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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 DR Z

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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.

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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.

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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 Dr Z

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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