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What are some ways to make a sore throat feel better?

What are some ways to make a sore throat feel better?

Sx relief: 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

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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Can drinking liquor make my sore throat feel better?

Can drinking liquor make my sore throat feel better?

No: It is not a good idea todrink liquor for sore throat but gargles with warm salt water, suck on popsicles to help with pain, or chloraseptic otc ...Read more

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I have a sore throat what makes it feel better ?

I have a sore throat what makes it feel better ?

Throat lozenge?: Simple things like gargling, throat lozenges are a good start. If its more painful, maybe some pain medication like tylenol (acetaminophen)? If its really bad, we need to figure out the underlying cause and perhaps treat that. ...Read more

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I got Sore throat, what should I do to feel better sooon?

Depends: You can gargle with salt water, aloe solution, and other OTC products designed to ease the discomfort. You could also get tested to be sure this is not Strep throat and you do not need an antibiotic to prevent acute rheumatic fever. Check with your family doctor. ...Read more

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How can I make my baby’s sore throat and cough feel better?

How can I make my baby’s sore throat and cough feel better?

Fluids&Humidificatio: Cough and cold medicines have been found to be ineffective and potentially harmful in young children and infants. ...Read more

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My eleven old has high fevers and sore throat, how can I make him feel better?

My eleven old has high fevers and sore throat, how can I make him feel better?

See the doctor.: It sounds like he needs to go to the doctor. High fever and sore throat could be just a common virus, but it also could be strep (which needs to be treated with antibiotics) or influenza (which may also need treatment). Depending on his temperature, he might need to be seen today. ...Read more

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How can I feel better from having fevers, sore throat, cold and headaches for 3 days?

How can I feel better from having fevers, sore throat, cold and headaches for 3 days?

Strep culture /test.: 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 & asmall amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – acetaminophen/ nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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I have sore throat, weakness and a mild fever. It is quite bad yesterday but today it seem to have subsided. What can I do to feel better?

I have sore throat, weakness and a mild fever. It is quite bad yesterday but today it seem to have subsided. What can I do to feel better?

URI: Sounds like a viral illness, but you should probably get a strep screen to make sure this is not strep throat. Otherwise, use otc meds to manage symptoms, drink lots of fluids and stay and rest in bed until this resolves. Hope you feel better soon. ...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