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How to soothe a sore throat ?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Lots of things

Gargle with salt water. Drink tea with honey.
Suck on hard candy/lozenges or popsicles.Take pain relievers like acetaminophen, Ibuprofen or naproxen. Hope you feel better soon.

In brief: Lots of things

Gargle with salt water. Drink tea with honey.
Suck on hard candy/lozenges or popsicles.Take pain relievers like acetaminophen, Ibuprofen or naproxen. Hope you feel better soon.
Dr. Francine Yep
Dr. Francine Yep
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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Try Tylenol (acetaminophen) orAdvil

In brief: Try Tylenol (acetaminophen) orAdvil

Try tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil.
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
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Dr. John Chastain
Typical sore throat pain, i.e. that related to sinus drainage, tonsillitis, etc. may be helped by using OTC Hurricaine, Chloraseptic, etc. Eating ice chips and drinking plenty of fluids can help, as well as gargling with warm salt water. A humidifier blowing toward your face may also help.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Remedies

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: Remedies

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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