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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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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?

That's 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?

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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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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Is cranberry juice good for a sore throat?

Is cranberry juice good for a sore throat?

No: It won't make it get better any faster, but if it feels good, drink it. ...Read more

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

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!
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Juice at night linked to sore throat?

Possibly: Acidity of juice may relax the lower esophageal sphincter, allowing gastric reflux into the esophagus & throat. Try drinking non-acidic beverage (water) to see if symptoms resolve. ...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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I have a sore throat for four days now I don't feel sick it feels like I may have a scratch in there. I been drinking hot tea, orange juice.

I have a sore throat for four days now I don't feel sick it feels like I may have a scratch in there. I been drinking hot tea, orange juice.

Nothing Strong: Tea is ok, however orange juice is too irritating on the tissue. Use something that is more gengle to the tissue. Also you can do 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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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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Is it ok to take aloe vera juice when I am taking alendronic acid once a week. I am having sore throats and think it might be acid reflux.

Is it ok to take aloe vera juice when I am taking alendronic acid once a week. I am having sore throats and think it might be acid reflux.

Yes, however...: Yes, it is safe, but I advise rethinking taking alendronic acid as I believe this drug does more harm than good. It actually increases risk of certain fractures and has many serious side effects. In my experience vitamin k2, vitamin d, boron, strontium and other natural approaches are both far more effective and safer. I advise consulting a holistic md who can advise you on this. See comment:. ...Read more

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Very sore throat after breathing tube from surgery yesterday. Hurts to move throat side to side or drink juice. Any idea on how to heal my throat?

Very sore throat after breathing tube from surgery yesterday. Hurts to move throat side to side or drink juice. Any idea on how to heal my throat?

Time: This should soothe with time. You can help it along with cool liquids and topical treatments like lozenges and throat sprays. If it's still sore after 3 days, go to your primary care provider or a local ENT. Most juices are somewhat acidic so they may make things worse. ...Read more

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How can I help a sore throat without medicine?

Sore throat: There are quite a few things that can be done for sore throats short of an rx. The first and easiest thing to do is gargle. Most people find gargling with a warm salt water is effective. You can take vitamins with antioxidant properties, like vit c and e. Some herbal teas have been helpful, like camomile, lemon and honey. Even chicken soup has shown benefit. Increasing fluid intake, too. ...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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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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Will a gargle help a sore throat?

Will a gargle help a sore throat?

Helps it feel better: If sore throat is from a common virus, gargling will certainly make it feel better in the short term. Yes, your probably killing a whole bunch of germs (virus or bacteria) when you gargle but they come back (multiply) pretty darn fast. So don't gargle to get rid of a sore throat faster, gargle cause it makes you feel better for a few minutes. ...Read more

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What can help a sore throat in a child?

See doctor: You can try to give child tylenol (acetaminophen) liquid /chewables, Motrin liquid/tab depend on child weight, suck on popsicles, drink plenty of fluids in addition to see doctor for proper evaluation. ...Read more

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What will help a sore throat after I got food poisoning?

Sore throat?: It depends if u have infection u need. Antibiotic, therefore it may be better to see your PCP. ...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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Does bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) help a sore throat?

Most sore throats: Are viral. Shouldn't take antibiotics without an indication. Antibiotics treat bacterial infections. Get evaluated for strep throat if you have significant issue. ...Read more

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What is commonly used to help a sore throat?

What is commonly used to help a sore throat?

Decrease symptoms: 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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Help please! What drinks and foods help a sore throat?

Ginger tea: 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. ...Read more

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