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What are some really good ways to get rid of a sore or swollen throat if doctor already started you on antibiotics?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine

In brief: Warm salt water....

Gargles several times daily, cold clear fluid drinks, Ibuprofen or naproxyn in proper doses, lots of clear fluids (particularly chicken soup, of course).
If the sore throat is viral, the sore throat should last 3-5 days, with or without the antibiotic. Vitamin c, about 1000 mg daily, and or zinc lozengers may help.

In brief: Warm salt water....

Gargles several times daily, cold clear fluid drinks, Ibuprofen or naproxyn in proper doses, lots of clear fluids (particularly chicken soup, of course).
If the sore throat is viral, the sore throat should last 3-5 days, with or without the antibiotic. Vitamin c, about 1000 mg daily, and or zinc lozengers may help.
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