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I have a very sore throat hurs to swallow. its at the base

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I have a very sore throat hurs to swallow . its at the base of my throat   what can i do so that i can get some sleep?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  DoogleNK replied 9 years ago.
Take plenty of oral fluids, do frequent warm salt water gargles, suck on throat lozenges or hard candy, suck on frozen flavoured desserts, humidify room air, speak less & take tylenol or advil for pain relief. Honey & lemon also help the pain.
Pain relief should help you to sleep.
If it still not possible to get sleep, you may need a prescription of sedative from a doctor.
Also please consult a doctor for evaluation (including blod work & local swabs) & treatment (which may include oral antibiotics) of the throat infection.
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Expert:  Dr. Zia replied 9 years ago.
Just want to add one thing here... You can also take over the counter Benadryl (antihistamine) that will not only help you in sleeping but also might relieve some of your symptoms as well.