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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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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...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 to get rid of sore throat quickly?

How to get rid of sore throat quickly?

Supportive care: The best thing to get over a sore throat quickly is following the basics that parents are always suggesting: good sleep, hydration, good hand washing, and pain relief (throat lozenges as needed). If it does not resolve after a week, you should follow up with your doctor to make sure it is nothing more concerning. ...Read more

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How to get rid of sore throat and swollen gland?

How to get rid of sore throat and swollen gland?

Support immune syste: Try salt water gargles twice daily, increase fluids to the amount of ounces = to half your weight in pounds, make sure you are getting adequate sleep to restore your immune system (7.5-8 hours/night). You can also add vitamin c and zinc to your regimen to support immune system. Most often the cause is viral and unless symptoms persist, i would not recommend antibiotics. ...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 phelgm in my throat?

How to get rid of phelgm in my throat?

Cough: The coughing mechanism is used to expel from the lungs and trachea as well as the back of your throat the mucus and debris to your mouth. Then you can either spit it out or swallow it. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of sore throat?

How can I get rid of sore throat?

Antibacterial gargle: Gargle with listerine without alcohol several times per day. Use a saline nose spray. If not better in a few days see your doctor. ...Read more

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How to get rid of dry and itchy throat?

How to get rid of dry and itchy throat?

Dry itchy throat: Find out why. Is your bedroom low of humidity? Are you allergic to something. Perhaps you have a sick building syndrome at work or home. Perhaps someone could cleans you air ducts or an air filter would help. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a persistent itchy throat and cough?

How do you get rid of a persistent itchy throat and cough?

Identify trigger: Coughing may be related to itching of the throat. While an antihistamine may decrease the itching, the best long term approach would be to see an allergist to perform testing to identify the trigger. ...Read more

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How to get rid of swollen throats?

Swollen throat: Hello, this condition of throat swelling needs to be evaluated by your doctor to determine the cause. Is it infectious? Could it be an allergic process? Hypertrophic tonsils? Each condition would require a different treatment. ...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 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 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 a fever, mild headache, and sore throat?

How to get rid of a fever, mild headache, and sore throat?

Treat symptoms: Sounds as if you have a mild viral infection, and bed rest, fluids, Aspirin or Acetaminophen (tylenol, etc.) may help. If things get worse see your doctor because a more serious problem may be developing. Have you been around others with similar symptoms? Do you have children, are they in day care? Hope you get better and feel well soon. ...Read more

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How to get rid of sore throat super quick?

How to get rid of sore throat super quick?

Cause?: If you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider & get a strep throat test & culture. Saltwater gargles are very helpful. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle with this several times a day. You can gargle with aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mixture of chamomile tea with honey & a small amount of lemon juice is good. ...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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What's the best way to get rid of a sore throat and runny nose?

What's the best way to get rid of a sore throat and runny nose?

Depends: Sounds like a viral infection and thus only time would get rid of it. Most colds from a virus go away after 7 to 10 days if not sooner. If the sore throat is bothersome, otc sore throat products may help. For the runny nose, if too bothersome, ask your doctor to prescribe a nasal spray for you to try. ...Read more

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How to get rid of bad coughs and wheezing?

How to get rid of bad coughs and wheezing?

Need exam: See your doctor for an evaluation. That is the best way to find out what is going on. ...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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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