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Alternative treatment focuses on easing the symptoms of sore throat using herbs and botanical medicines. Aromatherapists recommend inhaling the fragrances of essential oils of lavender (Lavandula officinalis), thyme ( Thymus vulgaris ), eucalyptus...[read article]

Tests for Sore Throat

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A throat swab culture, or throat culture, is a test commonly used to diagnose bacterial infections in the throat. These infections can include strep throat, pneumon...  More
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A streptococcal screen , also called a rapid streptococcus screening test or rapid strep screen, is a test that determines if you have a type of bacteria called gro...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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A red blood cell count is a blood test that your doctor uses to find out how many red blood cells (RBCs) you have in your blood. It is also called an erythrocyte co...  More
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Medical Procedures for Sore Throat

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Treatment of Underlying Disorders
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Prescribed Medications for Sore Throat

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IBUPROFEN (eye BYOO proe fen) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used for dental pain, fever, headaches or migraines, osteoarthritis, rheumato...  More
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Over the Counter Medications for Sore Throat

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ACETAMINOPHEN (a set a MEE noe fen) is a pain reliever. It is used to treat mild pain and fever.  More
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IBUPROFEN (eye BYOO proe fen) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used for dental pain, fever, headaches or migraines, osteoarthritis, rheumato...  More
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Self Care for Sore Throat

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Humidifier therapy adds moisture to the air to prevent dryness that can cause irritation in many parts of the body. Humidifiers can be particularly effective for tr...  More
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Drink Plenty of Fluids
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Rest your Voice
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Avoid Smoking
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Avoid Exposure to Secondhand Smoke
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Diets for Sore Throat

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Follow a Bland Diet
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Herbs and Supplements for Sore Throat What's this?

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Eucalyptus oil is used commonly as a decongestant and expectorant for upper respiratory tract infections or inflammations, as well as for various musculoskeletal co...  More
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Bovine colostrum is the pre-milk fluid produced by cow mammary glands during the first two to four days after giving birth. Bovine colostrum delivers growth, nutrie...  More
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The slippery elm is native to eastern Canada and the eastern and central United States where it is found mostly in the Appalachian Mountains. Its name refers to the...  More
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The medicinally used part of licorice is the root and dried rhizome of the low-growing shrub Glycyrrhiza glabra . Currently, most licorice is produced in Greece, Tu...  More
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There are at least 180 species of honeysuckle, with most species found in Asia and a few in Europe and the Americas. In homeopathy, honeysuckle has been used for as...  More
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Zinc has been used since ancient Egyptian times to enhance wound healing, although the usefulness of this approach is only partially confirmed by the clinical data ...  More
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