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Woke up with the worst sore throat i have ever had is there

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Woke up with the worst sore throat i have ever had is there anything i can do to relieve it until i can get in to doctor?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
Hi--any fever or white spots on your tonsils or on the back of your throat?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I do not have a fever but honestly i cant see very well in throat
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
OK Susan. Usually these are viral and resolve in a few days but if it goes on beyond three or four days you need to be checked for strep. In the meantime, ibuprofen, zinc lozenges, gargling with a mixture of one teaspoon of salt and some lemon juice, honey and broth, and sucking on hard candy can help
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