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What are some ways to reduce throat pain?
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Sore throat
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 small amount of lemon juice is good.

In brief: Sore throat
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 small amount of lemon juice is good.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. David Mann
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Throat pain
Drink plenty fluids gargle warm salt water eat popsicles or sherbert chloraseptic spray aspergum cough drops tylenol or ibuprofen see doctor if severe or persistent.

In brief: Throat pain
Drink plenty fluids gargle warm salt water eat popsicles or sherbert chloraseptic spray aspergum cough drops tylenol or ibuprofen see doctor if severe or persistent.
Dr. David Mann
Dr. David Mann
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