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How much achinacea/goldenseal is safe for a sore throat?
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
2 doctors agree
In brief: None would be best
There is little if any proven value to the use of echinacea in the treatment of infection.
Why spend money for something which is not likely to alter the course of your illness? If the sore throat persists, or you have reason to believe it may be bacterial rather than viral, see your family doctor and get treated appropriately.

In brief: None would be best
There is little if any proven value to the use of echinacea in the treatment of infection.
Why spend money for something which is not likely to alter the course of your illness? If the sore throat persists, or you have reason to believe it may be bacterial rather than viral, see your family doctor and get treated appropriately.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Herbs for sore throa
As long as there is no allergy to the ingredients, then one dose three times per day is usually safe.

In brief: Herbs for sore throa
As long as there is no allergy to the ingredients, then one dose three times per day is usually safe.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
echinacea should not be used for long periods (more than a couple weeks) as it may actually weaken immunity
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