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What can I take for a sore throat due to roommates being sick prior?

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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine
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In brief: Sore throat help

Most colds & sore throats are caused by viruses, which antibiotics can't kill.
So do things to make yourself fell better while you're waiting for your body to kick this. Gargle with salt water. Drink tea with honey. Suck on hard candy/lozenges. Take Acetaminophen (no more than 8 a day). Vitamin c and zinc lozenges may help. Chicken soup! sleep lots. Take care.

In brief: Sore throat help

Most colds & sore throats are caused by viruses, which antibiotics can't kill.
So do things to make yourself fell better while you're waiting for your body to kick this. Gargle with salt water. Drink tea with honey. Suck on hard candy/lozenges. Take Acetaminophen (no more than 8 a day). Vitamin c and zinc lozenges may help. Chicken soup! sleep lots. Take care.
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