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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 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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My throat has been hurting i don't have a fever but I have a stuffy nose what can I do to get rid of the sore throat.? Anyway what do I have also.?

My throat has been hurting i don't have a fever but I have a stuffy nose what can I do to get rid of the sore throat.? Anyway what do I have also.?

Tips: F you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider & get a strep throat test & culture. 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. >. ...Read more

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My throat is very sore and hurts to swallow. My tonsils are inflamed. Honey helps and cough drops don't. What can I do to get rid of my sore throat?

My throat is very sore and hurts to swallow. My tonsils are inflamed. Honey helps and cough drops don't. What can I do to get rid of my sore throat?

Might be strep: throat, so get to a doctor as soon as possible, because you might need to take antibiotics. If you have trouble opening your mouth, it might mean that you have an abscess, a real emergency. ...Read more

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What can i do to get rid of sore itchy throat? i am taking zithromax and used warm salt and apple cider vinegar water

What can i do to get rid of sore itchy throat? i am taking zithromax and used warm salt and apple cider vinegar water

No great way: I suspect the problem is likely viral but the itching part points to allergy. Thus we need to ascertain whether the throat is itchy or sore since the causes are vastly different. If itchy, try oral antihistamine, if sore try OTC analgesic lozenges. ...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 do I do to get rid of a sore throat super duper fast?

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

Depends on cause: Viral sore throats last a couple days, infectious sore throat may not get better until the infection is treated, sore throat from cancer lasts until treated. For first few days try cepacol lozenge, throatcoat tea with honey, tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil , an Aspirin dissolved in a glass of water which is gargled. If not better after a couple days then see md. ...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 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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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

Dr. William Culviner
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Throat Pain (Definition)

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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