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What can I do to get rid of a sore throat?

What can I do to get rid of a sore throat?

Sore throat remedy: Gargle with salt water. Drink tea with honey. Suck on popsicles. Take something to relieve pain like Acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Lots of chicken soup and tlc. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read 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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What can I do to get rid of a cold sore bump?

What can I do to get rid of a cold sore bump?

Your doctor can : Prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite cold sore healing. It can reduce healing time by 1/2. Studies also show regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation w lysine 1, 000mg orally 3x a day at the onset, can hasten healing. Your dermatologist can provide laser treatments. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid if a sore throat?

What can I do to get rid if a sore throat?

Multiple ways: I agree with dr. Fowler's ideas about throat cultures and salt water -- and am adding a few. Slippery elm lozenges can help, such as thayer's -- or also this can be combined with elderberry ; zinc in other preparations. It can be found in throat comfort tea. Licorice lozenges also -- licorice (dgl if hypertension is a worry) is soothing to mucus membranes. Sage throat spray can be helpful too. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of a scratchy throat fast?

What can I do to get rid of a scratchy throat fast?

Remedies: 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. A mixture of chamomile tea with honey ; a small amount 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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What do I do to get rid of a sore throat fast?

What do I do to get rid of a sore throat fast?

Sore throat: Almost half of all sore throats are viral, and therefore little in the way of antibiotics. Sometimes early intervention with antivirals (tamiflu) interrupts the course of true influenza, but this is the exception, not the rule. Most viral disease must run its course. For the garden variety sore throat, lozenges, inspiration of moist mentholated steam vapor, rest, and plenty of fluids helps. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of a cold sore fast?

What can I do to get rid of a cold sore fast?

Not fast : Your doctor can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation w lysine 1, 000mg orally 3x a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your dermatologist can also provide laser treatments. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of a cold sore fast!?

Cold sores: Your doctor can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite cold sore healing. It can reduce healing time by 1/2. Studies also show regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation w lysine 1, 000mg orally 3x a day at the onset, can hasten healing. Your dermatologist can provide laser treatments. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of a stuffynose?

What can I do to get rid of a stuffynose?

Depends on cause: If your stuffiness is due to an allergy you must either remove yourself from the cause (dog or cat fur, pollen, mold, mites for example) or suppress the bodies reaction to it with prescription or non-prescription meds. Don't use sprays like afrin (oxymetazoline) more than once a day because tolerance develops quickly to these sprays. Occasionally polyps or growths on the lining of the airways develop. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a sore throat?

How do you get rid of a sore throat?

You usually don't: In most cases you just wait it out while sucking on throat lozenges. The main exception is strep throat which should be treated to prevent rare complications. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of an itchy throat?

What can I do to get rid of an itchy throat?

Antihistamines: Antihistamines are very effective at helping relieve itching. The newer antihistamines such as claritin, zyrtec, allegra, xyzal, and Clarinex have less side effects than Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and the other older ones. If itching worsens or there is associated swelling, see an allergist. They are uniquely qualified to find the cause so maybe you won't need to take medications. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a sore throat?

How do I get rid of a sore throat?

Sore throat: Please go to a nearby Pharmacy and they will advise you as the best Medicine to control your sore throat. You won't need a prescription for this. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a sore throat?

How can I get rid of a sore throat?

Pharyngitis: The cause must be determined first. This may be a symptom of reflux disease and not infection. A trial of otc Prilosec for 6 weeks may be worth trying. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of a sore throat and a stuffy nose?

What do I do to get rid of a sore throat and a stuffy nose?

Sore throat : Sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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How to get rid of a sore thoart?

How to get rid of a sore thoart?

Salt water gargle : Salt water gargle and lozenge use. I recommend a vitamin c lozenge with is soothing and may help the soft tissues resist the virus. Numbing lozenges like chloraseptic/cepacol or even halls can help. You can alternate between a soothing hard candy and a numbing lozenge for best relief. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of a chesty cough?

What can I do to get rid of a chesty cough?

Diagnose first...: If this is an acute cough, it is probably due to acute bronchitis caused by either a viral or bacterial infection. A viral infection will run its course but a bacterial infection may require antibiotic therapy. Your doctor can diagnose and treat this. If the cough is chronic, etiologies include bronchospasm from any cause including chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, gerd, post-nasal drip. See doc. ...Read more

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Need to get rid of sore throat now! what can I do?

Need to get rid of sore throat now! what can I do?

SORE throat suggest: Hydrate, lozenges especially cepacol which has mild anesthetic properties, tylenol, (acetaminophen) advil, throat coat tea are suggestions. If fever, large lymph glands, or infected looking tonsils then get culture for strep. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of a sinus ache?

What can I do to get rid of a sinus ache?

Sinus pressure: Hello, daily sinus pressure may point to an underlying blockage or narrowing of the sinus outflow tracts. I often recommend a 10 day course of ibuprophen with faring nasal spray for 5 days only. If you are able to take the ibuprophen, the anti-inflammatory properties will help reduce the swelling in these narrow drainage pathways. Saline nasal spray may also help. ...Read more

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What should I do to get rid of a canker sore?

What should I do to get rid of a canker sore?

Licorice: Licorice has been used since ancient times to treat canker sores in the mouth. Also, small studies show it can be effective when used as a mouthwash -- 50-75% improvement in 1 day. http://tinyurl.com/kr9aeau sucking on dgl lozenges may work also. Other studies showed positive results with a dissolving licorice disk placed on the sore. http://tinyurl.com/mdvde3o. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of my sore jaw?

What can I do to get rid of my sore jaw?

See DDS first: Need more information. See your dentist for a differential diagnosis. Possibilities include, TMJ. caries or a need for a medical consultation. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a sore throat/tonsilolliths?

Salt water: You can start by gargling 1/2 tsp salt in 1/2 cup water, three times for 20 seconds. If not improving you should see a doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Viral Pharyngitis (Definition)

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Throat Pain (Definition)

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