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What should I do about my sore throat?

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Dr. Phil Zapanta
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Several things

1. Gargle w/ salt water 2.
Drink plenty of water 3. Avoid carbonated beverages 4. Topical throat sprays may be helpful 5. Avoid very hot food and spicy food 6. A soft diet may be helpful if you do not see improvement in 24 to 48 hours, you should see your doctor.

In brief: Several things

1. Gargle w/ salt water 2.
Drink plenty of water 3. Avoid carbonated beverages 4. Topical throat sprays may be helpful 5. Avoid very hot food and spicy food 6. A soft diet may be helpful if you do not see improvement in 24 to 48 hours, you should see your doctor.
Dr. Phil Zapanta
Dr. Phil Zapanta
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Options

For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a streph throat test.
Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Pour boiling water over thinly sliced ginger. Steep 5 min. In a covered pot. Add 2 to 3 tbs honey & sip.

In brief: Options

For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a streph throat test.
Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Pour boiling water over thinly sliced ginger. Steep 5 min. In a covered pot. Add 2 to 3 tbs honey & sip.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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