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Is there a good way to get rid of your cough and sore throat over night?

Is there a good way to get rid of your cough and sore throat over night?

No cure, reduce sxs.: 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 or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Try ginger w honey. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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Most effective approachess to get rid of a sore throat/ cough?

Most effective approachess to get rid of a sore throat/ cough?

Remedies: Rest, hydrate well with water & stay far, far away from cigarette smoke. You can keep mucosa moist with a humidifier. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Slippery elm bark lozenges are another option. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. ...Read more

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I've had a sore throat and cough along with other cold symptoms for about 3 weeks. What can I do to get rid of it?

I've had a sore throat and cough along with other cold symptoms for about 3 weeks. What can I do to get rid of it?

See a doctor: Since you've had the symptoms for 3 weeks you need to see a doctor to get a diagnosis and see what treatment is needed. At this point there is probably no OTC medication that will help. ...Read more

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Hi! i have this sore throat for about 6 days now and cough grey phlegm once or twice a day. i smoke light cigarettes. what should do to get rid of 'em?

Hi! i have this sore throat for about 6 days now and cough grey phlegm once or twice a day. i smoke light cigarettes. what should do to get rid of 'em?

Bronchitis: I understand your concern. Grey phlem is likely due to cigarette smoking and air pollution , it can also be due to or Marijuana smoking. See the Physician if coughing affects your sleep and day time functioning, difficulty in swallowing or fever. See Therapist to understand and resolve your feelings of worry, fear, sadness, hurt, resentment for which you may be smoking; plan to decrease smoking ...Read more

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Since friday my nose has been completely blocked, i got a sore throat and a bad cough. How to i get rid of all these symptoms?

Since friday my nose has been completely blocked, i got a sore throat and a bad cough. How to i get rid of all these symptoms?

URI: If you only have the above symptoms, you can take over the counter cough and cold medications, bed rest, hydration. See your primary care doctor if not better in 1 week or if you have additional symptoms like fever, headache etc. ...Read more

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My throat is very sore and hurts to swallow. My tonsils are inflamed. Honey helps and cough drops don't. What can I do to get rid of my sore throat?

My throat is very sore and hurts to swallow. My tonsils are inflamed. Honey helps and cough drops don't. What can I do to get rid of my sore throat?

Might be strep: throat, so get to a doctor as soon as possible, because you might need to take antibiotics. If you have trouble opening your mouth, it might mean that you have an abscess, a real emergency. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of my sore throat, cough, pain when swallowing food, and ear ache?

How do I get rid of my sore throat, cough, pain when swallowing food, and ear ache?

Sounds like a virus: Time, rest, fluids, and patience will generally resolve thtese symptoms. If they persist, then it might be worth a visit to your doctor, but these are both incredibly common and entirely self-limited. Treat pain with Acetaminophen or motrin, and try some warm tea for soothing your sore thorat. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a sore throat due to cough, feeling cold, stuffy nose, slight headache, body ache, and fatigue?

How can I get rid of a sore throat due to cough, feeling cold, stuffy nose, slight headache, body ache, and fatigue?

Take care of you.: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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I've been having symptoms of coughing sore throat body aches for 5 days and dayquil is not working. What OTC should I take to get rid of it?

I've been having symptoms of coughing sore throat body aches for 5 days and dayquil is not working. What OTC should I take to get rid of it?

Should get better: By the time you read this it will probably be resolving. If not, you might want to pay a visit to your family physician. ...Read more

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Help I have a sore throat! what's the best thing to get rid of it asap?

Help I have a sore throat! what's the best thing to get rid of it asap?

See a doctor ASAP: Impossible to diagnose with so little info and no ability to examine you. Go see your physician or dentist right away for help figuring out what is going on and how to treat it. ...Read more

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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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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