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How To Get Rid Of Blisters In Your Throat
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 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
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 more
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
Depends on the cause: Depends on what is causing the hoarseness. Hoarseness is a broad definition of an abnormality in voice quality. If it persists beyond 4 weeks, you should request an evaluation by an otolaryngologist (ENT) physician. ...Read more
Many supplements can help treat a sore throat. Good choices include propolis, pellargonium sidoides, andrographis & gargling with colloidal silver.
Homeopathy can help as well. See http://www.Umm.Edu/altmed/articles/pharyngitis-000129.Htm for advice on homeopathy & herbs & see http://altmedicine.About.Com/od/healthconditionsdisease/a/sore_throat.Htm for more on herbs. ...Read more
Antibiotics: Because of potentially serious complications, such as heart, kidney and joint complications among others, you need antibiotics!call your doctor or take them if prescribed. ...Read more
It depends on the cause/how far back in the throat/general health/smoking habits/oral habits
if the cause was mechanical, then it should heal on its own in a few days...Gargling with a mild salt water may help.
There are many systemic diseases that can cause/result in an ulcerations in the mouth/throat...See your doc immediately if it doesn't resolve in a few days. ...Read more
Sip water: Frequently, use biotene products or similar to help with the dryness. Consult your physician or dentist to find out the cause and be treated appropriately. ...Read more
LPR: Laryngopharyngeal reflux (lpr) causes burning of the throat. You start with dietary change. Reduce or eliminate foods that are spicy, greasy, carbonated, alcohol, caffeine, tomato, citrus, chocolate and mints. Also, pharmaceutical treatment options including antacids, h2 blockers (like zantac, (ranitidine) tagamet, axid) or proton-pump inhibitors. It is advisable to have this checked to make sure that's it. ...Read more
Further evaluation: This requires further evaluation. Are we talking about tonsils in the throat, prominent salivary glands under the jaw or perhaps lymph node swelling in the neck? Please see your doctor. ...Read more
Throat ulcer: Usually ulcers which although quite annoying and painful, are self limited and resolve on their own in 10 to 14 days. If recurrent they should be evaluated. If sexually active, an std (herpes, syphilis, should be considered) and must be tested. Unfortunately, supportive care often prescribed for 'simple' ulcers (salves, creams, rinses, lotions, etc) is of little benefit. ...Read more
Outside of stopping: smoking, you mean? The answer to that is not much. Cough drops etc will have some soothing effect for a while, but the only thing that will help it truly is giving up putting poisonous smoke into your body, which not only makes it itchy, but causes emphysema, bronchitis, heart attack, stroke, cancer and many many other equally unpleasant things. Your body is giving you a message, listen to it. ...Read more
Thick mucus: See your doctor so he can culture the material and institute treatment if necessary. ...Read more
Tonsilliths : The pus pockets in the tonsils are related to crypts in the tonsil that fill with food them get infected and filled with pus. You can try a water pik device used for the gums and point it on the tonsils. Use a low setting like 2 or 3 to get used to the pressure. If this does not work, you will need the tonsils to be removed. Removing the tonsils solves the problem. It is painful though. ...Read more
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.
Pour boiling water over thinly sliced ginger. Steep 5 min. in a covered pot. Add 2 to 3 tbs honey & sip. Try Thyme tea. ...Read more
Salt water gargle: Two or three times a day gargle with warm salt water should sooth your throat. ...Read more