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How can I stop a sore throat from getting worse.?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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.

In brief: Might not be able to

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.
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