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Sore Throat Gargle
What is better for strep or a sore throat.... Gargle with warm salt water or warm baking soda water? I tried diluted poroxide water, too much foam.
Peroxide best: I recommend half- strength peroxide to my patients. Instead of gargling take half a mouthful and lean back and swish the solution for a minute or two before spitting it out. Repeat 2 additional times. Peroxide has antiseptic properties which is helpful during an infection. ...Read more
Sore throat feels like a pimple on the back of my tongue used sore throat gargle(betadine) on the right side its painfull when i swallow?
Can i take my 5 avelox HCl 400 mg tablets? I am bringing up yellow phlegm. I have a sore throat, gargled salt water and took tylenol (acetaminophen) still feel sick?
See pcp: Before starting quinalones, they , don't help strep infection. Antibiotics in viral infection rarely help unless secondary infection has set in! ...Read more
See a doctor ASAP: This is grossly abnormal and needs thorough investigation. Go and see your PCP and if they cannot get to the root of this they may refer you to an ENT specialist. Good luck. ...Read more
Woke up w/ sore throat so i gargled with salt water. There's a little blood in the mucus from the back of my throat. Is this normal?
Yes.: I would say that in context that you don't have more symptoms that stated. The mucous dries up the very superficial (to the surface) blood vessels in the back of the nose and the throat that they pop and cause some blood that people can taste on waking up. Take care of the sore throat and enjoy your turkey. ...Read more
Hi, I have a really sore throat and after I gargled with salt water and spat it out, there was also blood. Why/what is this?
Probably.: Salt water draws excess fluid from inflamed tissues in the throat, making them hurt less. It also loosens thick mucus, which can remove irritants like allergens, bacteria and fungi from the throat. An anti-inflammatory like Ibuprofen will help to decrease the inflammation further. ...Read more
Helps it feel better: If sore throat is from a common virus, gargling will certainly make it feel better in the short term. Yes, your probably killing a whole bunch of germs (virus or bacteria) when you gargle but they come back (multiply) pretty darn fast. So don't gargle to get rid of a sore throat faster, gargle cause it makes you feel better for a few minutes. ...Read more
I have a sore throat that feels like a tickle. I keep coughing but can't clear it. Gargling hurts!?
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