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Is there a good sore throat remedy or helpful tips and tricks to get rid of it?

Is there a good sore throat remedy or helpful tips and tricks to get rid of it?

Old treatment below: Here's an old one we were told in the 70's - combine liquid Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with liquid maalox, mix 1 teaspoon of each together, gargle for 1 minute, then spit out. Keep them refrigerated, it seems to work better that way. ...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


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Need a quick remedy to get rid of runny nose, sore throat and watery eyes. Need to get better fast?

Need a quick remedy to get rid of runny nose, sore throat and watery eyes. Need to get better fast?

Cold 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 any home remedies that will get rid of a sore throat?

Are there any home remedies that will get rid of a sore throat?

Sore throat: 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 to do if I have a sore throat is viral and very hard to get rid of. Any home remedies?

What to do if I have a sore throat is viral and very hard to get rid of. Any home remedies?

2 options: 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 throat pain. Consider adding 2 tsp of slippery elm bark to 1 cup of hot water (steep for at least 5 minutes in a covered teapot). Drink this as needed to relieve pain or a few times per day. Slippery elm bark lozenges are helpful. ...Read more

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Is itchy, sore throat (w/ coughs) normally accompanied by warm sensation around neck?Had sore throats bfore w/o warm sensation.Home remedies/treatment?

Is itchy, sore throat (w/ coughs) normally accompanied by warm sensation around neck?Had sore throats bfore w/o warm sensation.Home remedies/treatment?

Itchy sore throat: Your complaint may be due to a post nasal drip, allergies or sinus problems. However, it is always best to get a throat culture to rule out a strep throat. Home remedies may be salt water rinses. Or saline nose drops depending on cause. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a sore throat?

How to get rid of a sore throat?

Sore throat: 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 with Aloe Vera juice twice a day. gargle several times a day. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a sore throat?

How do I get rid of a sore throat?

Sore throat: Please go to a nearby Pharmacy and they will advise you as the best Medicine to control your sore throat. You won't need a prescription for this. ...Read more

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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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How do you get rid of a sore throat?

How do you get rid of a sore throat?

You usually don't: In most cases you just wait it out while sucking on throat lozenges. The main exception is strep throat which should be treated to prevent rare complications. ...Read more

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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


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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