Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

132 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

How can sore throat be treated?

I am trying to figure out what can I do for a sore throat. I have absolutely no symptoms of a cold or flue. It s only the left side of my throat that just came on today. I mainly hurt when I swallow or press on that one left side. I m not on any medication and I m in good health. 35yr old male in Jacksonville, Fl.
Fri, 7 Dec 2018
Report Abuse
General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi,

A sore throat could have been caused due to inflammation of pharyngeal mucosa.

Since you do not have any other symptoms, kindly do the following to overcome it.
1. Do salt water gargling with warm water thrice daily.
2. Take steam inhalation twice daily.
3. Use medicated lozanges when necessary.
4. Take decongestant syrup if needed.
5. Avoid intake of cold foods or beverages.

Gradually, you should be able to overcome the symptom and be back to normal.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Ashakiran S,
General & Family Physician
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

Hello, I feel a lot like someone just stuck needles in a flame and told me to swallow them or they d burn my Harry Potter books and now my throat kills and please remember this is hypothetical and did not actually happen it s just what my throat feels like. Please, please PLEASE help me. Much thanks

doctor1 MD

Hi I ve had a sore throat for about a week now and I woke up this morning with red bumps at the back of my tongue and not long ago I started tasting like a metallic taste it also feels like I have hair at the back and In my throat I m not sure what to do so please help!!

doctor1 MD

I have a sore throat, sinus on the left side seems to be clogged as I am experiencing pain that is radiating across the cheek on the same side. I was given Fluzet tablets to be taken X2 tds and Cataflam dispersible X1 bd. Are these going to be effective it was prescribed to me by a pharmacist