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Home remedies for a strep throat and sore throat?

Home remedies for a strep throat and sore throat?

See below.: If you have been diagnosed with a strep test and definitely have strep, please take and complete the course of antibiotics prescribed by your doctor. If you are waiting for a test result or waiting for the antibiotic to start working, you can take acetaminophen or ibuprofen and drink lots of fluids and eat soft foods. If you haven't been seen yet, please do see your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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Doctor recommended home remedy for congestion and sore throat?

Doctor recommended home remedy for congestion and sore throat?

Tips: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & asmall amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – acetaminophen/ nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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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 some home cures for a stuffy nose and sore throat?

What are some home cures for a stuffy nose and sore throat?

Remedies: 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. Neti pot helps. ...Read more

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What are home remedies for a sore throat?

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. ...Read more

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Will lozenges be a good remedy for my sore throat?

May help: I recommend that to a number of my patients, also chloraseptic spray. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for a sore throat?

What are some home remedies for a sore throat?

Warm salt water & T: Gargling with warm salt water can help clean out the mouth and throat. Warm tea with honey and lemon can be soothing. If your symptoms persist for more than a few days or worsen, you should se your doctor. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedy for sore throat and stuffy nose?

Are there any home remedy for sore throat and stuffy nose?

Remedies: Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a netti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect ; mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more

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Are there home remedies for a sore throat?

Are there home remedies for a sore throat?

Yes: F 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 lemon juice is good. ...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 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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Home remedies for sore throat?

Hot liquids.: Hot buttered rum. Hot salt water gargles. Over the counter sprays that contain phenol or Benzocaine lozenges. Some have used cloves for its anesthetic effect. ...Read more

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Any home remedies for a wet cough and runny nose?

Any home remedies for a wet cough and runny nose?

The cause: You need to know the cause before you can treat an illness. Our information suggests that your cough may be from post-nasal drips. Daily saline irrigation 1 to 2 x daily on the nose may reduce the cough. If you are allergic to outdoor allergens, staying in an air-conditioned room during the pollen season may help. Pets may be a problem. No home remedies has been found to be that effective. ...Read more

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Any home remedies for getting rid of a sore throat?

Any home remedies for getting rid of a sore throat?

Remedies: 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. Pour boiling water over thinly sliced >>. ...Read more

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What's the fastest home remedy for a sore throat for singers.?

What's the fastest home remedy for a sore throat for singers.?

Doctor can evaluate: Throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Sore throat lozenges containing an anesthetic can relieve pain temporarily. ...Read more

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Best home remedy for sore throat?

Best home remedy for sore throat?

Saline gargle: Put teaspoon salt in pint of warm water and gargle every several hours. ...Read more

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Can you suggest some home remedies for sore throat and swollen gland?

Can you suggest some home remedies for sore throat and swollen gland?

Tips: 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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I have a mild headache, sore neck, sore throat, nasal congestion, and chills. What's a good OTC medicine to take? Are zinc lozenges effective at all?

I have a mild headache, sore neck, sore throat, nasal congestion, and chills. What's a good OTC medicine to take? Are zinc lozenges effective at all?

See a doctor: Sore throat and neck ache and headaches could be associated with a number of potentially dangerous illnesses that may need antibiotics to treat. See your doctor who may send cultures and prescribe antibiotics if needed. ...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. Heidi Fowler
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Viral Pharyngitis (Definition)

A sore throat is discomfort, pain, or scratchiness in the throat. A sore throat often makes ...Read more