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First signs of sore throat. Any home remedies?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture.
If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. 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.

In brief: Yes

For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture.
If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. 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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Consider making tea with 2 tsp of Marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve throat pain.
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See below

Gargling warm salt water may help.
Airborne (otc) and Ibuprofen may help.

In brief: See below

Gargling warm salt water may help.
Airborne (otc) and Ibuprofen may help.
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
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