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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

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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Need a quick remedy to get rid of runny nose, sore throat and watery eyes. Need to get better fast?

Need a quick remedy to get rid of runny nose, sore throat and watery eyes. Need to get better fast?

Cold remedies: Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a netti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...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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Are there any home remedies that will get rid of a sore throat?

Are there any home remedies that will 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 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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What to do if I have a sore throat is viral and very hard to get rid of. Any home remedies?

What to do if I have a sore throat is viral and very hard to get rid of. Any home remedies?

2 options: Make tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve throat pain. Consider adding 2 tsp of slippery elm bark to 1 cup of hot water (steep for at least 5 minutes in a covered teapot). Drink this as needed to relieve pain or a few times per day. Slippery elm bark lozenges are helpful. ...Read more

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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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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 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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Throat Pain (Definition)

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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