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How to treat sore throat?

How to treat sore throat?

Depends: Depends on the cause of the sore throats. If. Viral. Then rest hydrate. If bacterial you will need antibiotic as well as resting and hydration. See your doctor ...Read more

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How to treat a sore throat?

How to treat a sore throat?

Sore throat TLC: Gargle with salt water. Drink tea with honey. Suck on popsicles. Take something to relieve pain like Acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Lots of chicken soup and tlc. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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How to treat a sore throat?

How to treat a sore throat?

Sore throat : there are many causes of sore throat. The most common is post nasal drip. You can try an over the counter nasal steroid like Flonase and see how you are doing. If your sore throat is due to infection, you would have fevers and chills and maybe some pain with swallowing. You may also have tonsil patches of exudates which would also signify infection and the need to see a doctor. Good luck ! ...Read more

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How to cure sore throat?

How to cure sore throat?

Sore throat: 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 helpful. Mix a 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 amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read more

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How to cure sore throat?

How to cure sore throat?

Doctor can evaluate: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or mild flu (antibiotics are not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away in a day or two (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) can decrease throat pain, for 1-2 days. ...Read more

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How can I treat sore throat?

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How can I treat sore throat?

Depends on cause: Most cases are due to a viral infection, in which case you need a pain killer such as Ibuprofen or naproxen. ...Read more

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How can I treat strep throat?

How can I treat strep throat?

If verified- treat: The majority of sore throats are viruses, but if you have verified strep you should have it treated with an antibiotic. Symptoms may improve in a day or two without treatment, but complications would still be possible without proper treatment. ...Read more

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How to relieve sore throat?

Home remedies: I agree with dr. Kwok. Saltwater gargles help. Mix a tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle with this several times a day. You can gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. A mixture of chamomile tea with honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice is good. Pour boiling water over thinly sliced organic ginger. Steep for at least five minutes in a covered pot. Add 2 to 3 tbs of honey. Sip. ...Read more

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How to treat a sore thoat fast?

How to treat a sore thoat fast?

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 can I treat a sore throat?

How can I treat a sore throat?

Find the reason: And then the treatment. A sore throat caused by viral infection — the most common cause — usually lasts five to seven days and doesn't require medical treatment. If your sore throat is caused by a bacterial infection, your doctor will prescribe a course of antibiotics. According to mayo clinic. ...Read more

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How to heal sore throat?

How to heal sore throat?

It depends: Many sore throats are viral and will go away without treatment. Gargle with warm salt water several times a day and eat ice cream or drink cold drinks for comfort. You can find some lozenges that will numb the throat but they will also numb the tongue, which some people don't like. If you also have a fever, headache, bad breath, or swollen glands in your neck, you should be checked. ...Read more

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How do you treat a sore throat?

How do you treat a sore throat?

Honey: 1 tablespoon of warm honey every 4 hours helps soothe the throat. Salt water gargles can be helpful too. ...Read more

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How to treat a raw throat?

How to treat a raw throat?

Raw throat: 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. ...Read more

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How to self treat strep throat?

How to self treat strep throat?

Self treatment: First you have to have access to culture material to make the diagnosis. Second, you have to have access to antibiotics. Then again, you can use symptomatic care by gargling with any variety of substances, take either Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain and hope that you dont develop acute rheumatic fever, glomerulonephritis, or chorea in three to four weeks. ...Read more

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How to treat my itchy throat?

How to treat my itchy throat?

Options: Saltwater gargles are helpful. Mix a 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 amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat strep throat?

What can I do to treat strep throat?

Antibiotics: Untreated strep throat can lead to serious complications. Complications can include infection of middle ear, sinuses, tonsils, skin & blood; scarlet fever, inflammation of the kidney (glomerulonephritis) & eventually rheumatic fever. Please see your physician for strep test/ culture. If strep +, you will need antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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How to treat terrible strep throat symptoms?

How to treat terrible strep throat symptoms?

Strep throat: Along with antibiotics you can take Ibuprofen and gargle with warm watersalt solution. ...Read more

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How to soothe a sore throat.?

How to soothe a sore throat.?

Sore throat: Most sore throats are viral and must go its course, but may be strep which should be treated with antibiotics. A teaspoon of salt in a glass of warm water and then gargle may be soothing. A sore throat which persists beyond 5-7 days should prompt a visit to the doctor. ...Read more

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How to cure strep throat?

How to cure strep throat?

Two steps: Step one: proper diagnosis= quick strep test with high accuracy step two: take your medicine on schedule you will not be contagous after 24hrs on meds but you need to finish them. Comfort measures including ibuprofen, throat sprays or lossenges can also help. ...Read more

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How can you cure a sore throat?

How can you cure a sore throat?

Tips: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a streph throat test. If you have streph throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future compications. 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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