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How to treat a sore throat?

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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Sore throat TLC

Gargle with salt water. Drink tea with honey.
Suck on popsicles. Take something to relieve pain like Acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Lots of chicken soup and tlc. Hope you feel better soon.

In brief: Sore throat TLC

Gargle with salt water. Drink tea with honey.
Suck on popsicles. Take something to relieve pain like Acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Lots of chicken soup and tlc. Hope you feel better soon.
Dr. Francine Yep
Dr. Francine Yep
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Dr. John Stork
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Symptomatic relief

Salt water gargles, warm liquids like tea.
Pain medicines, such as Ibuprofen (anti-inflammatory effect) or acetaminophen. If severe, possibly with fever may need a throat culture to diagnose strep, and then antibiotics - although the antibiotics may not shorten the sore throat - they may prevent potential complications like nephritis or scarlet fever.

In brief: Symptomatic relief

Salt water gargles, warm liquids like tea.
Pain medicines, such as Ibuprofen (anti-inflammatory effect) or acetaminophen. If severe, possibly with fever may need a throat culture to diagnose strep, and then antibiotics - although the antibiotics may not shorten the sore throat - they may prevent potential complications like nephritis or scarlet fever.
Dr. John Stork
Dr. John Stork
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