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Any over-the-counter help for someone with throat pain?
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Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care
3 doctors agree
In brief: Throat pain
If the painis associated with voice over-use or a simple cold or allergy, a simple remedy is to dissolve a tablespoon of table salt in 8 oz warm water. Gargle with this mixture on an as-needed basis.
Using lozenges to keep the throat moist (by increasing salivary flow) works as well.

In brief: Throat pain
If the painis associated with voice over-use or a simple cold or allergy, a simple remedy is to dissolve a tablespoon of table salt in 8 oz warm water. Gargle with this mixture on an as-needed basis.
Using lozenges to keep the throat moist (by increasing salivary flow) works as well.
Dr. David Wishnew
Dr. David Wishnew
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
If by throat pain, you're referring to a sore throat as one may get in the early stages of a cold, otc analgesics such as aspirin, tylenol, (acetaminophen) advil/ibuprofen or Aleve are helpful.
If the throat pain is unusual, for instance with difficulty swallowing or high fever, more serious conditions (eg, epiglottitis) or tumor should be ruled out.

In brief: Yes
If by throat pain, you're referring to a sore throat as one may get in the early stages of a cold, otc analgesics such as aspirin, tylenol, (acetaminophen) advil/ibuprofen or Aleve are helpful.
If the throat pain is unusual, for instance with difficulty swallowing or high fever, more serious conditions (eg, epiglottitis) or tumor should be ruled out.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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Dr. Anna Meyer
If the throat pain has persisted for more than two weeks, you should see your doctor.
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