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Is there a good sore throat remedy or helpful tips and tricks to get rid of it?

Is there a good sore throat remedy or helpful tips and tricks to get rid of it?

Old treatment below: Here's an old one we were told in the 70's - combine liquid Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with liquid maalox, mix 1 teaspoon of each together, gargle for 1 minute, then spit out. Keep them refrigerated, it seems to work better that way. ...Read more

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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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Is there a good way to get rid of/sooth a sore throat?

Is there a good way to get rid of/sooth 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 several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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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 (acetaminophen) 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

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Please describe a good way to try and cure a sore throat?

Please describe a good way to try and cure a sore throat?

Cure?: 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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Is there a good way to get rid of/quell a common cold and bad throat in 24 hours?

Is there a good way to get rid of/quell a common cold and bad throat in 24 hours?

It runs it's course.: 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! get medical >. ...Read more

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Can you please recommend some effective natural means for getting rid of a sore throat and cough?

Can you please recommend some effective natural means for getting rid of a sore throat and 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. ...Read more

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What are good remedies for a cold? Is sweating, really a way to get rid of it faster?

What are good remedies for a cold? Is sweating, really a way to get rid of it faster?

No sweat treatment: For a cold the treatment is for the symptoms . If you ache or hurt, try Acetaminophen or an anti inflammatory if your doctor allows . If you have a stuffy nose you can try afrin. You can inhale steam to help open the nasal passages and provide comfort . You can eat chicken noodle soup, popsicles for sore throat. It takes time to recover but these steps can help you feel better quicker. ...Read more

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What is a good way to help get rid of a headache under/behind the eyebrow? At home help.

What is a good way to help get rid of a headache under/behind the eyebrow? At home help.

If this is: NOT one of MANY headaches of this type ('Cluster Headache") treat it the same way you treat any headache! Extra Strength Tylenol (acetaminophen)... ice pack over the eyebrow and finally try heating pad in the back of your head/upper neck. Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Is there a way to get rid of a cold / sore throat fast?

Is there a way to get rid of a cold / sore throat fast?

Sleep helps: Most colds and sore throats are caused by viruses and your body will fight it off. Get a good nights sleep as that will impact your immune system immediately if you dont get a good nights sleep. Some infections need antibiotics so check with your doctor is it gets worse or doesnt improve in a few days. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to get rid of a sore throat in a night?

What are the best ways to get rid of a sore throat in a night?

Sleep study: Check whether u are snoring - can cause sore throat at night. To relieve pain u can use intenzyme forte cost $15 with biotic research good enzymatic pain killer. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of a sore throat? How can I get rid of a sore throat in best possible way?What are the doctor's recommendations? .

What is the best way to get rid of a sore throat? How can I get rid of a sore throat in best possible way?What are the doctor's recommendations?

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Old or New Way: The usual way is to take liquid medicine or cough drops designed for the throat. The old way is to gargle with peroxide, the new way is to gargle with Chlorhexidine gluconate (brand name = Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) and needs an rx from your physician or dentist). ...Read more

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Is there a way to get rid of a bacterial vaginal infection without a doctor? Like any home remedies? Fast and easy or long and hard? U need help!

Is there a way to get rid of a bacterial vaginal infection without a doctor? Like any home remedies? Fast and easy or long and hard? U need help!

Antibiotics: First you have to make sure by getting a vaginal test that it is bacterial infection, if it is picking an infection you have to finish appropriate antibiotic course. ...Read more

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Are there any good home remedies to help a sore throat fell and get better quickly?

Home remedy: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a streph throat test. 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. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Pour boiling water over thinly sliced >>. ...Read more

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What is the top/fastest way to get rid of a sore throat please help!?

What is the top/fastest way to get rid of a sore throat please help!?

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 several times a day. Ginger w honey helps. ...Read more

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What is the best ways to get rid of a sore throat:(?

What is the best ways to get rid of a sore throat:(?

Help w 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

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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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What is the fastest way to get rid of a sore throat and a cold coming on. Thanks so much?

Symptomatic relief: Viral uris are not treatable with specific medications. Rest, stay hydrated and relieve symptoms with otc meds and the illness will run its course. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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What are some easy tips or steps how to get rid of a sore on tonsil?

What are some easy tips or steps how to get rid of a sore on tonsil?

Water Pick?: If it is just a white clump or spot on your tonsil and it doesnt hurt, then usually that is food trapped in a tonsillar crypt or cave (this is called a tonsil stone). This can be cleaned with a water pick or q tip. If it hurts, or appears to get bigger in size..See your physician as it might be an infectious cause. ...Read more

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