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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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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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Any advice on how to get rid of a sore throat quickly?

Any advice on how to get rid of a sore throat quickly?

Sore throat: One of the easiest things to try is gargling with salt water. This may or may not be effective, depending on the underlying cause. If you have allergy symptoms of running nose, watery itchy eyes, try an anti-histamine. If you have having fevers and chills and the throat is red, you should probably be evaluated from possible infection that may require something different. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a sore throat fast?

How to get rid of a sore throat fast?

Sx relief: 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 to get rid of a sore thoart?

How to get rid of a sore thoart?

Salt water gargle : Salt water gargle and lozenge use. I recommend a vitamin c lozenge with is soothing and may help the soft tissues resist the virus. Numbing lozenges like chloraseptic/cepacol or even halls can help. You can alternate between a soothing hard candy and a numbing lozenge for best relief. ...Read more

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How to get rid of strep throat without medication?

How to get rid of strep throat without medication?

Playing the odds: You can always play the odds and see what happens.Like the folk in the early 1900s.They also had strep & it passed.However, about 1/200 developed 1of 3 patterns of complications.The brain thing, chorea, put some in mental hospitals.The kidney thing led to sudden kidney failure that some did not survive.The heart thing ate up heart valves and left many weak for the remainder of a short life.Treat it. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a sore throat overnight?

How to get rid of a sore throat overnight?

Self-care: If you have just started getting the sore throat, drink lots of fluids and take an inbuprofen. Rest, chill out, be quiet. Some people find salt water gargle to be helpful. See your doctor of symptoms worsen or you develop a high fever or significant trouble swallowing. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of a scratchy throat?

How can you  get rid of a scratchy  throat?

Ponaris: Ponaris is a nasal decongestant drop that is available otc and consists of pine oil, eucalyptus oil, menthol and other things that open the nose and drain down to soothe the throat. See your physician for further evaluation if this doesn't help. ...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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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 to get rid of sore throat?

How to get rid of sore throat?

Depends: The cause of the sore throat is the defining feature here. If it strep throat, antibiotics; if viral, time will help; if due to other sources, it depends upon what they are. You can gargle with saline or local anesthetic combinations available otc, but this depends upon how badly your throat hurts. Good luck, . ...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 (chlorhexidine gluconate) and needs an rx from your physician or dentist). ...Read more

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How can I most quickly get rid of a canker sore without buying medicine?

How can I most quickly get rid of a canker sore without buying medicine?

Wait a week: If you treat it, it will go away in about a week. If you don't treat it, it will go away in about 7 days. ...Read more

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What's the best ways to get rid of a sore throat?

What's the best ways to get rid of a sore throat?

Cause?: If it is something like step throat, antibiotics will get rid of the infection and if tolerated ibuprofen. If it is allergic, avoid the trigger and treat the allergy. If you have a cold, keep hydrated, run a humidifier and try sore throat spays and pain meds such as Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen . With all eat cool soft foods or eat ice cream or popsicles that will act as a local analgesic. ...Read more

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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 (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Your Dr can order you a ...Read more

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How to get rid of a cold sore quick?

How to get rid of a cold sore quick?

Not fast: Your doctor can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation w lysine 1, 000mg orally 3x a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your dermatologist can also provide laser treatments. ...Read more

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How can I most quickly get rid of a sore throat?

How can I most quickly get rid of a sore throat?

Sx relief only: 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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How do get rid of sore throat without prescriptions?

How do get rid of sore throat without prescriptions?

Sore throat: The simple answer is that you just wait it out. 99.9% of sore throats will go away by themselves, even strep. We do, however, recommend treating strep with antibiotics. A simple score will tell you if you need to: if you have 3 or 4 of the following, you should be treated: fever 102; enlarge tender lymph glands; significant pus on your tonsils; and no cough. If you have only 2, get a strep test. ...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/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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How would I get rid of a scratchy throat?

Scratchy Throat: Consider making 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. See below. ...Read more

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