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How To Get Rid Of A Saw Throat
Had multiple chest xrays and CT of chest with contrast. Still having difficulty breathing and feel like thick phlegm stuck in throat that I can't get rid of. Saw ENT as well. Could it still be lung cancer?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Morning sore throats usually from reflux so take antacid before bed, sleep with head elevated, no food or drink 3-4 hrs before sleep. Or mouth breathing so try humidifier by bedside and improving nasal airway. Or allergy as most things pollinate early am so could try antihistamine but make sure it's one that doesn't dry out too much. ...Read more
Be patient: If it is a true cold (viral throat infection) there isn't much you can do, except for treat the symptoms while your body fights the infection. Stay well hydrated, take lots of vitamin C and Zinc, take decongestants, cough suppressants, and fever/pain meds as needed. Typically these last for 5-7 days. ...Read more
Snot: Body produces up pint more mucous day as protective mechanism. When becomes thick- tacky causes congestion nose throat. Saline1/2 tsp salt to 8oz water, gargle frequently spit out. Cleanses throat. Also gimger root- shred 2 tsp put in cup. Add bioiling water. Cover 15-20 min. Strain. Add 2 tsp homey and 2 tsp lemon juice, gargle swallow. Use good cough drops. Average person makes 16000 gal snot in. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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