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.