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what is the best thing to take for stopping sore throat and flu?

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what is the best thing to take for stoping sore throat and flu ? are there any natural things or foods ? or it's better to take medicine
Posted Wed, 9 Oct 2013 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Answered by Dr. Dadapeer K 13 days later
Brief Answer:
Better to take medicines combined with home remedies

Detailed Answer:

Sore throat is because of acute pharyngitis. It is usually associated with like antibiotics and non steroidal antiinflammatory drugs to control infection and inflammation along with the home remedies to obtain symptomatic relief.

The home remedies are

Salt water gargling
Drinking hot water
using hot drinks like tea, soups

The other medicines which can provide quick relief are
Cough syrups
Cough lozenges

Please do consult your doctor for prescription of drugs for sore throat and flu and in the mean time you can do the above home remedies.

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