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Q: Why does gargling with salt water sometimes help a sore throat?
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Does gargling water help a sore throat?

It depends on what you are gargling and the cause for the sore throat. Most sore throats are a result of bacterial or viral infection, and gargling frequently with a salt water solution can be very beneficial.

Is gargling on a warm water with a salt can be a good medicine for swelling lymph node?

Yes. It helps take down the swelling and can also help your throat feel better. You can also try swishing and gargling peroxide in your mouth. IT helps dull the pain.

What disease do i have if i havePainful swalloing?

You have a sore throat. It can be caused by a viral infection, and it can be a strep infection (strep throat). Gargling with warm salt water for 30 seconds at least 4 times a day can help it get better sooner.

What can be done for extreme throat pain when Vicodin does not help?

The doctor at the E.R. can give you a liquid to drink that will numb your throat for 8 hours. If the pill is not working thry gargling with warm salt water and maybe they will give you the liquid.

What do you do when you have a sore throat from yelling?

Stop yelling :) Seriously, though, throat lozenges or salt water gargling can help. The sore throat (and the hoarse voice) are caused by rapid and large vibrations in your vocal cords, which causes strain. This usually takes several days to recover your normal voice.

Why might gargling help the pain of a sore throat?

Gargling is just a method to get medicine or saline (salt water) deep into your sore throat without drowning or swallowing the solutions. What reduces the pain is the solution used in the gargle. Usually this is a saline solution because saline is very soothing to mucous tissues and helps inflammation. See the related question below for more tips on how to get rid of a sore throat.

How do you help esophagus swollen down?

Try gargling salt water or go to your doctor.

What will help an earache if you don't have any medicine?

gargling warm salt water (this is what i learned from a friends garandmother)

Does asparagus help you sing?

sometimes it wil help ur throat.

How to sing without my throat hurting and how to sing better and vocal warmups that I can do?

Try drink some cold water and gargling it will help, also try eating some sweet candy or some really minty candy that helps, but since i have been singing ever since i was a kid my throat don't hurt. but try water, candy or some minty candy.

Can fanta pop help a sore throat?

sometimes it can.

What exercises help GERD?

Try gargling and rinse your mouth/throat out with hydrogen peroxide. also do not eat foods like chips that can scratch the throat. There are as well many medications and cough drops that will leave you feeling much better. hope it helps.