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What can u do for a sore throat?

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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Quite a few things

If your sore throat is from a viral infection, then simply time, warm water gargles, throat lozenges or pain medications like tylenol (acetaminophen) should be sufficient.
If you have a more severe sore throat, especially from a bacterial infection (like strep) you will need antibiotics in addition to pain relief. Feel better!

In brief: Quite a few things

If your sore throat is from a viral infection, then simply time, warm water gargles, throat lozenges or pain medications like tylenol (acetaminophen) should be sufficient.
If you have a more severe sore throat, especially from a bacterial infection (like strep) you will need antibiotics in addition to pain relief. Feel better!
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Tips

For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test/ culture.
If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. 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.

In brief: Tips

For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test/ culture.
If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. 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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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