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Is there any treatment for sore throat and cough?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Agree w Dr Pascolini

If you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider ; get a streph throat test ; culture.
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.

In brief: Agree w Dr Pascolini

If you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider ; get a streph throat test ; culture.
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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**For hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth.
Dr. Michael Pascolini
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on diagnosis

It depends on how long everything has been going on.
There are numerous diagnosis for sore throat. Usually a pharyngitis is initially a viral infection and can turn into a bacterial infection. If you have been having this for a long time (months) maybe its allergies. You should be evaluated by a physician if it bothers you.

In brief: Depends on diagnosis

It depends on how long everything has been going on.
There are numerous diagnosis for sore throat. Usually a pharyngitis is initially a viral infection and can turn into a bacterial infection. If you have been having this for a long time (months) maybe its allergies. You should be evaluated by a physician if it bothers you.
Dr. Michael Pascolini
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