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Sore throat. How to get relief?

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I have a sour throat. How can i get relieved out of it?
Posted Tue, 22 May 2012 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar 44 minutes later

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Acute attack of sore throat is usually of viral in aetiology. Most of the time, viral infection is self-limiting and gets relieved with-in a week. But if it is super-added with bacterial infection then you will require appropriate antibiotics for the control of the same.

Core-Dx is not enough to alleviate your problems. In fact, it can even delay the recovery, as it alters the consistency of nasal and throat secretions.

I would suggest you to drink plenty of warm water; this helps in increasing the blood supply to the affected site and helps in faster relief. Secondly, you need to do gargles with povidone iodine solution to reduce the micro-organism load in the throat and anti-inflammatory medicines such as diclofenac or ibuprofen for reducing the pain.

Avoid coffee/chilled or hot beverages/oily food/smoking/alcohol (if any), till you recover completely.

If the symptoms do not subside with the above treatment, then you will have to consult your doctor for a thorough examination and management. Antibiotics (such as combination of amoxycillin and clavulanic) can be started only after consulting your doctor.

Hope I have answered your query; I will be available for the follow-up queries.

Dr. Naveen Kumar N.
ENT and Head & Neck Surgeon
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