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What Should I Take For A Sore Throat
Remedy: 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 ginger. Steep 5 min. In a covered pot. Add 2 to 3 tbs honey & sip. Try thyme tea. Consider making tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 min). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve sxs. ...Read more
See doctor: It is possible that you have strep throat, and this should be treated if you test positive or look clinically as if that is the diagnosis. This may be several other things besides that, but very few of them will have the potential for severe complications like rheumatic fever that strep throat does. ...Read more
What to do: 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
Sore throat: If you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider & get a streph 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
Sore throat: First you need to make sure you don't have serious infection needing Antibiotics treatment, therefore if you have fever, chills I suggest that you see a doctor, Otherwise you can use salt water to gurgle, cepacol lozenges if no improvement then see a provider. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Rest, fluids: Neti pot if you're congested. If you don't have ulcers or other health problems then Ibuprofen works well for throat pain. If it's dry in your home, try a humidifier. Rest, fluids, take it easy. If you start getting bad throat pain and fever, someone should look at your throat. Hope you feel better soon. Be sure you wash your hands often to keep others safe and cover your mouth when coughing. ...Read more
Antihistamines: A sinus infection is usually treated with antibiotics prescribed by a physician if they are bacterial in origin. Treatment is usually symptomatic. Antihistaminics like zyrtec, Claritin, (loratadine) allegra... can help with drainage, saline flushes can help clear up the congestion and zinc lozenges or chloraseptic sprays can help ease the pain of the sore throat. No improvement? See PCP. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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. ...Read more
Over the counter: There are a variety of combination "flu" otc meds that can help. Ask yourself which one of your symptoms are the most troublesome and look for combination that best will treat those symptoms. Believe it or not your local pharmacist can often point you into the right direction. Just ask nicely at the counter :). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptomatic Rx: Most sore throats are viral pharyngitis. Check to see that you don't have an exudate on your pharynx or tonsils or enlarged lymph nodes near the angle of your jaws which could suggest need for a strep throat test. Viral pharyngitis should resolve without treatment in a few days. Take some over the counter throat lozenges and tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain relief. Antibiotics are not needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on the cause: The treatment would depend on what is causing it. In a viral infection , it will go away in a few days. If you have a bacterial infection, then an antibiotic is needed. There are also other causes. In the meanwhile , a topical oral anesthetic lozenge may help but I am not sure if it is available in your area. Some people find gargling with salt water (0.9%) may be soothing. ...Read more
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Try antihistamine: But even more important, find out what may be triggering the itchy throat for example, do you have the itching only after having eaten certain fruits? If so , i suspect that you may have hay fever as well. If you have any problem with throat closing up on you, then you will need to consult an allergist. ...Read more
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