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What is commonly used to help a sore throat?

What is commonly used to help a sore throat?

Decrease symptoms: 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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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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Are there any good home remedies to help a sore throat fell and get better quickly?

Are there any good home remedies to help a sore throat fell and get better quickly?

Home remedy: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a streph throat test. 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. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Pour boiling water over thinly sliced >>. ...Read more

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Will a gargle help a sore throat?

Will a gargle help a sore throat?

Helps it feel better: If sore throat is from a common virus, gargling will certainly make it feel better in the short term. Yes, your probably killing a whole bunch of germs (virus or bacteria) when you gargle but they come back (multiply) pretty darn fast. So don't gargle to get rid of a sore throat faster, gargle cause it makes you feel better for a few minutes. ...Read more

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What can help a sore throat in a child?

What can help a sore throat in a child?

See doctor: You can try to give child tylenol (acetaminophen) liquid /chewables, Motrin liquid/tab depend on child weight, suck on popsicles, drink plenty of fluids in addition to see doctor for proper evaluation. ...Read more

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How can I help a sore throat without medicine?

Sore throat: There are quite a few things that can be done for sore throats short of an rx. The first and easiest thing to do is gargle. Most people find gargling with a warm salt water is effective. You can take vitamins with antioxidant properties, like vit c and e. Some herbal teas have been helpful, like camomile, lemon and honey. Even chicken soup has shown benefit. Increasing fluid intake, too. ...Read more

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Help please! what drinks and foods help a sore throat?

Ginger tea: 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. ...Read more

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Do warm liquid drinks help a sore throat?

Sometimes: They can remove dried mucus and moisturize the area. Consider honey as well. ...Read more

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Can warm liquid drinks help a sore throat?

Can warm liquid drinks help a sore throat?

Some: 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. 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. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more

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How does gargling with warm salt water help a sore throat?

How does gargling with warm salt water help a sore throat?

Soothing: It is likely that the salt draws out some of the fluid in the inflamed tissues, therefore decreasing swelling. ...Read more

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