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How To Get Rid Of A Saw Throat
Acid or infection: Possible causes of a sour throat are acid reflux especially if it is after meals or when laying down. A chronic tonsil or throat infection can also cause a sour taste. Suggest avoiding alcohol, caffeine, fatty and spicy foods, and no eating 3-4 hours before laying down along with otc antacids such as Prilosec . If no better after a month then may need antibiotic trial. ...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
Throat burn: As long as you can swallow without too much discomfort, i wouldn't be too worried. It may take a few days, but it should go back to normal, quickly. If you have any trouble getting food/liquids down or if you have trouble breathing, go to the emergency room immediately. ...Read more
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
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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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