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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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Which is the best cold and sore throat remedy that works fast?

Which is the best cold and sore throat remedy that works fast?

Remedies: 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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Help please! is drinking cola really a sore throat remedy?

Help please! is drinking cola really a sore throat remedy?

I wouldn't: Personally use it that way. I have seen people on websites say it is an expectorant if you gargle with it & that it dissipates a sore throat. But I have also known people to experience burning in their throats. Saltwater gargles are very helpful. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle with this several times a day. You can gargle with aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. ...Read more

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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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Sore throat remedy? Its been 2 i got the sore throat due to cough for less than 24hrs. Now. It's painful to talk and do coughing.

Sore throat remedy? Its been 2 i got the sore throat due to cough for less than 24hrs. Now. It's painful to talk and do coughing.

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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Tips of sore throat remedies?

Tips of sore throat remedies?

Sor Throat: Sore throats can be from infections, allergies, gerd, tonsullitis, etc. See your doctor for a possible referral to an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Can you offer any sore throat remedies?

Can you offer any sore throat remedies?

Sore Throat: Sore throat can be caused by a lot of different things from simple irritation of something you breathe or eat to infection. If it's persistent you should see your doctor for evaluation. Some non-prescription ways to help sore throat include increasing fluid intake, using anti-oxidant vitamins like vitamin c. You can gargle with salt water, warm is usually best. Chicken soup has even helped. ...Read more

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What are some sore throat remedies from home?

What are some sore throat remedies from home?

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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Are there any good, easy sore throat remedies?

Are there any good, easy sore throat remedies?

Yes: Over the counter anti-inflamatory drugs such as Ibuprofen can help with reducing the swelling. Most sore throats are caused by post nasal drip, so taking something like sudafed can stop the post nasal drip and stop the irritation. I also find warm fluids (like warm milk) help sooth the throat. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the best sore throat remedies?

Doctors, what are the best sore throat remedies?

Comfort measures: Assuming you don't have a lot of other symptoms, the following may help: gargling with warm water with salt (1/4 teaspoon in 8 ounces); sore throat lozenges such as cepacol; sore throat spray such as chloraseptic; a teaspoon of honey as needed; and pain reliever such as Acetaminophen (tylenol). If your sore throat is accompanied by other significant symptoms, please seek medical attention. ...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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Viral Pharyngitis (Definition)

A sore throat is discomfort, pain, or scratchiness in the throat. A sore throat often makes ...Read more