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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can i help you?
User :   I've been having an off and on sore throat for the past month and a half and each time it has gotten worse
Doctor :  
may l know your age and gender?
User :   female 23
Doctor :   Ok.

Doctor :  
Sore throat is caused by the infection of the throat mainly viral.
Doctor :  
Have you consulted a doctor for knowing the cause of it?
User :   I am going to do that... but I wanted to talk with someone to know for sure
Doctor :   Ok.

Doctor :  
I shall give you few tips for the treatment and prevention.
User :   ok
Doctor :  
1. avoid cold and chilled food products.
Doctor :  
They can aggravate or precipitate the sore throat.
User :   ok
Doctor :  
2. Warm salt water gargling three times a day whenever you get the sore throat.
Doctor :  
3. You can use disprin salt water garles as an alternative to it.

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