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What's good for sore throats ?

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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Depends

A simple sore throat from a cold responds nicely to hot liquid of some type.
Some people like hot water and honey, some like tea, and then there is always chicken soup. Lozenges can help as well as advil or tylenol (acetaminophen). If the sore throat is severe and you are having trouble swallowing, not just discomfort, but pain you may have a viral or bacterial infection. In that case you should see your doctor.

In brief: Depends

A simple sore throat from a cold responds nicely to hot liquid of some type.
Some people like hot water and honey, some like tea, and then there is always chicken soup. Lozenges can help as well as advil or tylenol (acetaminophen). If the sore throat is severe and you are having trouble swallowing, not just discomfort, but pain you may have a viral or bacterial infection. In that case you should see your doctor.
Dr. David Astrachan
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Dr. Ray Holt
Family Medicine

In brief: Lots of things

Try gargling salt water. Take pain relievers.
Suck on lozenges, i like cepacol maximum strength. If it's severe or prongued, see a doctor in case the infection needs treatment.

In brief: Lots of things

Try gargling salt water. Take pain relievers.
Suck on lozenges, i like cepacol maximum strength. If it's severe or prongued, see a doctor in case the infection needs treatment.
Dr. Ray Holt
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