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

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine

In brief: 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

In brief: 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
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