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How can I stop a sore throat before it gets worse?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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In brief: Sore throat

For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a streph throat test.
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. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.

In brief: Sore throat

For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a streph throat test.
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. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.
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