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What is the best thing to take for a throat infection?
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Dr. Michelle Marcincuk
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Dpends
If it is viral, supportive treatment like soft foods, tylenol/ibuprofen, throat lozenges help.
However, if these do not help or the pain worsens, you should see your doctor. True bacterial throat infections (such as strep throat) require antibiotics, and can become serious if not treated appropriately.

In brief: Dpends
If it is viral, supportive treatment like soft foods, tylenol/ibuprofen, throat lozenges help.
However, if these do not help or the pain worsens, you should see your doctor. True bacterial throat infections (such as strep throat) require antibiotics, and can become serious if not treated appropriately.
Dr. Michelle Marcincuk
Dr. Michelle Marcincuk
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Dr. Leila Wing
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: How long
How long have you had this throat infection? More information is needed.
Any fever? Any lumps in the neck, any cough? Any other symptoms like gi/vomiting/diarrhea? If you have a typical sore throat, these are mostly viral and will get better in a short time period. You could try symptomatic care with warm fluids and salt water gargles. If it persists or you have a high fever, see your doctor.

In brief: How long
How long have you had this throat infection? More information is needed.
Any fever? Any lumps in the neck, any cough? Any other symptoms like gi/vomiting/diarrhea? If you have a typical sore throat, these are mostly viral and will get better in a short time period. You could try symptomatic care with warm fluids and salt water gargles. If it persists or you have a high fever, see your doctor.
Dr. Leila Wing
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