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How can I get rid of a sore throat?

How can I get rid of a sore throat?

Pharyngitis: The cause must be determined first. This may be a symptom of reflux disease and not infection. A trial of otc Prilosec for 6 weeks may be worth trying. ...Read more

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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


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How can I get rid of a sore throat fast?

How can I get rid of a sore throat fast?

Improve symptoms: 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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How can I get rid of a sore throat instantly?

How can I get rid of a sore throat instantly?

No lasting, instant: relief. 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. For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test / culture. Consider Tylenol or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Your Dr can order you a ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a sore throat/tonsilolliths?

Salt water: You can start by gargling 1/2 tsp salt in 1/2 cup water, three times for 20 seconds. If not improving you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of a sore throat? How can I get rid of a sore throat in best possible way?What are the doctor's recommendations? .

What is the best way to get rid of a sore throat? How can I get rid of a sore throat in best possible way?What are the doctor's recommendations?

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Old or New Way: 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 and needs an rx from your physician or dentist). ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a sore throat and a mild runny nose?

How can I get rid of a sore throat and a mild runny nose?

Sore throat: To treat a symptom effectively, first you need to find out what is causing it. If your symptoms are due to bacterial infection you will need appropriate antibiotic, if viral then just supportive care and rest and if allergy then antihistamines and decongestants. Consult your doctor for proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a sore throat and swollen tonsils and glands?

How can I get rid of a sore throat and swollen tonsils and glands?

Sore Throat: Viral sore throats usualy clear up on thier own within a few days. If your symptoms are severe or last longer see your doctor for poosible cultures and antibiotics. If this is frequent you should consult an ENT doc to discuss further options. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a sore throat due to cough, feeling cold, stuffy nose, slight headache, body ache, and fatigue?

How can I get rid of a sore throat due to cough, feeling cold, stuffy nose, slight headache, body ache, and fatigue?

Take care of you.: 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 & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a painful sore throat fast ?

Decrease symptoms: 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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How can I get rid of sore throat?

How can I get rid of sore throat?

Antibacterial gargle: Gargle with listerine without alcohol several times per day. Use a saline nose spray. If not better in a few days see your doctor. ...Read more

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Throat Pain (Definition)

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