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What to do if i need a home remedy for a sore throat.?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Slippery Elm

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.

In brief: Slippery Elm

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.
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