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Does drinking beer make a sore throat worse?

Does drinking beer make a sore throat worse?

No: Drinking a "normal" amount of beer, such as one or two servings, should not make a sore throat worse. That means the reason one's sore throat is feeling worse would not be from his or her beer. ...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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How cone aloe vera and manuka honey make my sore throat worse?

How cone aloe vera and manuka honey make my sore throat worse?

Throat: If you have a bacterial infection those things can make it feel worse. Similarly if you're not sick and have acid reflux, they can make it worse ...Read more

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How can I stop a sore throat from getting worse?

How can I stop a sore throat from getting worse?

Sore throat: 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. ...Read more

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How can I stop a sore throat from getting worse.?

How can I stop a sore throat from getting worse.?

Might not be able to: 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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I have a sore throat. Wil oily food make it worse?

I have a sore throat. Wil oily food make it worse?

Doubtful: Although some health food sites suggest that fatty foods may inhibit your immune system, even if this were remotely accurate it should not hurt your sore throat. ...Read more

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How can I stop a sore throat before it gets worse?

How can I stop a sore throat before it gets worse?

Sore throat: 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. ...Read more

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Is there any way to stop a slightly sore throat from developing into something worse?

Is there any way to stop a slightly sore throat from developing into something worse?

Decongestants: Many time the irritation in your throat is from post nasal drip. Try a decongestant. ...Read more

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I've had a sore throat that's continuing to get worse, no matter what I try. What should I do?

I've had a sore throat that's continuing to get worse, no matter what I try. What should I do?

See your medical Dr.: You should most likely see your medical doctor. You may have something else going on. Antibiotic may be necessary. ...Read more

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I feel a cold coming on, sore throat etc., is there anything I can do to keep it from getting worse?

Zinc: Taking zinc tablets at the first sign of a cold will help. A common one is Zincam but other generic brands are avilable. ...Read more

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I woke up with a random sore throat that has persisted for two days. Will it get worse if I take cold showers?

I woke up with a random sore throat that has persisted for two days. Will it get worse if I take cold showers?

No but why do it?: You probably have a viral pharyngitis. A cold shower won't make it worse but it will certainly not help. Unless you live in a very warm tropical climate why not take a warm shower? ...Read more

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I woke up with a random sore throat that has persisted for 2 days now. Will it get worse if I take cold showers?

Sore throat: Many causes most infection related. Not all. Cool shower can drop body temperature and effect mucocilliary activity in chest. May encourage infection in chest. Rare. ...Read more

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I had a sore throat about 3 weeks ago and it got better but still but sore and now today it's got worse, wot could it be?

Count the ways: Sore throats have many causes. Dry mouth is an often overlooked cause. Viral infections are common causes, they can accompany other cold symptoms or have just sore throat and some fatigue. Strep bacterial infection is another. Acid reflux, and reaction to acid and spicy food are also causes. With infectious causes household contacts can pass disease around. Handwashing reduces this greatly. ...Read more

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What can help slightly irritated sore throat before it gets worse?

What can help slightly irritated sore throat before it gets worse?

Try: Gargling with warm salut water. If that doesn't work try gargling with chloraseptic but your mouth will feel nimb ...Read more

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How do you stop a sore throat from getting worse help its killing?

How do you stop a sore throat from getting worse help its killing?

Ibuprofen: Ibuprofen and salt water gargles usually help. If pain is still severe see a doc to see if you need antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have LPR and related sore throat that seems to get worse in the afternoons. Is there a logical explanation for it?

I have LPR and related sore throat that seems to get worse in the afternoons. Is there a logical explanation for it?

Acidity: May be that after eating a heavy meal you produce excess acid try some liquid antacids and Omeprazole ...Read more

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What causes sore throat? I woke up this morning with one and got worse as the day wore on. And then I started to cough a little.

What causes sore throat? I woke up this morning with one and got worse as the day wore on. And then I started to cough a little.

Dr. Can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually 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 quickly (mainly to check for strep). A couple days of throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) can lessen pain. ...Read more

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Woke up with a itchy & partially sore throat yesterday but it felt better at bedtime. Today sore throat is worse and nothing is relieving it.

Woke up with a itchy & partially sore throat yesterday but it felt better at bedtime. Today sore throat is worse and nothing is relieving it.

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 temporarily decrease throat pain. ...Read more

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Started with a sore throat, moved to a cough, now very chesty and some production. Worse in the morning and night. 10 days old. Just a cold? Or more?

Started with a sore throat, moved to a cough, now very chesty and some production. Worse in the morning and night. 10 days old. Just a cold? Or more?

Possibly more....: 10 days is pretty long for a common cold. If your are coughing up colored phlegm or having colored nasal discharge you may have a sino-bronchial syndrome: basically, sinusitis with bronchitis. I suggest a medical examination, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. ...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


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Throat Pain (Definition)

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