take for sore throats from a cold?

Hot tea: And the juice of two limes or lemons. Eat or drink pineapple juice. ...Read more

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Does eating burnt food cause sore throats?

Does eating burnt food cause sore throats?

If you eat food: That now has rough, dry edges due to being burned it can scratch the mucosa in the throat. Eating food that is too hot can also burn tissue and cause pain. ...Read more

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What are some ways to relieve sore throats?

What are some ways to relieve sore throats?

Sore throat home rem: Home remedies for sore throat could be helpful but if you have a fever as well you should seek help form your md. You could gargle with luke warm salt water every 2-3 hours. Eating or drinking luke warm foods/soups helps. Chicken brothe seems to help with viral illnesses. ...Read more

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How come i keep getting minor sore throats?

How come i keep getting minor sore throats?

May related to: Allergies, immunity frequent contact be people with viruses or other medical conditions. ...Read more

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What do I do if i keep getting sore throats?

Sore throats : Getting sick repeatedly tends to happen to people under a lot of stress. Stress can adversely affect your immune system. It can also happen if you make a big move and get exposed to a lot of new viruses. Other more serious conditions that affect your immune system can cause that, too, so if in doubt you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Why might someone keep getting sore throats?

Why might someone keep getting sore throats?

Sore throats : That is hard to assess without more information. Recurrent sore throat‘s can be related to tonsil problems, acid reflux problems, immune system dysfunction, tobacco abuse, secondhand tobacco exposure, dietary intolerances, allergies, and a multitude of other things.To best help you, more information would be needed. Other than that, you should discuss with an ENT surgeon. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about sore throats. Help?

Sore throats due: To infection could be related to viral, bacterial or fungal infections. 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. ...Read more

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Please explain why does chili help sore throats?

Sore throat : I have never heard about chili helping a sore throat. ...Read more

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What are some sickness that lead to sore throats?

What are some sickness that lead to sore throats?

Many possibilities: Viruses, bacteria (strep, etc.), yeast infections, post-nasal drip, acid reflux and others. ...Read more

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What are some good drinks for colds/sore throats?

Common cold: Ry 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. For anti-inflammatory effect ; mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. ...Read more

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What are some best home remedies for sore throats?

What are some best home remedies for sore throats?

SORE throat suggest: Hydrate, lozenges especially cepacol which has mild anesthetic properties, tylenol, (acetaminophen) advil, throat coat tea are suggestions. Gargle with an Aspirin dissolved in salt water. If fever, large lymph glands, or infected looking tonsils then get culture for strep. ...Read more

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What can cause someone to get regular sore throats?

Sore throats: Uncontrolled gerd can cause sore throats that can be often. You should talk to your doctor about this. ...Read more

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I'm wondering is ginger ale good for treating sore throats?

I'm wondering is ginger ale good for treating sore throats?

Ginger tea: Ginger tea is a remedy for sore throat. 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. Ginger ale can be used for nausea. ...Read more

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What are some quick and effective ways to ease sore throats?

What are some quick and effective ways to ease sore throats?

SORE throat suggest: Hydrate, lozenges especially cepacol which has mild anesthetic properties, tylenol, (acetaminophen) advil, throat coat tea are suggestions. Gargle with warm salt water with a dissolved Aspirin in it. If fever, large lymph glands, or infected looking tonsils then get culture for strep. ...Read more

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Is there evidence showing cold drinks will cause sore throats?

Is there evidence showing cold drinks will cause sore throats?

Unknown to me.: I am not aware that cold drinks cause sore throats. If you share a cold drink with a friend who has an infection - you might catch it. ...Read more

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Need expert advice. What household objects/foods help sore throats?

Tips: 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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What tests would i get for having frequent and long lasting sore throats?

Tests: Your dentist / hygienist can examine your mouth and throat to check all the visible areas to rule out any suspicious tissue changes for oral cancer. If your sore throat is deeper than visible area, your doctor or ENT specialist may use a fine scope to examine. A culture sample may be taken to study what types of organisms, bacteria, fungus, etc. Are present. Please visit and ask your doctor today! ...Read more

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Can a car heater/aircon cause sore throats?

Irritation: It's a good idea to open your car's window when you turn on your heater/ac as it allows potentially irritating substances in the car to dissipate out the windows before you start inhaling them. Some of these compounds include potential carcinogenic hydrocarbons as well as other particles. Infectious agents have been found in a/c units but it is the germs in the car itself that cause colds, etc. ...Read more

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Can popcorn have anything to do with sore throats?

Not to my knowledge: I have no evidence to share that pop corn has anything to do with sore throats. ...Read more

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Can you tell me a good drink to help with sore throats?

Sore throat: 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 of laryngitis. * try adding 2 tsp of slippery elm bark to 1 cup of hot water (steep for at least 5 minutes in a covered teapot). Drink this as needed to relieve pain or a few times per day. ...Read more

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Can fluxotine cause sore throats, been on them for 6 weeks?

Can fluxotine cause sore throats, been on them for 6 weeks?

No, not usually: Tobacco use is more likely than Fluoxetine to cause sore throats. ...Read more