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Will lozenges be a good remedy for my sore throat?

Will lozenges be a good remedy for my sore throat?

May help: I recommend that to a number of my patients, also chloraseptic spray. ...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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What is a good over-the-counter medication for sore tonsils or sore throat?

What is a good over-the-counter medication for sore tonsils or sore throat?

Sore throat: Tylenol or Motrin can be used for the pain and the fever if present. Flonase can help if the sore throat is due to post nasal drip.' Chloroseptic spray can numb up the throat to take the pain away. It is sprayed in the throat every few hours and woks on the surface of the throat and the tonsils. You may also have tonsil stones that get inflamed. Have the ent doctor check it out. ...Read more

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Is it safe to gargle with a small (cap full) of hydrogen peroxide for a sore throat? Will it help stop the soar throat early?

Is it safe to gargle with a small (cap full) of hydrogen peroxide for a sore throat? Will it help stop the soar throat early?

yes/no: Peroxide will breakdown to water after it releases all of its extra oxygen . Its use as a gargle has been offered by some as a treatment, but little if any benefit is documented. ...Read more

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Throats sore and i now have an ear ache..What is a good remedy?

Throats sore and i now have an ear ache..What is a good remedy?

Needs to be checked: You can take some pain pills and gargle with warm water with salt.If not better or if you have other symptoms like fever, difficulty swallowing or swollen glands in neck, then consult your doctor as you may need to be treated with antobiotics. ...Read more

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Is lemon good for throat pain?

Is lemon good for throat pain?

Throat pain: You have signs and symptoms for pharyngeal infection. Please see a doctor for proper management including possible antibiotics. Lemon (citrus acid) may irritate your throat. ...Read more

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What can a breastfeeding mom take for a sore scratchy throat?

What can a breastfeeding mom take for a sore scratchy throat?

little: If you can "tough it out" i always recommend my breastfeeding moms to not take very much.... However you may want to be seen by your doctor to rule out anything more serious. ...Read more

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Help please? What is a good remedy for 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 several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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How can I relieve my sore throat with some in home remedies? I get sore throat quite often. What can I take at home to relieve a sore throat? .

Old or New Way: The usual way is to take liquid medicine or cough drops designed for the throat. The old way is to gargle with peroxide, the new way is to gargle with Chlorhexidine gluconate (brand name = Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) and needs an rx from your physician or dentist). ...Read more

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Can honey cured sore throat? Im having a bad sore throat . Whats the best solution

Can honey cured sore throat? Im having a bad sore throat . Whats 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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How to tell a cold from strep throat? Do you always have a fever with strep? Will there be white patches on throat? I have a cough and sore throat.

How to tell a cold from strep throat? Do you always have a fever with strep? Will there be white patches on throat? I have a cough and sore throat.

See a physician: 26 year old male with sore throat and cough. Most cases of sore throat are viral, whereas strep is a bacterial cause of sore throat. It is hard to tell the difference at home. Even physicians have a difficult time distinguishing between strep and viral infection based on history alone. Please see a primary care physician for a thorough physical exam and also a strep test for a definitive diagnosis ...Read more

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Please explain who has a good home remedy for sore throat and coughing?

Please explain who has a good home remedy for sore throat and coughing?

Home remedies: Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Hydrate well. Consider using a warm air vaporizer. Mix several teaspoons of honey into herbal tea with a squeeze of lemon juice. Or make tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve coughing. ...Read more

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What are home remedies that will help with a sore throat and cough?

What are home remedies that will help with a sore throat and cough?

Hot liquids.: Many things are used commonly. Hot salt water gargles, hot tea with honey. Otc preps like chloraseptic ( a numbing medication) or guaifanesin ( an expectorant) plus or minus dm ( a cough suppressant). ...Read more

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What are some good home remedies for a headache and/ or a sore throat?

What are some good home remedies for a headache and/ or a sore throat?

Remedies: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is a good first line treatment for dull headaches. If the headache is due to marked nasal congestion,taking a decongestant like sudafed, irrigating the nasal passages with warm salt water and,/or using a nasal spray like afrin for a short time helps. For viral sore throat,lozenges and warm salt water gargles help. A throat culture is recommended for persistent sore throat to rule out strep ...Read more

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What will a doctor prescribe for my sore throat?

What will a doctor prescribe for my sore throat?

Depends on cause: If bacteria - maybe antibiotic, If thrush - maybe antifungal. If viral - maybe meds to soothe. If massively enlarged - maybe steroids. ...Read more

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Can there be a quick remedy for itchy throat?

Can there be a quick remedy for itchy throat?

Itchy throat: Garggle woth salt and water, it will soothe it, if you have nasal congestion, a saline nasal spray also helps. ...Read more

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Is there a pain reliever that I can use for my sore throat and stuffy nose?

Is there a pain reliever that I can use for my sore throat and stuffy nose?

Agree w Dr. Ummat: Additionally - 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 good for a sore throat?

What is good for 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 several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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Is there a good way to get rid of/sooth 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 several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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Will lozenges be a good remedy for my sore throat?

May help: I recommend that to a number of my patients, also chloraseptic spray. ...Read more

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What are considered the best cough drop/lozenge or any other remedy for coughing and sore throat?

Depends on how sever: The over the counter cepacol or halls have a soothing quality, however, cough syrups such as Robitussin (guaifenesin) have a cough suppressant that helps decrease the drive for your cough. In addition if you have a lot of phlegm you may want to use musinex. ...Read more

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Are lozenges good natural home remedies for sore throat?

Are lozenges good natural home remedies for sore throat?

Pretty much so: Especially the ones that are honey lemon flavored. And drink plenty of warm liquids topped with honey or ginger. ...Read more

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Please describe a good alternative remedy for a sore throat?

Ginger: 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. 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. ...Read more

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Docs, what's a good remedy for a sore throat?

Docs, what's a good remedy for a sore throat?

Sore throat remedy: As long as the sore throat is not being caused by a strep infection, a good remedy is as follows: make a 50/50 mixture of liquid Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and maalox and gargle, then spit it out. Do this several times daily. If your sore throat persists, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Please describe a good home remedy for a sore throat?

Please describe a good home remedy for a 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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Please explain who has a good home remedy for sore throat and coughing?

Home remedies: Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Hydrate well. Consider using a warm air vaporizer. Mix several teaspoons of honey into herbal tea with a squeeze of lemon juice. Or make tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve coughing. ...Read more

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Is there a good sore throat remedy or helpful tips and tricks to get rid of it?

Is there a good sore throat remedy or helpful tips and tricks to get rid of it?

Old treatment below: Here's an old one we were told in the 70's - combine liquid Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with liquid maalox, mix 1 teaspoon of each together, gargle for 1 minute, then spit out. Keep them refrigerated, it seems to work better that way. ...Read more

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Help please? What is a good remedy for 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 several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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What is a good remedy for a sore throat caused by coughing ?

What is a good remedy for a sore throat caused by coughing
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Many options: I am not sure one is best, but am pretty sure that one will work well for you. Hot salt water gargles, chloraseptic throat spray ( may contain phenol or benzocaine) or Benzocaine lozenges. Some like hot tea with honey and lemon while others prefer hot buttered rum. ...Read more

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Please describe a good home remedy for sore throat, cough and sinus congestion?

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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How do sore throat lozenges work?

How do sore throat lozenges work?

Usually have...: Usually have a mucoid soothing agent like glycerine and/or menthol or eucalyptus which is also soothing and "opening" and/or some type of mild topical anesthetic such as benzocaine. They do not kill disease causing bacteria such as strep. ...Read more

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What happens if you take sore throat lozenges?

Depending on the : Contents it can help to numb the throat. Here are some more options. 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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Is it okay to eat a lot of sore throat lozenges?

That depends..: ..On what 's in the lozenges. Some medicated lozenges state, quite clearly, that they should be taken no more than every four hours or six times a day. If you take them more, you're risking side effects. Some lozenges are little more than soothing candy. If you take these more, you're risking obesity and tooth decay. With any medicine, read the package and do not exceed the recommended dose. ...Read more

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Wondering if it's okay to eat a lot of sore throat lozenges?

Don't know what the: Ingredients are in that particular product. If you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Saltwater gargles are helpful. Mix a 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 lemons helps. ...Read more

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Is it possible to od (overdose) on sore throat lozenges / cepacols ?

Is it possible to od (overdose) on sore throat lozenges / cepacols ?

Tough: Would be tough to do if you are adult with normal body weight and normally healthy think you would get tired sucking on 'em 1st. ...Read more

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I hv sore throat and vry painful. I ate the lozenges more than precribed per day. Is it okay?

Yes: Doubt that there will be any severe side-effects from too many lozenges. Hope you are over your cold soon. ...Read more

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Hello! My roomie is having a sore throat and fever. We bought some lozenges but she swallowed one instead of sucking on it. What can we do?

Hello! My roomie is having a sore throat and fever. We bought some lozenges but she swallowed one instead of sucking on it. What can we do?

Not a problem: When lozenges dissolved the mouth they wind up in the stomach. When you swallow it the lozenge dissolves in the stomach and is not a problem. Zinc lozenges are proven to help though other types will relieve symptoms. Also see if you can find Oral Health tincture from HerbPharm at a health food store and swish a dropperful in mouth (then swallow) every 2-3 hours. If it persists check for strep. ...Read more

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