Sore throat and pain on swallowing

Dear Ask The Doctor:  It hurts when I swallow, and it feels like my throat is swollen.. what is the quick remedy overnight?

Dear Patient:  You may try warm saline gargles and Advil (Ibuprofen) to relieve pain. Avoid sweets for now and drink more of cold water. However, I think it is still worth checking out by a doctor to make sure you don’t need antibiotics. If what you are having is strep throat, it also has long-term, serious complications. I hope this helps.

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