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What are some best home remedies for sore throats?

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Dr. Mark Loury
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: SORE throat suggest

Hydrate, lozenges especially cepacol which has mild anesthetic properties, tylenol, (acetaminophen) advil, throat coat tea are suggestions.
Gargle with an Aspirin dissolved in salt water. If fever, large lymph glands, or infected looking tonsils then get culture for strep.

In brief: SORE throat suggest

Hydrate, lozenges especially cepacol which has mild anesthetic properties, tylenol, (acetaminophen) advil, throat coat tea are suggestions.
Gargle with an Aspirin dissolved in salt water. If fever, large lymph glands, or infected looking tonsils then get culture for strep.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: For significant sore

Throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test / culture.
Try adding 2 tsp of slippery elm bark to 1 cup of hot water (steep for at least 5 minutes in a covered teapot). Drink this as needed to relieve pain or a few times per day. Slippery elm bark lozenges are another option. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times /day.

In brief: For significant sore

Throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test / culture.
Try adding 2 tsp of slippery elm bark to 1 cup of hot water (steep for at least 5 minutes in a covered teapot). Drink this as needed to relieve pain or a few times per day. Slippery elm bark lozenges are another option. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times /day.
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