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Does lemon juice help a sore throat?

Does lemon juice help a sore throat?

Lemon juice helps: Generally, lemon juice increase salivation and may help moisten or lubricate an irritated throat. Most commonly, chronic sore throats are dry or irritated. Mouth breathing and acid reflux are two very common causes of sore throat. ...Read more

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Does honey help with itching throat?

Does honey help with itching throat?

Sometimes: Warm water mixed with a bit of lemon juice and honey works in many cases. When it doesn't, viscous xylocaine (lidocaine) syrup, diluted and gargled, is effective (prescription needed). ...Read more

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Can pickle juice help ease a sore throat?

Can pickle juice help ease a sore throat?

Try salt water gargl: If your throat is very inflamed then I am concerned that the acidic nature of pickle juice will actually irritate your throat more. Try warm salt water gargles, humidification, topical benzocaine sprays or viscous lidocaine. Feel better! ...Read more

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Chamomile tea with honey and lemon, gargling with water and salt, but nothing helps my sore throat?

Chamomile tea with honey and lemon, gargling with water and salt, but nothing helps my sore throat?

Eval: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a streph throat test. Consider making tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve throat pain. ...Read more

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Does popsicles help in itchy throat??

Give it a try: Popsicles are not a medication. These will not do any harm, so give it a try to see if it helps. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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How cone aloe vera and manuka honey make my sore throat worse?

How cone aloe vera and manuka honey make my sore throat worse?

Throat: if you have a bacterial infection those things can make it feel worse. Similarly if youre not sick and have acid reflux, they can make it worse ...Read more

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How does gargling salt water help treat a sore throat?

 How does gargling salt water help treat a sore throat?

Symptomatic relief: Warm water gargles loosens the muscles of the throat and make it easier to swallow. It does not address the cause of sore throat. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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How does gargling with warm salt water help a sore throat?

How does gargling with warm salt water help a sore throat?

Soothing: It is likely that the salt draws out some of the fluid in the inflamed tissues, therefore decreasing swelling. ...Read more

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Can warm liquid drinks help a sore throat?

Can warm liquid drinks help a sore throat?

Some: 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. 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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Does the dried orange skin chinese medication help with sore throats?

Does the dried orange skin chinese medication help with sore throats?

Dried Orange Peel: Is one ingredient used in mixtures with traditional chinese medicine. Although this may help with sore throats, 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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Do warm liquid drinks help a sore throat?

Do warm liquid drinks help a sore throat?

Sometimes: They can remove dried mucus and moisturize the area. Consider honey as well. ...Read more

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Why is tea with lemon and honey recommended while treating a sore throat?

Mainly: TEA = Tannic acid a natural "mucolytic" (dissolves mucous) LEMON and HONEY the honey SOOTHES the inflamed throat (Mainly it makes the TEA TASTE BETTER Hope this helps! BE WELL Dr Z ...Read more

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Can halls honey-lemon help if i got strep throat?

Can halls honey-lemon help if i got strep throat?

Can help: Halls typically has menthol in its ingredients which can relieve some of the pain of the strep throat. It would not be the full treatment for a bacterial strep throat, which may include antibiotic treatment along with pain relief. ...Read more

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Might green tea help my headache sore throat and runny nose?

Might green tea help my headache sore throat and runny nose?

Possibly: The tea might soothe your throat. The steam from the hot tea and the fluid may also help loosen mucous. Chicken soup has also been known to help. ...Read more

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Can sparkling cider soothe a sore throat?

Can sparkling cider soothe a sore throat?

Apple Cider Vinegar: One folk remedy for sore throats is to gargle with a mix of 1 - 2 tsp of apple cider vinegar in 1 glass of water up to once an hour. It is imperative that you swish water in your mouth after gargling – otherwise the vinegar will erode the enamel of your teeth. I can not vouch for how well this does or does not work. Just passing an old remedy along. ...Read more

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Does soy and chill sauces effect sore throat? Can I use these sauces while my throat is sore

Pharyngitis: You can eat anything you want if you can tolerate it. If your throat is sore, however, the potential irritating effect of materials will be heightened. ...Read more

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Does honey help with flu and cold ?

Does honey help with flu and cold ?

Some help.: Honey doesn't cure a cold or flu, but it can help soothe a sore throat if that is one of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Do honey and warm water clear up bad sore throat?

For significant: Sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test / culture. 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. Pour boiling water over thinly sliced ginger. Steep. ...Read more

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Why is tea with lemon and honey recommended while treating a sore throat?

Mainly: TEA = Tannic acid a natural "mucolytic" (dissolves mucous) LEMON and HONEY the honey SOOTHES the inflamed throat (Mainly it makes the TEA TASTE BETTER Hope this helps! BE WELL Dr Z ...Read more

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Chamomile tea with honey and lemon, gargling with water and salt, but nothing helps my sore throat?

Eval: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a streph throat test. Consider making tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve throat pain. ...Read more

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Does lemon juice help a sore throat?

Lemon juice helps: Generally, lemon juice increase salivation and may help moisten or lubricate an irritated throat. Most commonly, chronic sore throats are dry or irritated. Mouth breathing and acid reflux are two very common causes of sore throat. ...Read more

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If you drink straight real lemon juice when you have a sore throat, will it help?

If you drink straight real lemon juice when you have a sore throat, will it help?

Thats a bit: Aggressive. Adding honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea is often used for a sore throat. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. ...Read more

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Is it true that orange juice and lemon juice are good for cold and sore throat? If yes, don't sour drinks cause irritation to the throat?

Food Myths: The only benefit is the cooling these drinks may offer the inflamed throat. There would be no other specific health benefits for a cold or sore throat. ...Read more

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Do honey and warm water clear up bad sore throat?

For significant: Sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test / culture. 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. Pour boiling water over thinly sliced ginger. Steep. ...Read more

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Is true that honey is harmful to children under one year? Because when my daughter was sick a nurse told me g honey 4 sore throat i and i did.

Is true that honey is harmful to children under one year? Because when my daughter was sick  a nurse  told me g honey 4 sore throat i and i did.

Sometimes: The most at risk are young infants. Their digestive system is immature & susceptible to this problem. Honey can contain botulism spores that will mature in the baby gut & begin to form the botulinum toxin that can cause muscle weakness, lethargy & interfere with breathing. After they turn a year old this has not been a problem. ...Read more

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Can honey cured sore throat? Im having a bad sore throat . Whats the best solution

Can honey cured sore throat? Im having a bad sore throat . Whats the best solution

Honey can: help symptoms, but will not cure your sore throat. You should see your doctor, because it could be strep throat, or something even more serious such as abscess. ...Read more

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How cone aloe vera and manuka honey make my sore throat worse?

Throat: if you have a bacterial infection those things can make it feel worse. Similarly if youre not sick and have acid reflux, they can make it worse ...Read more

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I have a bad sore throat (no white spots) & 100.2, fever, no congestion. How do I zap this fast? Honey & cinnamon? And how long am i contagious?

I have a bad sore throat (no white spots)  & 100.2, fever, no congestion. How do I zap this fast? Honey & cinnamon?  And how long am i contagious?

Sore throat: It is best to see a doctor. They can determine if a rapid strep test is needed. If it is strep throat, it can be treated with antibiotics. If it is viral there is no way to zap it fast. Also, influenza may be considered. Honey and cinnamon will not zap it fast, but it will be delicious. You are contagious as long as you have symptoms. ...Read more

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My throat is very sore and hurts to swallow. My tonsils are inflamed. Honey helps and cough drops don't. What can I do to get rid of my sore throat?

My throat is very sore and hurts to swallow. My tonsils are inflamed. Honey helps and cough drops don't. What can I do to get rid of my sore throat?

Might be strep: throat, so get to a doctor as soon as possible, because you might need to take antibiotics. If you have trouble opening your mouth, it might mean that you have an abscess, a real emergency. ...Read more

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What's good for a sore throat? I have apple cider vinegar, organic honey, salt, chamomile tea, eggs & rum.

Honey and Tea: If you have honey at home, you might want to try mixing honey and fresh lemon juice in some warm water and sip. Alcohol should be avoided since it is dehydrating. While there is certainly nothing wrong with chamomile tea, peppermint or licorice tea may be more comforting. Apple cider vinegar may well be irritate the throat unless diluted significantly. ...Read more

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