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Why is it recommended to drink soup while treating a sore throat?

 Why is it recommended to drink soup while treating a sore throat?

The HEAT of the soup: helps the PAIN of a sore throat

The Salt in the soup is like a gargle and OF COURSE ANYONE WILL TELL YOU

If it's CHICKEN SOUP it CURES the COLD causing the sore throat!

Hope this helps/BE WELL
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Why is it recommended to avoid spicy food while treating a sore throat?

 Why is it recommended to avoid spicy food while treating a sore throat?

By whom?: Spicy food will sting the throat more during inflammation, but it will not alter the course of infection. ...Read more

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Why is it recommended to use a humidifier while treating a sore throat?

 Why is it recommended to use a humidifier while treating a sore throat?

Depends: During breathing,air approaches 100% humidity to easily pass oxygen into our lungs. It does that by extracting moisture from the nasal/oral airway on it's way in and loses some moisture on the way out.Dry air itself can cause a sore throat, so using a humidifier can help reduce the drying effect this has on your airway.It is more important in dry arid areas than moist humid ones. ...Read more

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Why is tea with lemon and honey recommended while treating a sore throat?

 Why is tea with lemon and honey recommended while treating a sore throat?

Mainly: TEA = Tannic acid a natural "mucolytic" (dissolves mucous)
LEMON and HONEY the honey SOOTHES the inflamed throat (Mainly it makes the TEA TASTE BETTER

Hope this helps!
BE WELL
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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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I have sore throat?

I have sore throat?

Many possibilities: This could be from a viral or bacterial infection, from sleeping with your mouth open, and breathing through it so that it dehydrates. If you are concerned that this may be strep throat and need treatment, see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have sore throat?

I have sore throat?

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 a doctor if a sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). A couple days of throat lozenges and acetaminophen can decrease pain. ...Read more

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Sore throat systoms?

Sore throat systoms?

What to do.: If you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Saltwater gargles are helpful. Mix a 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 amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat?

I have a sore throat?

Doctor can check: 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 throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease throat pain. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat?

I have a sore throat?

Doctor can check: 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). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease pain. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat?

I have 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 or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: Mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Can gargle with Aloe Vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat?

I have a sore throat?

Doctor can check: 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 throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol or Motrin can help decrease symptoms. ...Read more

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Sore throat with pain?

Sore throat with pain?

Maybe antibiotics: Sore throat can be caused by virus or bacteria. I would recommend that you see a doctor and get a rapid strep and culture. If it is strep, you will need a prescription for an antibiotic. In the meantime there are lots of soothing otc lozenges for relief of pain. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin also help with the pain. ...Read more

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How to heal sore throat?

How to heal sore throat?

It depends: Many sore throats are viral and will go away without treatment. Gargle with warm salt water several times a day and eat ice cream or drink cold drinks for comfort. You can find some lozenges that will numb the throat but they will also numb the tongue, which some people don't like. If you also have a fever, headache, bad breath, or swollen glands in your neck, you should be checked. ...Read more

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How to cure sore throat?

How to cure sore throat?

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 decrease throat pain, for 1-2 days. ...Read more

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Sore throat. What to do?

Sore throat. What to do?

Sore throat: Greetings. This is one of those questions that my knee jerk response would be to say, "take Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen and call me in the morning. " A sore throat could come from a a number of causes. But with the information you shared, I'd say try a pain relief medication and if it worsens or begins to worry you then seek further care in an ER or your doctor's office. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to cure sore throat?

How to cure sore throat?

Sore throat: If you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Saltwater gargles are helpful. Mix a 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 amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read more

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Sore throat medications?

OTC pain meds: Many people think in terms of a gargle but Ibuprofen is pretty good at pain relief & should help your throat. Tylenol (acetaminophen) comes in a liquid for people who's sore throat makes it hard to swallow pills. ...Read more

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What helps a sore throat?

What helps a sore throat?

Depends: Knowing the cause of the symptom will direct the type of treatment needed. For example: a viral upper respiratory infection - otc analgesics; bacterial infection - antibiotics; reflux - reflux dietary changes ± meds. Recommend medical evaluation to determine cause to dictate treatment. ...Read more

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Sore throat for 2 months?

Sore throat for 2 months?

Sore throat: See ENT ear nose and throat doctorr. ...Read more

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What to do by Sore throat?

What to do by Sore throat?

Doctor can check: 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). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease pain. ...Read more

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Sore throat on right side?

Sore throat on right side?

Have it checked out: How long? Fevers? Tiredness? Swallowing problems? Breathing problems? Trouble opening your mouth? Hot potato voice?

A one-sided throat problem if you are having the problems above, can be a sign of a peritonsillar abscess (pus behind the tonsil) that would need to be treated by a doctor.

Other one-sided throat problems occur, check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Sore throat home remedies?

Sore throat home remedies?

Many: You can goggle with salt dissolved in warm water, Aspirin dissolved in warm water, drink tea with honey, chicken soup, zinc supplements have been shown to decrease the duration of a cold if you have one, etc. However, if you have a strep throat, home remedies would be a mistake as strep throat can sometimes lead to heart damage. Have a sore throat evaluated to make sure it is not strep. ...Read more

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How to relieve sore throat?

Home remedies: I agree with dr. Kwok. Saltwater gargles help. Mix a tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle with this several times a day. You can gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. A mixture of chamomile tea with honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice is good. Pour boiling water over thinly sliced organic ginger. Steep for at least five minutes in a covered pot. Add 2 to 3 tbs of honey. Sip. ...Read more

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Whats good for sore throat?

Hydrogen peroxide : You might try gargling with hydrogen peroxide rinse (. ...Read more

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How to help my sore throat?

How to help my 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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Had sore throat for 2 weeks?

Sore throat: If you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Saltwater gargles are helpful. Mix a 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 amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read more

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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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