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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sore Throat (Overview)

A sore throat is discomfort, pain, or scratchiness in the throat. A sore throat often makes it painful to swallow.


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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sore Throat (Overview)

A sore throat is discomfort, pain, or scratchiness in the throat. A sore throat often makes it painful to swallow.


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Hi recently got tested for cbc, in that test got high lymphocytes count4.22; range 1.0-3.0. What does that mean? Have sore throat for 5 months.Help

Hi recently got tested for cbc, in that test got high lymphocytes count4.22; range 1.0-3.0. What does that mean? Have sore throat for 5 months.Help

Need for evaluation: Your lymphocyte count is high and needs investigation, including a detailed history, physical examination and may be additional tests. Sore throat for five months is too long without seeing a doctor. Please consult your doctor and consult this site for possible causes of lymphocytosis. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/lymphocytosis/my00360. ...Read more

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Treating a Sore Throat (Tip)

Treating a Sore Throat

3% Hydrogen peroxide gargles help ease a sore throat fast. ...See more

Dr. William Forsythe
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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Stay hydrated
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Drink warm or cold fluids, whatever feels better
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Try acetaminophen or ibuprofen to relieve symptoms
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Avoid spicy or acidic foods
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Dr. Ziad Akl
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How can I treat sore throat?

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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Dr. Michael Sparacino
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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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Dr. William Forsythe
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Treating a Sore Throat (Tip)

Treating a Sore Throat

If you had a tonsillectomy, your chances of getting strep throat are very little. ...See more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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I'm wondering is ginger ale good for treating sore throats?

I'm wondering is ginger ale good for treating sore throats?

Ginger tea: Ginger tea is a remedy for sore throat. Boil freshly sliced, peeled ginger root in water until the tea is tan. Add 3 tbsp of honey. Sip to help relieve sore throat pain and to accelerate healing. Ginger ale can be used for nausea. ...Read more

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Treating a Sore Throat (Tip)

Treating a Sore Throat

A white coating on the tonsils does not mean you have strep throat.A test can only determine this. ...See 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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Throat Pain (Definition)

Throat pain is any tenderness or discomfort in the throat. This may be caused by bacterial or viral infections, or any kind of damage to the ...Read more


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