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Please explain who has a good home remedy for sore throat and coughing?

Please explain who has a good home remedy for sore throat and coughing?

Home remedies: Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Hydrate well. Consider using a warm air vaporizer. Mix several teaspoons of honey into herbal tea with a squeeze of lemon juice. Or make 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 coughing. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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Please describe a good home remedy for sore throat, cough and sinus congestion?

Please describe a good home remedy for sore throat, cough and sinus congestion?

Remedies: 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 are home remedies that will help with a sore throat and cough?

What are home remedies that will help with a sore throat and cough?

Hot liquids.: Many things are used commonly. Hot salt water gargles, hot tea with honey. Otc preps like chloraseptic ( a numbing medication) or guaifanesin ( an expectorant) plus or minus dm ( a cough suppressant). ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for a bad cough/sore throat other than cough drops and salt water?

What are some home remedies for a bad cough/sore throat other than cough drops and salt water?

My favorite: My favorite is a classic "hot toddy." specifically I use a camomile tea with honey, lemon juice and either rum or whiskey (about half-a-shot). The choice of spirits is up to you. The point is to drink a warm liquid that will relax you and open up your airways. (adult only for alcohol, however, lemon, honey, and tea can be used alone for those abstaining or kids.). ...Read more

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What's the cure for dry cough and vocal and talking hoarseness and sore throat. Why does it happen to singers and what's the home remedy cure for it?

What's the cure for dry cough and vocal and talking  hoarseness and sore throat. Why does it happen to singers and what's the home remedy  cure for it?

Vocal chord strain: Vocal chord strain requires rest soothing beverages antiinflammatories and proper warmup and vocal exercises. It's basically like a sports injury. Singers are not immune to allergies and post nasal drip, viral pharyngitis or strep throat and if over exerted may be more likely to have a sore throat. If dysphagia or odynophagia present see md. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for sore throat and cough?

Is there any treatment for sore throat and cough?

Agree w Dr Pascolini: 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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Have sore throat rough cough.What household remedy can I use?

Have sore throat rough cough.What household remedy can I use?

There are some: If you are a smoker or ever were a smoker you may require antibiotic, otherwise chamomile tea is very good as well as tea made from marshmallow root that you can get from herbal or health food store, gargle with salt water- one tablespoon of salt to glass of warm water, otc Robitussin (guaifenesin) just plain without cough suppressant is good to make cough more productive and less rough and shorten the duration. ...Read more

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What can I do to take care of and remedy a cough, sore throat, and stopped up nose?

Cold symptoms: Ther are many otc medications that you can use to help relieve your symptoms. Decongestants can help your stuffy nose, dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant, and Ibuprofen can help with your sore throat. Feel better. ...Read more

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What are considered the best cough drop/lozenge or any other remedy for coughing and sore throat?

Depends on how sever: The over the counter cepacol or halls have a soothing quality, however, cough syrups such as Robitussin (guaifenesin) have a cough suppressant that helps decrease the drive for your cough. In addition if you have a lot of phlegm you may want to use musinex. ...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


Dr. William Culviner
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Throat Pain (Definition)

Throat pain is any tenderness or discomfort in the throat. This may be caused by bacterial or viral infections, or any kind of damage to the ...Read more