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What is the best thing to do for a sore throat, and a runny nose? Allergic to codene

What is the best thing to do for a sore throat, and a runny nose? Allergic to codene

Supportive care: If symptoms of sore throat and runny nose have been going on for only a few days, then likely viral cold. Best treatment is rest, drink plenty of fluids, Acetaminophen and even some chicken soup. If worsens, a healthcare provider can swab throat for strep. No need for Codeine medications. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to use to take care of a sore throat etc?

What is the best thing to use to take care of a sore throat etc?

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 several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to give a 20 month old for coughing, cold and a sore throat?

What is the best thing to give a 20 month old for coughing, cold and a sore throat?

Talk to your doctor: The cold medicines that used to be on the shelves for infants and toddlers have been taken away. Best treatment is patience for the illness to run it's course, simple feeding (not much rich or spicy food) and Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen (tylenol) for fever, sore throat and general achiness. Keep clear liquids going for hydration. Cold things like popsicles can help the sore throat. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat! What's the best thing to get rid of it asap?

I have a sore throat! What's the best thing to get rid of it asap?

Won't fix faster: 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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Help I have a sore throat! What's the best thing to get rid of it asap?

Help I have a sore throat! What's the best thing to get rid of it asap?

See a doctor ASAP: Impossible to diagnose with so little info and no ability to examine you. Go see your physician or dentist right away for help figuring out what is going on and how to treat it. ...Read more

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What's the best thing to take for a sore throat it hurts so bad to swallow?

Sore throat: Garggle with salt and water, tea with honey helps, if it continues see your doctor you may have an infection. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat and difficulty swallowing what's the best thing to do?

I have a sore throat and difficulty swallowing what's the best thing to do?

Supportive care: Supportive care for a sore throat would generally consist of using over the counter pain relievers such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen (available in tablets or liquid form-check the children's section) and cool soft fluids and foods. Prolonged or progressive symptoms should be evaluated in a medical facility (primary care provider). ...Read more

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What's the best for sore throat?

What's the best for 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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What is the best way to cure a sore throat?

What is the best way to cure a sore throat?

Sore Throat: For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test & culture. Antibiotics are imperative for Strep Throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix 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 amt of lemon juice helps. ...Read more

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What is the best way to solve a sore throat?

What is the best way to solve a sore throat?

Drink cold fluid: You have a sore throat. Try drinking cold fluid to help ease pain. Not alcohol. If you have strep throat it can be tested easily and treated with antibiotics. If it is from post nasal drip that can be treated as well. You can gargle with salt water or mouthwash and that helps. Try a cepacol losange. It numbs the area. ...Read more

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What is the best way to soothe a sore throat?

What is the best way to soothe a sore throat?

Sore throat: For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test & culture. Antibiotics are imperative for Strep Throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix 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 amt of lemon juice helps. ...Read more

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What are the best remedies for a sore throat?

What are the best remedies for a sore throat?

Sore throat: For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test & culture. Antibiotics are imperative for Strep Throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix 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 amt of lemon juice helps. ...Read more

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What can be the best way to improve sore throat?

What can be the best way to improve sore throat?

If it's viral: No treatment is need it. It will resolve in 2 weeks.
The good rest and a lots of water is enough to manage sore throat.
If you have a fever or other unusual symptoms see your pcp for investigation and treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best way to take care of a sore throat?

Tips: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a streph throat test. If you have streph throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future compications. 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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What is the best way to help a cold and sore throat pain?

What is the best way to help a cold and sore throat pain?

Cold: Drink plenty of fluids, gargle warm salt water, medications like tylenol, (acetaminophen) Ibuprofen and chloraseptic spray are helpful, get plenty of rest, if symptoms become severe or are not better in a week, see a doctor. ...Read more

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What is the best way to take ease the pain of a sore throat?

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What is the best way to take ease the pain of a sore throat?

Lozenges: There are otc sore throat lozenges that can provide temporary local pain relief to the area. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the best ways to treat a sore throat?

Can you tell me what is the best ways to treat a sore throat?

Check for Fever: Best is to make sure of no fever.
If prolonged see MD for exam and throat culture.
Take no hot foods
Chicken soup
Lemon lime lozenges
Fluids like water
No smoking or alcohol.
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What is the best way to protect against getting a sore throat?

Hygiene: Proper hygiene such as washing your hands frequently, especially when you know someone has a "viral cold." sore throat or pharyngitis usually due to virus. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat a sore throat with home remedies?

What is the best way to treat a sore throat with home remedies?

Sore throat: Home treatment is usually all that is needed for a sore throat caused by a virus. These tips may help you feel better.
Gargle with warm salt water to help reduce swelling and relieve discomfort:
gargle at least once each hour with 1 tsp (5 g) of salt dissolved in 8 fl oz (240 ml) of warm water.
If you have postnasal drip, gargle often to prevent more throat irritation. ...Read more

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I have a constant sore throat what is the best solution to this?

Several: Are you a snorer or mouth breather? This may be the problem. Try to increase the humidityin the room where you live and or sleep. Next, make sure you have good oral hygiene. If you have large tonsils, reddness of the back of the throat or enlarged lymph glands or other symptoms, you should be seen by pcp/ent and examined and tested. Do you have sleep apnea? Any fever with this? Strep test? ...Read more

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I have a bad sore throat. What is the best and fastest way to cure it?

See a doctor: If it strep they can treat it quite effectively. ...Read more

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What's the best cure for a sore throat?

It May Vary: The best cure for a sore throat will depend upon the etiology or what caused the sore throat as well as what symptoms you are experiencing as sore throats may have multiple causes. Your primary physician can provide you with a solution after evaluating you. ...Read more

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What are the best tips to prevent a sore throat?

Prevention: Stay away from people who clearly have upper respiratory tract infections & wash hands thoroughly & often. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the best sore throat remedies?

Comfort measures: Assuming you don't have a lot of other symptoms, the following may help: gargling with warm water with salt (1/4 teaspoon in 8 ounces); sore throat lozenges such as cepacol; sore throat spray such as chloraseptic; a teaspoon of honey as needed; and pain reliever such as Acetaminophen (tylenol). If your sore throat is accompanied by other significant symptoms, please seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the best drinks for a sore throat?

Try these:: 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.
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How do I find what's the best cure for a sore throat?

How do I find what's the best cure for a sore throat?

Findcheck with mirro: Experience with sore throats before.
Try simple things, honey, chicken soap, no smoking or alcohol ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the best ways to cure a sore throat?

Sore throat tx.: 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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Which is the best cold and sore throat remedy that works fast?

Remedies: 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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What are the best tips to reduce sore throat and sore tonsills.?

What are the best tips to reduce sore throat and sore tonsills.?

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 several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what's the best medicine or remedy for severe sore throat?

Remedies: 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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Help please? What is the best numbing medication for a severely sore throat?

Help please? What is the best numbing medication for a severely sore throat?

Magic Mouthwash: You can get a prescription from your doctor for 'magic mouthwash' which has lidocaine. OTC meds work OK - generally chloroseptic spray, ibuprofen, honey/tea. Might need to be checked for infection? ...Read more

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Can honey cured sore throat? I'm having a bad sore throat. What's the best solution

Can honey cured sore throat? I'm having a bad sore throat. What's the best solution

Honey can: Help symptoms, but will not cure your sore throat. You should see your doctor, because it could be strep throat, or something even more serious such as abscess. ...Read more

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What the best cure for sore throat if its viral?

What the best cure for sore throat if its viral?

Sore Throat: Hello, over the counter meds such as Acetaminophen with a decongestant will help you feel better. Rest and liquids will help too. ...Read more

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What's the best ways to get rid of a sore throat?

What's the best ways to get rid of a sore throat?

Cause?: If it is something like step throat, antibiotics will get rid of the infection and if tolerated ibuprofen.
If it is allergic, avoid the trigger and treat the allergy.
If you have a cold, keep hydrated, run a humidifier and try sore throat spays and pain meds such as Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen.
With all eat cool soft foods or eat ice cream or popsicles that will act as a local analgesic. ...Read more

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What is the best ways to get rid of a sore throat: (?

Help w sore throat.: For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Antibiotics are imperative for strep throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix 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 amt of lemon juice helps. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of a sore throat fast?

Viral - bacterial: If it is viral - nature will take it's course. However, gargling with warm salt water can really reduce the discomfort. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications and adequate hydration can also help. If you have swelling please see your doctor for a throat culture. Untreated streph throat can lead to serious health complications later in life. ...Read more

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